Blue we don't believe in 'greenwash', we aren't parading ourselves as
eco-warriors trying to solve the world's energy problems overnight. We can see
that the global approach to energy use needs to change, that is for certain. An
imbalance in nature always corrects itself over time, we as humans have the
ability to interfere with and to some extent control the smoothness and
effectiveness of transition periods. The energy dilemma is no different,
either we as humans collectively act to restore balance to global energy
production and demand, or we carry on with 'business as normal' and endure an
elongated period of suffering whilst being forced to adapt. That is the reality
and also the privilege of being human, we have the ability (and responsibility)
to decide which course we take.
practical level, steps have already been taken in line with this paradigm
shift, and the UK
is well on it's way towards a low carbon future. However, there is much work to
be done and time is of the essence. The urgency to act increases with each
passing year, each new set of climate data, each increase in oil price.
are responsible for over 40% of total energy consumption, and thereby represent
the single largest potential for energy saving. The government requires the UK to cut
carbon emissions by 80% in 2050 (compared to 1990 levels), with an interim
target of 34% by 2020. This early milestone is crucial in reaching the overall
objective, meeting or surpassing this target will instil confidence that the
80% reduction can be achieved.
80% of buildings in 2050 have already been built, thus sustainable retrofit and
on-site generation are key to reaching the objectives. In terms of new
buildings, the future has been brought forward for the construction
industry.Targets are in place for domestic properties to be 'zero carbon' by
2016 and for commercial buildings by 2019.
certainly outlines an exciting picture of change and innovation, with
technologies emerging almost daily to enable these goals to become a reality.
implementation of these targets is outworked through a combination of
legislation and incentives. For those looking to improve their properties and
generate their own energy from renewable sources, there are numerous funding
schemes, grants and incentives available. We offer services to assist in
finding the best option for your individual property.
We can work
alongside forward-thinking businesses to develop Energy Action Plans and
produce Feasibility Studies for low carbon or renewable technologies. Our
comprehensive Energy Audits will pinpoint the low-hanging fruit and direct you
towards the optimal ROI measures applicable to your building.
The core of
our work is consulting to the construction industry, where building regulations
relating to energy efficiency have made it increasingly difficult to obtain
planning permission. We have a proven track record of producing Part L
compliance reports which meet and exceed requirements, as well as offering
multi-faceted Low Carbon Design Advice - including specifying HVAC systems and
passive design features.
Ltd is ideally located in Horsham, West Sussex; 15 mins from Gatwick and less
than an hour from central London.
We offer Commercial and Residential services to homes and businesses
throughout Sussex, and New Build services UK wide.
Keeping Blue Ltd and principle consulting engineer, Christopher Collier is
passionate about producing innovative solutions to challenging engineering
problems. With a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, Chris is an associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, working towards becoming a full member.
Chris established Keeping Blue Ltd in 2010 in order to see his lifelong dream of designing low carbon buildings become a reality.
Prior to this Chris was employed as a Sustainability Consultant, and later as Technical Team Leader for a Low Carbon Consultancy based in London. There he was able to gather the skills and knowledge necessary to become an independent adviser, and quickly established himself as a competent engineer. Chris also excelled whilst at university, graduating with 1st-Class Honours and being placed second overall in his engineering class. For his final year thesis, Chris developed a passive solar tracking device which he was invited to present to industry experts. Chris also gained valuable engineering experience on two in-depth optimisation projects on diamond mines in South Africa, whilst still a student.
represents many things to our planet, in essence our planet is merely a blue
dot floating in space. However this dot will remain our home for years to come,
and we have a responsibility to steward that which we have been given with due
care. The sky and the seas, which give our planet this perceived colour, are
the sources of wind and wave energy which are being harnessed in increasingly
clever and efficient ways. Scientists are currently developing a way of
capturing the blue wavelength of light from the sun to improve the efficiency
of solar panels from 34% up to 44%.
Whilst going 'green' may prove to be a passing trend, Keeping Blue represents a broader,
lasting view towards a sustainable future. The magnitude of the task at hand
has been compared to the scale of the Industrial Revolution. The time to take action has arrived!"
Collier, Director, Keeping Blue Ltd
Keeping Blue Ltd, registered in UK no. 07169993
Registered Address - Solo House, The Courtyard, London Road, Horsham, RH12 1AT