A construction sector specialist at Palmers has been recognised for his involvement in a pioneering project to promote energy-efficient construction.
Over the last two years, associate solicitor Adam Davis has been active in the ReallySmartHouse project, an initiative involving Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, South Essex Homes and the Facility Architects and Consultants.
The aims of the project, which has received European funding, included helping small and medium-sized building and construction enterprises to take advantage of green business opportunities and reduce carbon emissions from existing properties.
Under the initiative, 45 homes have been retrofitted with energy-saving measures including smart meters, photovoltaic panels and insulation.
Adam said: “Another notable feature of the project has been the building of five completely energy-efficient homes in Southend, using all the latest technologies on the market.” His involvement in the project – including attending seminars and lectures and participating in discussions surrounding the development of green technologies and their use, along with interactive seminars at various locations where green technologies have been effectively used – has led to the awarding of a ReallySmartHouse certificate to Palmers. The firm is now also accredited to use the ReallySmartHouse logo. Adam said: “I am delighted to have been part of the ReallySmartHouse project, which offers some very useful lessons for energy-efficient construction and the opportunities this offers for forward-thinking businesses in the sector.
“The ‘green’ approach to building will inevitably become more and more important in the future so playing a small part in its development at a local level is very pleasing.”
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