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Energy Performance Certificates explained | Buildpass

November 17, 2021

Energy Performance Certificate

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a simple way for the industry to understand the energy efficiency and carbon emission of your home. The certificate is used for buildings which are being sold, let or constructed in the UK. Read our latest blog for the full lowdown on EPCs, who needs them and how they are calculated. Read the full article…

Buildpass investigates | Building with nature

November 7, 2021

Building With Nature

The Building with Nature standard is working to develop a new generation of development, raising the bar in the construction industry and showing us how to build for people and wildlife. Without a shadow of a doubt, the construction industry can have a detrimental effect on humans and wildlife across the world, damaging habitats andRead the full article…

Who is eligible for the £5,000 heat pump grant? | Buildpass investigates.

October 29, 2021

air source heat pump

The government has announced that they will offer households across England and Wales grants of £5,000 to help them replace old gas builders with low carbon heat pumps. This new scheme is a part of the government’s Heat and Building Strategy and has received £450m to run over three years and serve 90,000 homes. Find out more in our latest blog.Read the full article…

BREEAM Responsible Sourcing of Materials | A Guide

October 21, 2021

Breeam

To make sure you secure your BREEAM Outstanding rating, it’s essential for you to consider the responsible sourcing of materials for the development of your build. In our latest article, we talk about what responsible sourcing actually means and how it could impact your future development.Read the full article…

10 helpful ways to reduce your autumn energy bills.

October 11, 2021

10 helpful ways to reduce your autumn energy bills.

As we move into autumn, it’s inevitable that our energy bills will increase. However, there’s a few things we can do to reduce our energy bills. Read our latest blog on the top 10 ways to save money on your autumn energy billsRead the full article…

What is Passivhaus retrofit?

September 29, 2021

Passivhaus Retrofit

The passivhaus retrofit involves the renovation of older homes, helping to reach the passivHaus standards. When achieved, this will allow even the oldest of homes to successfully achieve energy-efficiency and reduced energy usage. It’s a trickier process than it is for new builds, but 100% worth the time and investment. Find out more in our latest blog post.Read the full article…

Canary Wharf to host Europe’s biggest Passivhaus development.

September 20, 2021

2 Trafalgar Way Passivhaus

by architect Apt, Tower Hamlets council has been given the green light for the Urbanest student accommodation complex which will consist of three towers of 28, 36 and 48 storeys rising from a four storey podium. Read the full article…

TM54 operational energy performance | Buildpass

September 14, 2021

TM54 Operational Energy

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…

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