Site cabin comes with A-rated EPC

Konstructa Hire has developed a site office building with an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate, said to be the first in the UK. Energy-Saver Plus site accommodation is said to offer a 76% reduction in carbon emissions and energy usage compared to a traditional site cabin. It has been designed specifically in response to the Strategic Forum for Construction and the Carbon Trust Initiative, which proposed a 15% reduction in carbon emissions from construction-site processes by 2012.

Heating is provided by a split heat-pump system. Heaters are fitted with timers and mixed-mode climate controls. Energy-efficient T5 lighting features daylight switching technology and PIR sensors to ensure that heating and lighting are used only when they are needed.

These site offices require about 56% less electrical power than an equivalent standard site building, reducing generator loads when used.

Heat loss is reduced by upgraded and enhanced levels of underfloor, wall and roof insulation. This insulation performs 42% better that the rock-wool alternative.

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