Renewable Energy in the Built Environment


Renewable Energy Systems Incorporated into Demonstration Buildings at the BRE's Watford Innovation Park
Planning conditions, building regulations and desire to meet sustainability goals are all driving the adoption of renewable energy technologies by the construction industry. Ever increasing levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, revisions of BREEAM and the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy all have the potential to increase project costs. At the same time building users are demanding lower energy consumption and ever higher commitment to sustainability.

To meet these requirements, clients, architects and contractors are adopting renewable energy systems to reduce the building’s carbon footprint, improve sustainability ratings and differentiate themselves in a crowded market. Making the right choice of renewable energy technology is not easy and the most cost effective one may not be the obvious one. We at RS Renewables can assess the project requirements and recommend the most appropriate solution taking into consideration many factors including:
  • Energy generation requirements
  • Carbon reduction needs
  • Project cost
  • Code level requirements
  • Planning constraints
Once the most appropriate solution has be chosen, RS Renewables can help you implement the project by:
If you prefer to take on more of this work yourselves we can help you get up to speed on Low Carbon and Renewable Energy technologies through a series of training courses aimed at the construction industry professional.

We provide a full range of renewable energy consultancy, advice and project services.