Through our commitment to the delivery of sustainable solutions and the reduction of the carbon footprint in the built environment, we have developed significant expertise in energy-saving and renewable energy technologies. Utilising innovative methods, materials and products, we constantly seek to improve the environmental performance of customers' buildings, reducing running costs for decades to come.
The environmental performance of our construction processes are constantly being reviewed to provide the best available solutions to customers. We are constantly monitoring and evaluating new market technologies and working closely with supply partners and consultants in order to maximise energy and cost-saving opportunities.
Under the Retrofit for the Future programme, working with an affordable housing customer, we brought three homes up to a 21st-century Green Energy Standard*. The homes, which date back to the early 1900s, were fitted with a variety of energy-efficient solutions including extensive insulation. We also installed composite doors, efficient gas boilers, an air-source heat pump, solar PV panels and room sensors for measuring temperature and humidity levels when doors and windows are open and closed. New kitchens and bathrooms were fitted with energy-efficient appliances.
We are seeking other similar schemes and we will also involve key supply-chain partners to ensure we use the most efficient solutions on customers’ properties.
*The work reported here has been funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Small Business Research Initiative, part of the Retrofit for the Future programme. This project is one of nearly 90 funded through the programme. Further information can be found at: www.innovateuk.org/retrofit.
Following the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (the government’s attractive financial incentive scheme for low-carbon micro-generation), we launched our Strategic Energy service line, supplying and installing solar PVs, biomass heating systems and wind turbines as well as providing a range of energy efficient measures.
It is our mission to give everyone the opportunity to take full advantage of available green technologies – from households and businesses to community housing providers. We can look at a number of options for customers, dependent on available capital, incentive/investment schemes and projected long-term energy savings.
We are targeting a large domestic and commercial retrofit market and have secured number of large-scale schemes with social housing landlords.
Nearly all of our new build developments are fitted with solar PVs or solar thermal panels and we will continue to promote these technologies to customers as an added-value service. We continue to develop our energy solutions and seek opportunities with social housing landlords and local authorities to take full advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive and the Green Deal.
STG is able to provide a range of renewable energy and energy-saving solutions, as well as advising on the availability of grants and incentives. We will always find the most appropriate and financially viable solution for customers, incorporating: