Some of our recent testimonials and case studies.
Tribe Apartments, Manchester UKThe Tribe Apartments, Manchester achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating after the refurbishment of the 1950's tower blocks took place to transform them into 192 new residential apartments. This development won "The Sustainable Housing Scheme of the Year" award and has won the worldwide "BREEAM Best Residential Development" award. , ,
Alongside Rowlinson Construction we succeeded in winning the BREEAM Best Residential Award for the Tribe Apartments, Manchester development.
The judges noted the strong commitment from the client and project team, and how the upgrade makes the most of the existing materials and structure as well as opportunities for enhancement.BREEAM Awards 2017, ,
"The Energy Council help us develop sustainability strategies that work with our designs and are efficient and cost effective, they have a thorough knowledge of all the available technologies and are willing to work with us to create a holistic response to the brief."Frances Chaplin, Partner, PRP Architects
DIY SOS - Homes for Veterans
Our thanks can be added to the many testimonials received on the project, particularly from the BBC’s Nick Knowles and his team, who emphasised the importance of your support on the BBC shows and accompanying interviews, and also via social media. Manchester City Council, Haig Housing and Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) have also expressed their thanks. There is no doubt - we could not have done it without you.
Ed Parker, CEO for WWTW, sent us the note below which sums up your considerable contribution to the project nicely:
“The last few months in Manchester have been a whirlwind and I am very humbled by the support we have received. You guys have made such a huge difference to people’s lives. Our job is now to maintain that momentum.”
Your generosity of time and materials was crucial to the success of this massive project, the BBC’s biggest ever Big Build, and your contributions to the fundraising for WWTW will help the charity in firmly establishing their North West base.
With your support, we have raised £5,400 via Barry Corbett’s 10k and a virtual raffle for which our supply chain not only donated prizes to, but also bought tickets for.
The project doesn’t end here, we will continue our support for WWTW and are currently liaising with the charity on training and work experience opportunities and the coordination of skills support.
Once more, please accept our most heartfelt thanks. We hope you got out of it as much as we did, especially if you watched the achievement unfold on the BBC shows, seeing the reaction of the veterans involved in the programme; Lamin, John, Jack and their families.
There were also the unseen works, including getting the site into a position where the impossible could be achieved in two weeks, so for whichever stage of the project you were involved in, you really did play a part in making this happen.
We look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.Danny Murray, Regional Managing Director, ISG
“Our working relationship with the Energy Council spans 20 years and encompasses a wide range of new build and refurbishment projects in the residential, commercial and healthcare sectors. The proactive approach and service the Energy Council provide throughout the design and construction process has seen the delivery of a variety innovative and cost effective solutions and cemented their position as an integral member of our design team”David Roberts, Managing Director, Rowlinson Construction
“The Energy Council have been appointed as Code Assessor on a number of our New Build Development Schemes to date and we have been very happy with the standard of work they have undertaken for us. It has always been produced accurately and to agreed timescales.
The team are approachable and professional and they always work well with other members of the project team. I would be happy to recommend them to others.”Gemma Glossop, Development Project Manager, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
"We have dealt with the Energy Council for over twenty years for the provision and advise of SAP's, more recently this work has extended to include SBEM's, Dynamic Thermal Analysis and CfSH and BREEAM assessment.
They give a good, efficient and prompt service and discuss thoroughly the various options available to meet the relevant code requirements.
We would, without hesitation, recommend their services to any organization."Alvin Barker, Technical Manager, Rowlinson Construction
Guinness Northern Counties
“We have been working with the Energy Council for just over a year and wish to convey our appreciation for their valuable assistance. Your assistance has been greatly received with obtaining the Code for Sustainable Homes Certification at our site at Oak Close, and Arundel View, Barnsley.
In addition, Matthew Holland’s effort in negotiating with the Contractors in obtaining contractual information to validate the various CfSH credits could not have been better. It has been most helpful to be able to leave it to people with specialist knowledge and expertise. It is always a pleasure to speak to Energy Council and all their colleagues who provide a prompt and efficient service.”Shebina Ahmad, Project Delivery Manager, Guinness Northern Counties
"The Energy Council are very knowledgeable in their field and provide good, cost effective advice and solutions to problems that arise."Keiron Moore, Technical Co-ordinator, Lovell
Ainsley Gommon Architects
“Ainsley Gommon Architects has an excellent working relationship with the team at the Energy Council, which has been built up over a number of years of working together and many projects delivered successfully and on target.”Alf Plant, Director, Ainsley Gommon Architects
Chester & District Housing Trust
“Working with the Energy Council has allowed us to achieve Code level 3 properties on both the Lache Developments & Durham Rd, we set up a new build development arm in 2010, working with a mixture of local sub-contractors and internal staff to ensure we gain the recognised certification. Energy Council have assisted and supported us through to help develop teams and ensure all respective data is captured, we would like to thank Energy Council in supporting our new ventures and look forward to working with them in the future.”Paul Finch, Assistant Director - Property Investment, Chester & District Housing Trust
"We have worked with the Energy Council for the last 3 years on a number of diverse projects from Residential, Care Homes to Student Accommodation Schemes. Energy Council have provided a range of services including SAP Calculations, SBEM and Code for Sustainable Homes Applications. Together we have developed solutions for each in order to gain approvals from the various governing bodies whilst always striving to deliver to the Client’s brief."David Bennett, Architect, KDP Architects
"Energy Council had produced reports on behalf of the Client at the tender stage of a large industrial project. When we met them as a D&B contractor to 'pick their brains', we were so impressed by their grasp of the project and the practicalities of managing absolute requirements within an evolving design, we employed them direct and coordinated our various specialists input through them."Ian Marsh, Operations Manager, Miller Construction (UK) Limited
Willmott Dixon Housing
"We have worked with the Energy Council for nearly two years on the large Aberfeldy Regeneration project in East London.
To date we have received an outstanding service for our Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM works. We are also using their services for the SAPs and Air testing on phase 1 of the project and again the service has been superb. They have always been very helpful and swift to respond when advice as been sought and we have always had a very professional service from experienced staff."Peter Vinter, Senior Design Coordinator, Willmott Dixon Housing Limited
Wates Living Space
"The Energy Council have supported Wates Living Space East Bid Centre for a number of years now, developing BREEAM, Code and Energy strategies to aid our Bid process. This strong relationship has helped us to secure projects, but more importantly deliver sustainable projects."Robert Wilkinson, Bid Manager, Wates Living Space
"The Energy Council consistently provide a proactive professional service, this together with their in-depth knowledge and innovative approach ensures we reach the most cost effective and sustainable solutions."David S Ashwell, Senior Design Manager , Wates
"PJ Livesey have worked with Energy Council for over 6 years on a number of refurbishment and new build developments. They have assisted us with planning, energy and sustainability strategies, energy calcs and EPC's, Air Leakage Testing, EcoHomes and Code Assessments and HCA Independent Assessor Certification. They provide an excellent proactive service and I would highly recommend their services to others."Gary Graves, Senior Commercial Manager, PJ Livesey