Low Energy Solutions

The goal of reducing energy use often gives rise to interesting proposals with some working better than others. It is a common misconception that all options to reduce energy consumption will be effective.  KIPO carry the technical expertise to identify and implement suitable low energy technologies into buildings. We understand that its not a 'one solution fits all', and know the 'do's and don'ts' of sustainability solutions. One energy saving measure works better in hotels, while another would work better for a hospital, Data Centre or office building; generally, the guide is to adopt a solution particular to the target objective. With this experience and expertise, we can advise on the following:

  • Energy saving measures which work very well, when considered carefully in terms of feasibility
  • Whether the Low Energy Solution has very little pay back in terms of energy savings, whilst being overly expensive to adopt
  •  Which proposals would work for the unique needs of the client's business; e.g. an older building does not lend itself to being treated as a new building, whilst other customers have unique power, heating and energy demands

The true goal is to understand each buildings usage and then to adopt real and meaningful efficiency measures.   

Combined Heating and Power Savings

Rainwater Recycling

Combined cooling heating and power plants recover the heat that is a by product of the generator engine, with electricity distributed back to the user or power grids.  

It is well known that rainwater recycling is environmentally beneficial and this scheme offers further advantages of being economically viable for domestic properties.

Solar PV Array

Hot Water Heating Array

Photovoltaic schemes use sunlight to produce electricity through inverters.  The solar array system is connected in parallel normally at roof level

Hot water solar solutions are commonly adopted in hot countries with a need for constant hot water needs.

Wind Power 

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable power sources.  Mechanical power is produced through the transformation of the wind's kinetic force.

Please refer to our statement shown on our Sustainable Building Design page, in relation to the requirement to appoint an external Low Energy Consultant.