Sustainability & Environmental Solutions

The current Building Regulation Part ADL2(A) 2006 requires improvements in the energy performance of buildings to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15-20% compared to the previous standards, together with a further 10% of energy from renewable or green technologies. Without these renewable energy technologies, a buildings may need to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 28%

Measures to promote and require the use of ‘low and zero carbon technologies, or LZTs are also being introduced in the Building Regulations and in Supplementary Planning Guidance on sustainable construction and design has been issued by a number of planning authorities.

S I Sealy & Associates Limited, as a specialist building services enginnering practice has indepth inhouse enginnering expertise, to provide sound advise at feasibility, detailed design and operational stages. This allows us to develop an understanding with our clients on how to manage and promote sustainable development issues.

Collaboration with our Client and the design team at an early stage of the contract is essential. Experienced S I Sealy engineers will offer practical advise at an early stage, and advise the client and design team on sustainable technologies, their cost, impact, viability, grant availability, long term benefits, and hence allow the team to obtain the maximum enviromental benefit within the constraints of the budget for any given project.

Building Services Engineers are obligated to meet the targets set out in protocols set by governments across the world. Recent legislative change imposed by the ODPM involves the Buildings Regulations. S I Sealy are equipped with specialist and certified engineers to manage these changes and offer solutions to these problems of achieving compliance under these new more onerous and demanding targets.

Increasing use of rating systems such as BREEAM reflect the importance of designing for a changing climate, by promoting sustainable technologies which are energy efficient and use clean carbon free or carbon reduction technologies.

Low or zero carbon technologies are currently defined as;

  • Solar Thermal
  • Solar Electric (Photovoltaics)
  • Wind
  • Ground Source Heat pumps
  • Ground Source cooling
  • Biomass
  • Absorption cooling
  • CHP & Micro CHP