Articles

06th November, 2019

Commercialising Decarbonisation: Smart energy roundtable, Bristol

We hosted the first of our smart energy industry roundtables in Bristol in October to explore the new opportunities available to the energy and real estate world.

05th November, 2019

Why city centre diesel bans aren’t the environmental answer

Air quality expert Blaise Kelly questions whether Clean Air Zones are the best way to combat car exhaust emissions

22nd October, 2019

What do proposed changes to building regulations mean for energy efficiency standards?

Our energy and sustainability specialist, Rebecca Lowe, explores consultation proposals for new Approved Document Part L Building Regulations.

18th October, 2019

Power to the people: is it time to embrace microgrids?

Chris Scott, our Senior Smart Energy Consultant questions whether our existing grid will be able to cope with our future demand for electricity - and explores what other options are available...

20th September, 2019

Are electric vehicles changing the way we hear our cities?

In this thought piece, Hydrock acoustician Eddy Goldsmith considers the widespread adoption of electric vehicles – and how that will change the human experience of sound in urban spaces.

17th September, 2019

Climate Emergency: How can engineers help?

Leah Holmes-Trought, our Utilities and Smart Energy Consultant, wonders what if engineers could strike a chord with the public in the same way non-technical advocates like David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg do?

03rd September, 2019

If electric vehicles are the future, how will that affect the electricity demands of a site?

Our Lead Utilities Consultant Eleanor Wratten explores how EV charge point legislation changes will affect electricity demands for new developments.

31st August, 2019

How can Hydrock help you optimise solar PV generation yield through battery storage?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, much like other renewables, has a challenge around matching power generation to demand. Taking a typical residential property, we can expect an energy demand in the morning and evening while solar powe...

28th June, 2019

Six myths to set the air quality record straight

Hydrock's Air Quality expert Blaise Kelly breaks down six common misconceptions around air quality, and using the latest scientific research, sets the record straight.

17th June, 2019

A digital lifeline for our last living dinosaur: the construction industry

What can the simplicity of innovative ‘smart’ digital domestic products teach the construction industry to make it more efficient? Henry Easterbrook explores.

29th April, 2019

Turning energy into a tradeable asset

How putting together the right mix of the latest energy technology can create an income generating tradeable asset for developers and landowners.

10th January, 2019

Five construction-sector tech trends for 2019

What are the top tech trends for 2019 in the engineering design and construction sector? We name our top 5, including AI and machine learning, robotics and generative design. And we give a shout out to the importance of smart data usage.