Domestic and Commercial Energy Performance Certificates
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows a record of the energy efficiency levels and CO2 emissions of a building, by using a standard table from A to G (A being very efficient, G being very inefficient).
Firstly, the energy survey is performed by a qualified energy assessor who visits the property and examines key items within the premises such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators, windows for double glazing, etc. Once this information is obtained it is then placed into a software programme which carries out and calculates the level of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
This programme then proceeds to generate the level of energy efficiency in the property, with a recommendation report on the ways to improve the energy ratings by using cost effective and low and zero carbon generated systems. This will help improve your energy levels and ensure future savings on fuel costs.
TIG also offers EPC’s for non-domestic buildings i.e. commercial buildings. A Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDEPC) and a Recommendation Report (RR) provides information that will help owners and occupiers make their building more energy efficient and allow potential buyers and tenants to compare the energy performance of different buildings.
For more information on EPC’s both domestic and commercial please contact the insulation department on 01851 706 121 option 1.
Air Tightness Testing
Air Tightness Testing is a method used to calculate the air permeability or ‘leakiness’ of a building. The testing is done by fitting a large fan in the doorway of the building and sealing up any air extract vents, the building is then pressurized by the fan and readings are taken in order to calculate the amount of air leaking out of the property.
Air Tightness Testing is used predominantly in new builds for both domestic and commercial buildings but the same equipment can be used as a method for locating draughts and leaks in the fabric of an existing building.
TIG has a number of certified Air Tightness Engineers able to carry out level 1 air tightness tests which including both domestic and commercial premises.
For more information on air tightness testing and quotations contact the Insulation department on 01851 706 121 option 1.
Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building’s skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. The resulting images help the auditor determine whether insulation is needed. They also serve as a quality control tool, to ensure that insulation has been installed correctly.
For more information on Thermographic surveys contact the Insulation department on 01851 706 121 option 1.
3D Laser Scans
3D Laser Scanning is a technology that allows the user to capture objects in 3D with a high degree of precision. Tighean Innse Gall are able to survey buildings or houses in 3D, but also have the capability to provide 3D scans for Mechanical and Electrical situations to provide plans of plant rooms, or simply recording a certain situation for the purposes of a demonstration/recreation at a later date.
For more information on 3D laser scanning and quotations contact the Insulation department on 01851 706 121 option 1.