ENERGY
CONSULTANCY

As an independent consultant we work with our customers during the pre-construction, construction and at post construction/completion stage.

Services Provided

SEAI Grants – Guidance through the various Grants available (the € amounts, the most suitable type of Grant etc.)

Energy Consulting – advice and verification throughout the project build – Part (L) Reports & Energy Modelling

NSAI Air Permeability Testing – for both domestic and non domestic buildings

Domestic buildings – one off house builds and multi-unit & mixed type developments

 

Building Performance Simulations – Overheating Analysis, Daylight Analysis

One off house build

In present times when energy costs are continuously rising and environmental issues are to the fore, it is of paramount importance that your home is built with efficiency and sustainability in mind.

BM Energy Consultants can advise you on how to build a home which is energy efficient and low cost to run and maintain. We will work with your architect from initial design stage to ensure a holistic approach to the overall design process guaranteeing a home which will achieve true sustainable performance.

In either instance there are key performance thresholds that you must show verified compliance with for reduced energy & carbon performance as well as a minimum amount of the energy for your house being generated by on-site renewable technologies (e.g. heat pump, solar PV panels to generate electricity from your own roof etc.).

Once Planning is granted then the choice of materials to build the house from, the types of ventilation, windows, heating systems etc. are up to you so long as the finished dwelling meets all Parts of the building regulations.

We will provide a tailored report which will advise you on the following:

• Building form & fabric
• Thermal Insulation
• Ventilation
• Heating & Hot Water
• Lighting
• Control Systems
• Renewable Energy Systems
• Building Regulation Compliance

It is very common that during the period of a house build the homeowner/builder will consider different options (e.g. double or triple glazed windows) and suppliers during the build and we are happy to re-confirm that those options will still keep you on the track for compliance.

As part of the ‘Road-Map’ we supply you, it will include detailed reports that you can forward to potential suppliers or builders.

This means they can provide detailed, accurate pricing quotations based on the materials performance (e.g. u-values of floors/walls/ceilings) and heating system requirements (e.g. to size heat pump systems). It will improve the transparency and accuracy of quotations significantly.

Air Tightness Testing

Air Tightness Testing is a direct line measurement of the overall quality of construction of a building.

BER Testing

Our extremely skilful team of assessors will make arrangements to inspect your property and perform a survey.

NZEB / Part L Compliance

The introduction of nZEB is the next step in a journey which began back in 2005 and which continues to improve construction energy standards.

Contact us today!