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TM54 operational energy performance | Buildpass

September 14, 2021

We love exploring new, exciting opportunities for operational efficiency. If it helps provide our clients with the best energy usage possible, we are ready to jump straight in and learn more. The TM54 OEG is no exception. Read our latest blog to find out more about TM54 OEG and what it could mean for your next project.Read the full article…

IPCC Report | What are the Green Building Council’s next steps?

September 6, 2021

IPCC Report

The IPCC report has announced a ‘Code Red’ for human driven global heating. While this is undoubtedly worrying, it does pose the opportunity to limit climate change through strong and sustained reductions in emissions of CO2. In our latest blog, we’re talking about the IPCC Report and how the Green Building Council is working towards limiting impact.Read the full article…

What is an air tightness test (and do I need one)?

September 1, 2021

Air tightness testing

Air tightness is an important aspect of any energy efficient building development. But, there’s a lot of uncertainty to what an air tightness test is. In our latest blog, we unpick all of the finer details about air tightness tests, including what they are, why we need them and who has to take them.Read the full article…

What is the living building challenge?

August 25, 2021

Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge is the ultimate green building programme working towards creating buildings across the world that reduce harm and have a positive impact on our planet. Read our latest blog to find out more about this ethical movement for the construction industry.
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Is it enough to simply reduce our environmental impact?

August 16, 2021

environmental impact

The frightening side effects that our decisions on earth are having on the planet are becoming more and more prominent. It’s time for us to look at our actions and see what we can do to stop these repercussions once and for all. Here, we will discuss whether it is enough to simply reduce our environmental impact. Read the full article…

Say Hello to The New Protected Landscapes Programme.

August 9, 2021

Protected Landscapes Programme

The Protected Landscape programme has been created in line with the Government’s commitment to protect 30% of our land by 2030 and plans to boost biodiversity. But what does this mean for the beautiful landscapes across the UK? Read our latest blog to find out more about this exciting move for our natural landscapes.Read the full article…

Complete guide to sustainable construction 2021 | Buildpass

July 28, 2021

Find out how various methods of green construction can help you achieve your sustainability goals. Learn how smart building systems, integrated design strategies and new materials make this possible.Read the full article…

What is Biophilic Design and why is it important?

July 20, 2021

biophilic design

Many companies across the world such as Amazon, Google and Apple are investing into adapting their buildings to Biophilic Design. But what actually is it? Biophilic design is a method used within the construction industry to increase occupant connection to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature and place conditions. Read our latest blog to find out more.Read the full article…

5 examples of sustainable construction

July 7, 2021

5 examples of sustainable construction

Discover 5 examples of sustainable buildings using sustainable design, green build methods and eco-friendly building materialsRead the full article…

A guide to the most eco-friendly build materials 2021

June 30, 2021

Sustainable Construction Materials

Discover the most eco-friendly construction materials for sustainable construction in 2021. We highlight the best materials for a sustainable design using green build methodsRead the full article…

SBEM Calculations for Commercial New Builds | Complete Guide 2021

June 22, 2021

SBEM calculations

An SBEM Calculation is required for all commercial new builds, find out what it is, when to do it and how to get an SBEM assessment in our expert guide.Read the full article…

Air Tightness Testing | The what, when & how | Buildpass

June 14, 2021

Air Pressure Test

Learn the importance of air tightness testing for energy-efficient homes and find out what an airtightness test involves. Find out the best time to do an air tightness test and how to get a good result.Read the full article…

Guest Post: How window reveals can impact energy efficiency

June 8, 2021

Aerogel

We’re delighted to share another article in the Buildpass Guest Post Series. Today we’re hearing from the brilliant A. Proctor Group all about how window reveals can impact energy efficiency (and they’re ‘go to’ product to keep these energy issues at bay).Read the full article…

What is a kilo-watt hour? | How to calculate kWh

May 31, 2021

Kilowatt Hour

A kilo-watt hour (kWh) is a measure of how much energy a property uses. But what does this actually mean and how can you use it to measure your energy usage?Read the full article…

The 7 principles of sustainable construction

May 21, 2021

The 7 principles of sustainable construction

Discover the foundational principles of sustainable construction and how you can employ them to improve the energy efficiency of your next build.Read the full article…

What are display energy certificates? | A Guide.

May 14, 2021

Display Energy Certificate

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) show the energy performance of non domestic buildings based on their actual energy consumption. Here we discuss what DECs are, why you need them and how to get them.Read the full article…

How can sustainable construction tackle the overheating crisis?

May 6, 2021

Overheating in buildings

Overheating in buildings is a growing problem in the UK and can cause both discomfort and a negative environmental impact. We explore how sustainable construction can minimise overheating in dwellings.Read the full article…

Client Stories | Arms Garden

May 2, 2021

Buildpass were recently invited to work with the idyllic Arms Garden – a rural development of 14 plots – on their SAP calculations, air leakage tests and energy performance certificates. Find out more in our latest case study.Read the full article…

What is life cycle costing and why should we get on board early?

April 22, 2021

Life Cycle Costin

Life cycle costing has always held a significant role when it comes to the design and development of buildings – however, recently we have seen a considerable surge in the need for it. In our latest blog, we explore what life cycle costing is and why it is something we all need to consider.Read the full article…

What is ventilation testing?

April 16, 2021

Part F Ventilation Testing

Ventilation testing is a crucial – but often overlooked – element of new developments. But what is ventilation testing, and why do we need it? Read our latest blog to find out more about ventilation testing and why your new build property requires it.Read the full article…

The Urban Greening Factor | What does it mean for London?

April 11, 2021

The Urban Greening Factor

As the UK’s urban areas become busier and busier, so too does our impact on the planet. And that’s why we are so excited by the Urban Greening Factor. But what is the Urban Greening Factor, why do we need it and what does it mean for London? Find out all this – and more – in our latest article.Read the full article…

Client Stories | Deanfield Homes.

April 5, 2021

Deanfield Homes SAP Calculations

Buildpass recently had the pleasure of working with Deanfield Homes, an established, experienced housebuilder specialising in small to medium sized residential developments. Their ethos is one of ‘creating new homes in environments that have a real sense of space’. When they chose Buildpass to support them with a multi-layered project, we jumped at the chance! Read our latest case study blog to find out more.Read the full article…

What’s next for the renewable heat incentive?

March 21, 2021

Renewable Heat Incentive

The renewable heat incentive has been extended until 31 March 2022 – but what does this change really mean, and are you eligible for the scheme? Find out in our latest blog post.Read the full article…

What is sustainable urban drainage?

March 13, 2021

Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)

Have you heard of sustainable urban drainage (SUDS)? It’s a water management system designed to handle natural water processes in an environmentally conscious, efficient manner. We’ve drawn together the full lowdown on SUDS in our latest blog article.Read the full article…

What is a sustainability statement?

March 5, 2021

Sustainability Statement

Your sustainability statement is a comprehensive, multifaceted report that shows the many aspects of environmental impact of any given development. It shows how you – the developer – will address local objectives and create a sustainable, efficient home. Read our latest article to find out more.Read the full article…

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