The construction and property industry plays a vital role in energy consumption, energy efficiency, and sustainable practices in the built environment.

Energy is required in the construction and property industry’s supply chain for various aspects of the process from design, through construction and beyond occupation. Energy efficiency and sustainability measures are key for the industry to remove reliance on harmful fossil fuels, to reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and minimise environmental impact. That is why these measures are identified early on in the process in order to reduce energy consumption and the decarbonisation of heat and influencing the built environment’s energy efficiency credentials. This falls in-line with the Government’s targets for this sector to support the UK’s mission to reach net zero.

The construction and property industry is a significant consumer of energy, largely fossil fuels, both during the construction phase (whether new build or retro-fit) and throughout the lifecycle of the built environment. Energy is needed for various construction activities, materials production – such as cement, steel and bricks – site preparation, transportation, machinery operation, on-site power supply for tools, as well heating and lighting.

The construction industry plays a critical role in designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings through insulation, efficient HVAC systems, high-performance windows, and energy-efficient lighting, heating and chilling systems that can significantly reduce energy consumption. The design phase determines the building’s energy performance and the potential for renewable energy integration to ensure they meet the Government’s increasingly high energy efficiency performance.

It is therefore important from a compliance perspective as the construction industry has seen the rise of green building certifications, to encourage the adoption of energy-efficient construction practices, sustainable materials, renewable energy integration, and overall eco-friendly building design.

Consulting with an energy expert early on in the design stage can pay dividends for the future sustainability. Solar panels, wind turbines, heat pumps, and other renewable energy technologies can be integrated into the construction process, providing on-site renewable energy generation and reducing dependence on more harmful fossil fuels.

Calibrate can help in this mission by proposing and installing solutions to transform an organisation’s energy profile and meet the Government’s agenda to reach net zero.  We can support in making the transition to installing renewables, as well as upgrade or expand existing systems, making your business more sustainable and positively impact your bottom line and carbon profile.

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We have also achieved ISO9001 NQA status.

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