October 26, 2012 10:14 ET

hurleypalmerflatt Advocates Sustainable UK Construction in a Post-Guaranteed-Growth Period

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - Internationally renowned and highly accredited building services engineering consultants hurleypalmerflatt, take a whole life-cycle approach to their constructions - integrating sustainability and a 'producer responsibility' approach.

They are taking part in a new initiative within the building and manufacturing industries, in which responsible companies are increasingly taking overall, as opposed to niche, responsibility for reducing waste and lowering carbon emissions across the entire life of a project.

"Now that property prices are not constantly rising, as they once were, builders have to think about how they maintain their value in the long term... This is particularly important for data centres, for instance, where new technology means that services can be out of date after just seven years or so," said hurleypalmerflatt's Dr David Telford in a recent article in The Times.

Building and maintenance company models need to integrate all stages of a buildings life and its materials into the design. This includes planning for sustainability throughout:

  • Construction
  • Running
  • Refurbishment
  • Deconstruction
  • Recycling

This creates a 'closed loop'. One way to think of it is as if building materials are being supplied on a lease style basis that includes, at a cost which includes their retrieval once the building comes to the end of its life.

To discuss building sustainability or to find out more about how hurleypalmerflat can provide you with any of their building, surveying, sustainability and engineering services, such as specialisms which include:

  • Mission Critical Design
  • Master Planning
  • Technical Development
  • Building Management and Controls
  • Asset Management
  • SPOF (Single Point of Failure) Consultancy
  • Fire Engineering
  • CDM

Contact your local hurleypalmerflatt office directly via their website (

For 40 years hurleypalmerflatt has successfully delivered mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy and associated services that bring buildings to life. They provide clients with a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy service, which combines the application of value with knowledge, and partnership with quality. hurleypalmerflatt has become a trusted advisors to many global organisations, given their expertise in energy and sustainability, as well as in mission critical engineering.

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