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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…

10 top tips for improving your air test score

February 26, 2021

Air Pressure Test

You can save yourself the stress of a failed air test score by putting the systems and procedures in place to guarantee you pass your air test first time. And if you don’t pass, there are simple tweaks you can make. Read our latest article where we share our 10 top tips for improving your air test score.Read the full article…

What are the changes to SAP 10 (and what will it mean for you)?

February 19, 2021

SAP 10

Back in 2018, the UK Government announced that SAP 10 would be launching in 2019-2020. And while (unsurprisingly!) we’ve seen this take a back seat for the time being. However, now is the time to familiarise and prepare yourself for the changes on the horizon. Read our latest article to find out more about the changes to SAP 10 (and what it could mean for you).Read the full article…

What is the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge? | Buildpass Investigates.

February 11, 2021

RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge has been designed to help architects meet net zero whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. But, what core areas is the Climate Challenge focusing on, and what are its specific targets? We dig deeper in our latest article.Read the full article…

“Building Better, Building Beautiful” | What new local standards can we expect?

February 5, 2021

Building Better, Building Beautiful

On January 30, 2020, the “Building Better, Building Beautiful” Commission published their final report. Now, one year later, we are starting to see the seeds of that report come into fruition. Read our latest article on how the new rules, frameworks and funding opportunities created by the Government to help local communities “live in beauty”.Read the full article…

Blow-in Cellulose Insulation | A Guide.

January 29, 2021

Cellulose Insulation

Heard of blow-in cellulose insulation and wondering whether it’s the right option for your home? There are a few things you need to consider before settling on an answer. Read our latest blog, where we outline the pros and cons of this popular attic and closed wall insulation type.Read the full article…

When is the right time to get an air tightness test undertaken?

January 22, 2021

Air Pressure Test

Your air tightness test is a core part of any energy efficient dwelling strategy. But when is the right time to take your air test, how long does it take, what will it cost and what happens if you fail? We’re answering this – and more – in our latest blog.Read the full article…

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