NRG Awareness have gained invaluable experience in the commercial arena over the past number of years working in commercial construction with developers.
Previous construction projects which our team have been involved in include, bars, restaurants, hair salons, right the way through to office buildings, hospitals and hotels. With the variety of commercial applications it is impossible to cover all aspects. However here are 2 examples:
Developers and Contractors
Developers and contractors build their reputation on quality and value. Part L of the building regulations states that all new dwellings must incorporate renewable energies in respect to heating and domestic hot water systems. This represents a new arena for developers. It requires extensive understanding, experience and product knowledge to ensure the correct application of such technologies
So how can you put your reputation on the line when
- poor system design is no longer acceptable under the regulations
- there is a clear absence of specialized knowledge in the application of these new technologies
- when substandard system components are the responsibility of the developer/contractor
- when each provider is pushing their particular heating commodity without offering a coherent system solution
- when no authority exits to rely upon for solutions
Until now there did not exist a single entity providing a fully comprehensive solution. ES now offer design assistance, technical installation guidance, end-user support and much more. We eliminate all issues currently inhibiting the industry.
Energy Impact Regulation
The emergence of energy efficient products and enforcement of regulations is of course a major step in the right direction. However critical issues still remain unaddressed. Energy effectiveness has created a mini boom within the industry. Overnight there has been an emergence of self-professed renewable energy experts who most often lack the theoretical and practical experience required as well as in-depth product knowledge to satisfy the now discerning customers.
The challenge is now set:
- Building suppliers and unqualified sales staff are no longer an option for system advice or specification
- Heating engineers and architects must design systems to achieve the consumers requirements and not just focus on achieving regulations
- Selected system components must be fit for purpose and perform to real life conditions
- Installation contractors must educate themselves on the available technologies and installation processes
- The developer / contractor must assume full accountability for the heating systems they install and the effectiveness of these systems
All of these factors have understandably caused serious concern for developers and contractors alike.