Multi-disciplinary consulting engineers, Patrick Parsons, have strengthened their team of Low Carbon Energy Assessors with two senior mechanical engineers receiving accreditation from The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Gerard Hosford, associate, and Aled Williams, senior mechanical engineer, completed a specialist training course to gain certification as Level 5 Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEAs), providing clients with tailored expert advice on energy efficient design and operation of commercial buildings.
Patrick Parsons are accredited Low Carbon Consultants, enabling them to go beyond the current legal minimum in improving the energy performance of buildings and to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), which sets out the energy efficiency grade of a commercial building.
The requirement for EPCs was introduced in 2008 under new Energy Performance in Buildings Regulations for any non-domestic buildings and these types of energy certificates can only be provided by certified energy assessors who are members of an approved scheme such as CIBSE Certification.
Steve Watts, building services director at Patrick Parsons, said: “Gerard and Aled are highly experienced energy assessors and building services engineers and we are thrilled that their efforts have been recognised with a Low Carbon accreditation from CIBSE.
“Not only are Patrick Parsons able to conduct the preliminary assessments to generate the commercial energy certificates required by law, we can also offer clients comprehensive assessments which focus on energy saving measures that are most appropriate for their buildings and budget.”
In addition to its Newcastle base, Patrick Parsons has offices in London, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Chester, Birmingham, Manchester, Ash Vale, Dubai and Sydney.