Energy & Sustainability.

July 17th, 2023

Plugging into the Future

In this article, Johnnie Leather looks at domestic electric vehicle chargepoints, including types of chargepoints,  the electricity network and grid demand, and also shares some varying viewpoints about whether domestic electric chargepoints affect…

July 17th, 2023

Understanding the EPC

A lot of criticism about EPCs has been due to a misunderstanding of their true purpose and this article aims to address some of these misunderstandings. Click here for the article.

July 17th, 2023

F&G Properties and The Private Rental Sector

You can download and keep a copy of this article originally written in 2017.  It has been updated by Sava’s Dr Lisa Blake and residential surveyor Tim Kenny to reflect recent changes to…

February 11th, 2023

Domestic Battery Storage

Johnnie Leather discusses the prospect of using domestic battery storage to power our homes and how they can help combat the ongoing energy crisis. The use of batteries in our society is now…

September 10th, 2022

Underfloor Spray Foam Insulation

Waltham Forest Borough Council has recently undertaken a comprehensive retrofit of energy efficiency measures on a property at 47 Greenleaf Road, a typical Victorian end terrace property in Walthamstow, east London. Built in…

August 17th, 2022

Heat Pumps – The Future for Home Heating

In September 2020, the NHBC Foundation published a guide called “The Future for Home Heating – life without fossil fuels” [ref. NF87], which was researched and written by Dr Neil Cutland, then of…

August 11th, 2022

EPCs and Home Surveys

In this article, residential surveyor and domestic energy assessor, Tim Kenny, considers the introduction of the RICS Home Survey Standard and the advice surveyors can give to clients in their home surveys in…

December 11th, 2021

Energy Performance Certificate and Value

This year, one of the major high street lenders introduced new valuer guidance asking valuers to consider the EPC in their valuation process. We are writing this article as COP26 Glasgow has just…

August 17th, 2021

Heat Loss in Dwellings

With the effects of climate change becoming more prevalent and legislation adapting to reflect it, we thought it would be useful to cover the key principles of heat loss in dwellings, and how…