Free on line guidance tool for retrofit

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The Green Wheel retrofit guidance tool developed to process decision making for energy efficiency retrofit and refurbishment was developed by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA). It can be used on a tablet or a lap top and takes users through the options available and highlights risks and benefits to accord with the type of… Read more »

Heritage BIM on film

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) for existing buildings is commonly called HBIM (Heritage Building Information Modelling) and in this short film Edwards Hart Director John Edwards describes how this has been developed at Heritage Cottage and also explains what is meant by EBIM. Also see previous news items on BIM and retrofit.

Green Apprentices

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Apprenticeship training could move away from pure new construction to include working on existing buildings, with an emphasis on sustainability and traditional craft skills needed for older buildings.  A CITB Cymru initiative is looking at the feasibility of this major change of emphasis through a pilot project involving three sites in Wales. The NPTC Group… Read more »

Addressing the Retrofit Skill Shortage

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CITB Cymru have initiated a scheme to up skill the Further Education sector in Wales, that will equip the Welsh construction industry with the skills it needs to practice sustainability in all areas of construction. Edwards Hart, working with the NPTC Group has been appointed to develop this project which will better equip industry to… Read more »

New BS for conservation now available at a discount price

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BS7913 can now be brought at a discount price if you are a member of the IHBC, click here for details. Lead authored by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards, this provides the very latest best practice guidance. This British Standard has been reviewed for the IHBC by John Preston: ‘Now, with planning guidance slashed, the new… Read more »

Energy Conservation in the Middle East

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Passivhaus has reached the Middle East and one may naturally think that this European concept is for countries where there is a pressing need to conserve energy and fuel costs, so seeing this concept in the oil rich Qatar is may be a bit surprising. At Edwards Hart, we strive to seek out innovation to… Read more »

Cambridge Retrofit Conference

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Edwards Hart shared the stage with other experts in Retrofit in April at a major event organised by the National Trust, CIOB and Bidwells. You can read the blog on our presentation and also see all the presentations. For more information on retrofit go to our page on energy and environment. We also provide retrofit… Read more »

Edwards Hart have expanded

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We have expanded our core team and provide a broader and more comprehensive service. Most of our business has been about buildings, their operation and their economics. We have now expanded our team with the appointment of another Edwards, John Edwards as Director and Nick Heath as Senior Associate. This will allow us to deal… Read more »

Energy Efficiency Seminar

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Edwards Hart Director John Edwards will be presenting at a RICS Wales seminar on the energy efficiency of older buildings in Cardiff on the 11th June 2014. This is about all old buildings and not just those which are Listed and for aimed at all sectors in the industry and not just the conservation experts…. Read more »

Making ordinary homes energy efficient

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Edwards Hart is now providing expertise to help with the regeneration and energy efficiency of ordinary homes and laying down standards for others to follow. With a team that has substantial expertise in the energy efficiency of many types of buildings for many different types of clients, including RSL’s Edwards Hart is now helping to… Read more »