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  • Title: Energy Efficiency in Irish Homes and Businesses
    Descriptive info: .. Saving you money and helping the environment.. Residential Services:.. BER - Building Energy Rating.. Air Tightness.. Energy Audit.. Renewable Technology.. Building a new home?.. Grant Aid Services.. Project Management.. Commercial Services:.. Sustainability Services.. Energy Services.. Quicklinks:.. Home.. FAQ.. Contact Us.. Providing expert advice on being energy efficient.. WEC is a vibrant young company and was established to provide independent energy management consultancy and test services for domestic and non domestic buildings.. We aim to be the leading  ...   BER (Building Energy Rating) Certificates.. Energy Audits.. Advise to the self Build market on an energy efficient home.. Advise to builders/developers on renewable technology and maximising your BER.. Air Tightness Testing.. Grant Application Services.. Benefits of our services.. We will save you money.. We are 100% independent advisors.. Our client focused assurance.. We are competitively priced with a quick turnaround.. We are Government registered.. Privacy policy.. Sitemap.. © Copyright 2009 - Walsh Energy Consultants.. VALID.. CSS.. /.. XHTML..

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  • Title: FAQs about Energy Efficiency
    Descriptive info: FAQs And General Advice.. What is a BER?.. Do I have to have a BER?.. How do I get a BER certificate?.. What happens if I don't get a BER Certificate?.. How is it calculated?.. What happens if I score a low rating?.. How can I improve my Energy Rating?.. Is there anything I should do before getting my BER certificate?.. How long does it last?.. What is included in the Advisory Report?.. What is an air tightness test?.. How long does it take?.. Is the air test disruptive?.. What kind of results should I receive?.. What can I do about a high reading?.. What is renewable technology?.. What kind of technology is available?.. What are solar panels?.. What is Geothermal heating?.. What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation system?.. What are Pellet Boilers?.. What is a District Heating System?.. Q: What is a BER?.. Put simply it is a label indicating the Energy Rating of a house or building.. It is clearly show in different "bands".. A1 being the best and most efficient through to G being the least efficient.. Q: Do I have to have a BER?.. That depends; a BER is for most new homes built since 2008.. Since January 1 a BER cert is compulsory for all homes being sold or rented.. The responsibility is the owners for acquiring one?.. Q: How do I get a BER certificate?.. BER assessments can only be carried out by SEI approved assessors.. Contact.. Walsh Energy Consultants.. here.. Q: What happens if I don't get a BER Certificate?.. If you need one and you don't get one the maximum fine, subject to a conviction in the District Court, is 5000 euro.. Failure to get one could delay your completion of the sale or lease.. Q: How is it calculated?.. The calculation includes building fabric, ventilation, space and water heating, and lighting.. These values coupled with measurements taken from the drawings of the property culminate in the achievement of an energy label.. Q: What happens if I score a low rating?.. Nothing.. There is no legal requirement to have an energy efficient house yet, but a low rating may affect the marketability of the house.. Q: How can I improve my Energy Rating?.. The Building Energy Rating Certificate comes with an accompanying advisory report.. This report outlines recommendations as to what you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home.. You may then choose to implement some or all of the changes outlined.. Q: Is there anything I should do before getting my BER certificate?.. Some good ideas before getting the assessment done would be:.. beef up insulation in your attic.. pump insulation in to the wall cavity on older houses.. Install a good lagging jacket to your cylinder.. Insulate primary pipework.. Change traditional light bulbs to CFL's.. Q: How long does it last?.. Ten years.. That assuming no material change to the building over that time  ...   preferable.. Q:What can I do about a high reading?.. Once the test kit is set up the operator will do a room by room survey sometimes using a smoke gun to establish exactly where the air leakage problems are.. They will then advise you on what you can do to rectify these areas.. Q: What is renewable technology?.. Renewable energy resources are constantly replenished through the cycles of nature - their supply will never be exhausted.. Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are finite resources.. Q: What kind of technology is available?.. There are a few different options commonly used in houses recently, the main ones are.. Solar panels.. Geothermal heating systems.. Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems.. Pellet Boilers.. District Heating Systems.. Q: What are solar panels?.. Active Solar Heating is one of the primary ways for buildings to use solar energy.. This technology uses solar collectors to transform sunlight into heat to provide space and/or water heating.. Q: What is Geothermal heating?.. The earths surface acts as a huge solar collector, absorbing radiation from the sun.. In this country the ground maintains a constant temperature between 11oC and 13oC, several metres below the surface.. Geothermal Heat Pumps take advantage of this by transferring the heat stored in the earth or in ground water to buildings in winter and the opposite in summer for cooling.. Through compression, heat pumps can pump up heat at low temperature and release it at a higher temperature so that it may be used again.. Q: What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation system?.. When room air escapes or is expelled, the energy that was used to heat or cool it is wasted.. The HRV unit is normally fitted in the attic of a new house and is ducted to every room.. As it pushes out stale air, it pulls in fresh air, and with no mixing of the two air streams it transfers the heat from the outgoing air to the incoming supply.. The fresh air arrives to the room pre-heated.. Q: What are Pellet Boilers?.. Wood Pellet Stoves and boilers are a new and very popular way as a means to provide heat.. Pellet Stoves use wood pellets as its primary heat source.. These wood pellets are tightly compacted and dense which causes it to be burned very efficiently and powerfully.. Pellets usually come from the byproduct of sawmills and are very easily transportable due to their size.. It is now possible to get boilers which are also capable of burning grain i.. e wheat as well wood pellets.. Q: What is a District Heating System?.. District heating is the use of a centralized boiler installation to provide heat for a number of buildings.. This can use a heat only boiler, or the heat from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant.. They can be multi fuel units capable of running on biomass, solid fuel, LPG, gas or oil.. Back to top..

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  • Title: Walsh Energy Consultants - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Contact us by submitting the form below or via post and telephone, as per the details in the sidebar at the right-hand side of this page.. Personal information.. Name.. *.. Email address.. Subject.. Message.. Privacy policy:.. Please note that any personal details collected via this site, including email addresses will only be used for the purpose of getting in touch with you as appropriate.. Under no circumstances will any such details be passed on to third party organisations.. Mail.. 27 Warrenstown Lawn.. Blanchardstown.. Dublin 15.. Telephone.. Mob:.. +353(0)86 8213639.. Email.. Email:..

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  • Title: Building Energy Rating (BER) - Walsh Energy Consultants
    Descriptive info: What is BER (Building Energy Rating)?.. Put simply it is a label indicating the.. Energy Rating.. of a house or building.. It is clearly shown in different "bands".. A1 being the best.. and most efficient through to.. G being the least efficient.. The scheme is a requirement EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and since January 1 2009 a BER certificate is.. legally required by anyone selling or renting a property.. in all EU countries.. This cert is then valid for 10 years provided that no substantive work is carried out on the property in the mean time in which case a new cert should be issued.. The BER will offer tangible benefits to the prospective occupier of the building, whether residential or commercial, by  ...   These actions are not mandatory and can be carried out at the discretion of the owner.. BER Certificate.. This new legislation was phased into Ireland as follows.. 1 January 2007 (New Dwellings).. 1 July 2008 (All new buildings i.. e.. commercial).. 1 January 2009 (All existing buildings i.. older houses).. Sustainable Energy Ireland (.. SEI.. ) has been designated as the issuing authority with responsibility for the registration of BER assessors, logging of BER assessments and the overall administration of the BER scheme.. Factors influencing your Assessment:.. Size of Building.. Construction Materials.. Insulation within Walls.. Insulation within Roof.. External Doors and Windows.. Current Ventilation Systems.. Current Heating System.. Fuels used to heat home water.. Alternative Energy Technology in place.. For further information please contact.. today..

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  • Title: Air Tightness Testing for energy efficient buildings
    Descriptive info: Air Tightness Testing.. The current building regulations require mandatory air pressure testing for all new dwellings.. Blower Door Kit.. An Air tightness test.. measures the flow of air.. within a building.. The aim of air tightness is to "build tight, ventilate right".. This means that there are no breaks or gaps in the envelope of the building fabric and there is complete control over the ventilation system within the building.. Having an airtight property does not mean there is insufficient air flow, it means there is controlled air flow.. Air tightness testing highlights areas of heat loss.. These areas are increasing your energy consumption and, with it, the amount of money your property is wasting.. Air tightness and thermal imaging can locate these areas and therefore allow you to make the necessary changes to increase the energy efficiency of your home.. The only satisfactory way to measure air tightness is by using blower door test equipment.. "an air pressure test is mandatory for all new dwellings from the 1st of  ...   areas of a building experiencing heat loss.. Air leakage testing helps minimise energy usage in a dwelling.. Air leakage testing plays a vital role in achieving an "A" rated cert for a dwelling.. Air pressure tests in conjunction with Thermal Imaging can locate the inefficiencies in your building.. What are the guidelines in relation to developments?.. Number of Units.. Number of Tests Required.. * The regulations apply to new dwellings where planning permission has been applied for on or after the 1st July 2008 and where substantial works are not completed before the 30th June 2009.. ** For small developments, no more than three dwelling units, a specific pressure test may not be necessary.. If it can be demonstrated by way of a report that during the preceding 12 months a dwelling of the same type constructed by the same builder achieved an acceptable standard.. 1-4.. One Test **.. 5-40.. Two Tests.. 41-100.. 5% of Dwelling Type.. 101+ (if target is reached).. 2%.. 101+ (if target is not reached).. 5%..

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  • Title: Walsh Energy Consultants - Residential Energy Audits
    Descriptive info: A home energy audit is the best way to assess how much energy your property consumes and where savings can be made.. Why should I get an Energy Audit carried out?.. It's a good idea to get an energy audit carried out on your house to assess heat loss through roof, walls, ground floor, windows, and your space heating and domestic hot water system.. The home energy audit will highlight the energy loss through these parts of the home.. The energy audit will advise on practical choices and solutions that will improve the energy efficiency of your home.. Recommendations we make will ensure that you only install systems and technologies that are suitable to your home.. What are the benefits of a Home Energy Audit?.. In an environment of rising energy prices, it is now more beneficial than ever to be aware of the level of energy consumed by your home.. This knowledge can be used to save money as you reduce your energy consumption.. The cost of the energy audit can be recouped quickly through adopting some of the no-cost and low-cost measures outlined in the accompanying advisory report.. Implementing some of the high-cost measures can have even greater benefits over time.. The knowledge  ...   Heating systems.. assessing the efficiency of your current systems.. analysing the hot water cylinder and plumbing insulation.. Each of the above areas is analysed and examined for defects.. We also highlight areas of improvement.. It is essential that all of the above are working to the optimum levels as this will ensure that as little energy as possible is being used.. What then?.. Energy Efficient Bulb.. Our home energy audit comes complete with an advisory report.. This report will outline, in plain English, areas where energy consumption can be reduced.. The advisory report will detail easy to follow steps that will improve energy efficiency in your home.. Any technologies we recommend are researched by our team to guarantee that they will be compatible with your home.. Suggested solutions will come with an estimated savings forecast, which will specify an estimated return on your investment.. We will also seek to find suppliers in your local area.. The report will outline in three simple stages the ways in which you can become more energy efficient:.. no-cost, low-cost, and high-cost.. Quite often the audit will indicate that drastic action is not always required to increase the energy efficiency of your home.. No-cost, simple measures can have a positive impact..

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  • Title: Using Renewable Technologies can save you money and improve your BER rating
    Descriptive info: Wind Turbine.. They will become increasingly scarce and expensive to extract and supplies will become concentrated in politically volatile areas of the world before reserves are finally exhausted.. A gradual shift towards using renewable energy would mean:.. reduced CO2 emissions.. secure and stable energy supply for the long term.. reduced reliance on expensive fuel imports.. investment and employment in our indigenous renewable energy projects, often in rural and underdeveloped areas.. Today, renewable energy sources meet about 2% of Irelands total energy consumption.. This figure breaks down in roughly equal proportions to heat from wood fuel in the domestic and wood processing sectors and electricity production from hydropower.. In 2002, the share of renewable energy in gross electrical consumption of the countries of the European Union contributed 13.. 4%.. By 2010, it is the objective of the EU to raise this contribution to 22.. 1%.. EU policy also targets an increase in the contribution of renewables to 12% or Europes total energy by 2010.. There are a few different options commonly used in houses recently, the main ones are:.. Wood Pellet Boilers and Stoves.. 1.. Solar Panels.. House with Solar Panel.. Solar water heating is the most common application of active solar thermal in Europe.. A correctly sized solar water heating system can cover 50-60% of your hot water heating requirement with free solar energy.. A solar thermal system providing space and water heating is generally referred to as a solar combisystem.. It is generally sized to cover 30 to 40% of the annual heating requirement of a house in Northern Europe.. In Ireland, a solar combisystem using air as a heat transfer medium is gaining in popularity.. It has the advantage of combining solar heating and ventilation through the same system.. It is particularly suitable for low-energy houses.. By 2005, over 3,000 households used a solar heating system in Ireland, compared to about 5 million households in Europe.. Are there different types of solar panels? Yes there are two types at the moment:.. Flat plate collectors are a single plate of glass set over an array of copper/plastic pipes in a shallow box.. It uses radiation to transfer heat to the water in the pipes.. Evacuated tube collectors are tubes which come in a set of double walled glass cylinders.. Air is removed and replaced with a fluid which then boils, condenses and heats liquid flowing through a loop connected to each tube which is transferred to by water to your cylinder.. Evacuated tubes are more efficient than plates.. What size solar panel do I need?.. You ll need roughly one square metre per person in the household.. Each metre of panel will heat between 30 and 60 litres of water.. For plate collector this is 1.. 2 to 1.. 5 m per person.. What direction should the panel be faced? Ideally full south but anywhere between SE and SW depending on available unshaded roof space.. Do solar panels work all year round?.. Even in dull weather the panels will provide 40% to 60 % of your hot water.. The collectors need radiation rather sunlight, in winter they will heat your water to 30-40C whereas in summer this could be 80C.. 2.. Geo-Thermal.. Geothermal / Ground Source Heat Pumps.. Ground source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps, are used for space heating and cooling, as well as water heating.. They operate on the fact that the earth beneath the surface remains at a constant temperature throughout the year, and that the ground acts as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer.. They can be used in both residential and commercial or institutional buildings.. How it works.. The earth's surface acts as a huge solar collector, absorbing radiation from the sun.. A heat pump looks similar and can perform the same functions as a conventional gas or oil boiler, i.. space heating and sanitary hot water production.. For every unit of electricity used to operate the heat pump, up to four units of heat are generated.. Therefore for every unit of electricity used to pump  ...   have draught free, well insulated buildings.. This has brought with it a whole set of new problems - poor air quality.. The most effective way to combat this is to mechanically ventilate the building.. A balanced ventilation system is one that brings in an equal amount of air to that which is being extracted from the building.. Ideally, the fresh air being brought into the building should be 'warmed' and filtered.. Air vents, as used in most buildings ARE NOT a solution.. A heat recovery ventilator (HRV), sometimes called an air-to-air heat exchanger is different than conventional vents and fans.. With standard ventilation, air circulates through static, open vents or is expelled by fans, such as those used in bathrooms, kitchens, and attics.. An HRV can save 75 percent or more of that wasted energy.. As it pushes out stale air, it pulls in fresh air, and with little or no mixing of the two air streams it transfers the heat from the outgoing air to the incoming supply.. The fresh air arrives pre-heated and, with some units, pre-humidified or dehumidified.. Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit.. Whole house HRVs provide fresh air to all rooms.. They often require routing ductwork to several places: to rooms where you want to exhaust stale air, particularly bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens; to the outdoors; and often to the central heating and air-conditioning systems return air supply.. Though whole house systems are installed primarily in new houses, they can be retrofitted into some houses that have good access for ductwork, particularly those with unfinished basements.. To simplify installation, some systems can take advantage of existing ductwork - they're piped into the return-air system.. 4.. Wood Pellet Stove.. Wood Pellet Stoves are a new and very popular way as a means to provide heat.. Pellets usually come from the byproduct of sawmills and are very easily transportable due to their size (about half and inch) and their weight.. These days, the prices of stove burning sources such as fossil fuels, chopped wood, natural gas and electric gas are gradually going up and wood pellets are a very cheap and easy to manufacture resource and has a very low pollution rate.. 5.. DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS (NORMALLY FOR HOUSING SCHEMES APARTMENTS OR COMMERIAL UNITS).. Boilers that burn wood fuels such as wood chips and pellets tend to be physically larger and more expensive than equivalent gas or oil boilers.. This is partly as a result of the physical requirements for a high temperature combustion environment and transporting the solid fuel.. As boilers get larger however the disparity with gas and oil boilers becomes comparatively smaller, and so wood fuel becomes more economically attractive, especially for installations of the scale of a few hundred kW.. District heating makes use of these cost advantages, as well as the administrative benefits of using a single boiler installation to provide heat to a number of buildings.. These might be a number of individual houses, blocks of social housing, local council offices, a school, etc.. Combined Heat Power (CHP) Unit.. District heating is much more common in some European countries than in the UK.. In Denmark for instance district heating provides around 60% of heating.. However there are now a number of successful district heating schemes in the UK, both using fossil fuels and biomass.. A typical district heating installation consists of a highly insulated "heat main" of flow and return pipes distributing hot water (or steam) past all buildings which might be connected.. A junction point allows easy connection to each building, from which hot water can be taken from the main to a heat exchanger (heat substation) within each building.. The heating circuit within the building is thus isolated from the heat main.. Temperature measurement of the flow and return lines, plus a flow meter (together forming a heat meter), allow the actual heat usage within each building, or even apartment, to be separately measured, and delivered heat billed for accordingly.. Remote meter reading by modem, secure web interface or drive-by are all possible, as are remote diagnostics to ensure reliable operation..

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  • Title: Energy Efficient Self Build Homes in Ireland
    Descriptive info: Advice to the Self Build Market on an Energy Efficient Home.. A Self Build Improvement Report is the most effective way of reducing costs in running your new home by saving energy.. This service will outline areas where efficiency can be improved and identify renewable technologies that will suit your new home.. The report enables you to decide on the most practical course of action in achieving high levels of energy efficiency.. The Self Build Improvement Report concentrates on gearing your home towards the highest standards of energy efficiency.. By investigating and calculating energy requirements we can guide your home towards achieving its optimum building energy rating (BER).. Every product on the market has its merit but every home is different and it is extremely important to use the products best suited to your home.. Our team of energy consultants research and investigate solutions which will be tailored with your new home in mind.. The preparation of your Self Build Improvement Report will include:.. Analysing all areas of the house and surroundings.. Calculating  ...   of achieving grant funding for the technologies you plan to use.. Investigating improvements and products relating to the building fabric.. Implementing and re-calculating the building energy rating based on new technologies and improvements to building fabric.. Providing a menu of different products and outlining their effects on the energy rating of your home.. We provide independent professional advice on the different types of products on the market.. Based on our research we know that a large selection of all types of renewable and innovative solutions exists.. We investigate each technology on an individual project basis.. Our research helps you to make informed decisions on both cost effectiveness and best fit for your new home.. Your Self Build Improvement Report provides:.. A step by step plan on how your house can achieve its optimum energy rating.. A breakdown of how each alteration to the building fabric affects the energy rating.. A cost benefit analysis of each element being installed.. Guideline costs are provided for all technologies that are investigated and implemented in the energy calculations..

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  • Title: Grants for BER -Home Energy Saving Scheme and SEI Greener Homes Scheme
    Descriptive info: Grants available from SEI.. The following are some of the grants currently offered by SEI:.. Home Energy Saving Scheme.. Who can avail of the scheme?.. It is a National scheme and therefore all homeowners may apply.. Landlords and owners of multiple properties may also apply, however they must submit a separate application form for each property.. What type of work can I get a grant for?.. Grants will be provided to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements in the following area:.. Roof Insulation.. Wall Insulation - this includes either cavity wall, internal dry lining or external insulation.. Replacement High Efficiency (> 90%) Gas or Oil fired Boilers with Heating Controls Upgrade*.. Heating Controls Upgrade*.. Building Energy Rating (BER) - you can get a grant for a BER if one is done.. before.. and.. after.. the works are completed.. * Minimum requirement of: 2 zones (space and water) with 7 day programmer ( time and temperature) control and boiler interlock, time and temperature control of electric immersion heater and either 1 more zone control or 3 TRV's.. How much are the grants?.. Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below.. Grant approval must be in place before any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken.. Grants are paid after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by the homeowner.. In the instance where the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed.. MEASURE.. CATEGORY.. GRANT *.. * Please note that while you are entitled to apply for each Measure there is a minimum requirement that the grant amount in the first application must be 500 or greater.. The BER grant cannot form part of this 500 amount.. Roof.. 250.. Wall.. Cavity wall insulation.. 400.. Internal Wall Dry-Lining.. 2,500.. External wall insulation.. 4,000.. Heating Controls.. High Efficiency Gas or Oil fired Boiler with Heating Controls Upgrade.. 700.. Heating Controls Upgrade.. 500.. BER Assessment.. A Before works and an After works BER assessment.. 200.. Who can do the work?.. In accordance with the scheme's Terms and Conditions, all works must be completed by a contractor from SEI's Registered List, which will be published when the scheme opens for homeowner applications.. If undertaking a BER, these must be completed by a registered BER assessor.. A list of registered assessors is  ...   identify areas that could improve your level of comfort along with reducing future heating bills.. When can I get the work done?.. In accordance with the scheme's Terms and Conditions, Grant Approval must be in place prior to any purchase of materials or commencement of works is undertaken.. Since the scheme is not currently open for application you should not undertake any works yet.. If you have already done so, then unfortunately you will not be eligible for a grant.. However, the Before BER can be done ahead of Grant Approval and could prove beneficial for homeowners who are uncertain about their options or what to get done first.. Greener Homes Scheme.. This scheme has been set up to provide assistance to homeowners seeking to purchase a new renewable energy heating system for new or existing homes.. The following are the maximum amounts available:.. SEI Greener Homes Scheme Grants.. Solar Thermal Space and or Hot water heating (Evacuated Tube).. 300 per m2(to max.. 6m2 ).. Solar Thermal Space and or Hot water heating (Flat Plate).. 250 per m2 (to max.. Heat Pump - Horizontal ground collector.. Heat Pump - Vertical ground collector.. 3,500.. Heat Pump - Water (well) to water.. Heat Pump - Air source.. 2,000.. Wood Chip/Pellet Stove.. 1,100.. Biomass / Wood pellet Stove with integral boiler.. 1,800.. Wood Chip/Pellet Boiler.. 3,000.. Who can avail of this scheme?.. You can avail of this scheme if you are: a homeowner renovating an existing home and replacing the traditional system with renewable technology.. What are the Qualification Criteria?.. The following conditions will apply in the evaluation of grant applications and all conditions must be met in advance of any approval of a grant.. applicant must be the homeowner i.. must have full possession of the property where the system is to be installed.. the applicant must ensure grant approval is received before proceeding with any product purchase (including deposit payments) or installation work.. applicant must fully complete the Greener Homes Application Form (the "Application Form") with information valid at time of application.. product must be listed, at the date of application, on the registered product list.. installer must be listed, at the date of application, on the registered installer list or be prepared to meet the criteria for inclusion on this list (where the installer is not on the list, customers are advised to have their installer apply immediately)..

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  • Title: Building Project Management - Walsh Energy Consultants
    Descriptive info: PROJECT MANAGEMENT.. Walsh Energy Consultants can manage your project from conception to completion.. Let us look after your design improvement, statutory requirements, Health and safety regulations, project programme and site management.. Our work is based around the delivery of the following services across a range of sectors from large extensions and one off housing to larger residential developments and industrial commercial and retail units:.. Liaise with design team.. Project Programme Management.. Construction Management.. Project Cost and Schedule Control.. Commissioning and Qualification.. Environmental Services.. Health and Safety enforcement..

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  • Title: Air Tightness Tests for Business Premises - Walsh Energy Consultants
    Descriptive info: Commercial Air tightness testing.. The aim of air tightness is to build tight, ventilate right.. Air tightness and thermal imaging can locate these areas and therefore allow you to make the necessary changes to increase the energy efficiency of your property.. Our air tightness test will help you comply with part L of the building Regulations The procedures we follow include:.. Commercial Air pressure tests can help ensure Fire Safety.. Define Air Tightness Compartment Envelope.. Our in-house team of air tightness specialists will review the design drawings and define the required air tight compartments.. Interactive Onsite Training.. We will coordinate an air tightness training programme to ensure that contractors working on the site are aware of the issues surrounding air tightness and trained in sealing the building envelope.. The highly interactive training will require practical participation from contractors to demonstrate the quality of workmanship required..  ...   We then undertake an air tightness test in accordance with ATTMA TS1 in order to determine the air permeability of the building envelope at 50 Pascals.. To successfully pass the test, the maximum permissible air leakage rate through the building envelope is 10m3/hour/m2.. A good test will have a positive impact on the Building Energy Rating and indicate that the building is more energy efficient than a similar building which achieves a poor test result.. Pass - Provide Pass Certificate.. Fail - We Identify the Problems and Provide a Corrective Action Report.. Corrective Action Report.. Should the building envelope fail to achieve the desired air permeability result, we identify the main air leakage paths through the use of.. Thermal Imaging.. Smoke Tracing.. The report will identify the main air leakage paths and suggest the most cost effective method of improving the building performance and test results..

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