Urbane Eco: taking sustainable building to the next level
Message from our M.D. Nick Lloyd:
“I understand some of you are frustrated that we are not participating in the Governments Green Homes Grant scheme at the moment.
Just to let you know that, in my capacity on the Steering Group of the Green Register, we have made representations to The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (B.E.I.S) about this scheme, and how it’s very impractical and unworkable for an SME to get Trustmark accredited via the required PAS2030 (2019) and PAS2035 route.
I am very concerned that, given the extra cost to a company to employ extra staff to do all the paperwork, plus the cost of paying out to accreditation bodies and the extra training and personnel required under PAS2030/35, the £5,000 grant will not go anywhere near in full to the customer.
Please rest assured we are doing our best to remedy the situation. In fact I have written to my MP, Darren Jones, and recommend you do the same to your MP. The obvious answer here in Bristol is for installers like us, who are highly trained via the Green Register, are automatically eligible for the Trustmark.”
The move towards more energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly buildings has come a long way in the last few decades.
But nowhere near enough if we, as a nation and as individuals, are to play a full part in tackling climate change and reducing our dependency on damaging fossil fuels.
If you want your home or commercial premises to truly be an “eco-friendly”, sustainable building, you really should be talking to us. We can drastically reduce your energy consumption and fuel bills while making it a healthier building to live or work in.
Building biology means healthy buildings
As well as creating and retro-fitting structures to achieve startling new levels of energy efficiency, we harness the massive potential of natural materials to construct green buildings that have minimal environmental impact, are hypoallergenic, and with the optimum levels of airtightness and airflow to make them pleasant as well as healthy buildings to be in.
Passive Houses: maximum energy savings, minimum environmental impact
Our Passivehaus designs, for example, don’t just reduce energy consumption to a tiny fraction of traditional “energy efficient” buildings through super insulation, triple glazing, draughtproofing and low energy building materials. They optimise the availability of renewable energy sources too, such as solar, heat pumps, heat recovery and battery storage.
Buildings really needn’t cost the Earth. So, if you want to do more than just tick the boxes on green building, get in touch with the experts.