Richard Quartermaine, Sweett Group

  • Campsmount school

    Sustainability: Priority School Building Programme


    The Priority School Building Programme could provide opportunities to save money by reducing energy costs. But who will benefit? It depends on what source of data you choose

  • Economics

    Why the Green Deal won't work for non-domestic buildings


    The government’s Green Deal promises to revolutionise the UK’s energy efficiency. But can it deliver financial savings? Richard Quartermaine of Cyril Sweett investigated the payback implications of four non-domestic buildings, and the results are not encouraging …

  • The financial case for fitting energy-efficient lighting becomes much stronger once the benefits from ECAs are factored in

    Sustainability: Tax incentives


    The government wants to encourage energy-efficient investment. Steve Smith and Richard Quartermaine of Cyril Sweett look at what tax incentives are available

  • Large property developers could be hit by the CRC. Ropemaker in the City of London is a state-of-the-art low energy building and will help its developer British Land mitigate the costs of the CRC

    Sustainability: Carbon reduction


    The Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme launches in April, but what will it mean for your business? Richard Quartermaine and Steve Smith of Cyril Sweett talk you through it

  • Marks and Spencer’s forties Bournemouth store has been refitted to cut energy use by 25%

    Sustainability costs: Refurbishment


    The advent of EPCs means commercial landlords can no longer ignore the inefficiency of existing stock. Richard Quartermaine of Cyril Sweett breaks down the costs of revamping these energy guzzlers