Happy Easter from DJHC! Here’s to new beginnings…

Happy Easter from DJHC! Here’s to new beginnings…

From all of us at DJHC, we want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!  In celebration of the holiday, we wanted to reflect on some of the changes, breaking topics and developments that we’ve seen this year. Easter marks a time for new beginnings, and we’re delighted to see what’s yet to come this year. 

Big changes at DJCH: New offices, new staff

As many of you may already know, this year we relocated to our new offices in Portsmouth. As we continue growing as a company, we see this is a perfect time for the next phase in evolution as the South East’s foremost MEP experts. Formerly known as David J. Higgins Consulting, we rebranded as DJHC this year as a means to represent this new, exciting chapter in our development as a company. More than anything we are dedicated to continuing to provide excellent, client-focussed, resourceful MEP consulting.

 With big changes at DJHC also comes growth. This year, we’re excited to have added a new batch of highly talented staff to our team. To accommodate our increase in personnel, we’ll be moving into a bigger office space within Gatcombe House. We couldn’t be more pleased with the way things are taking shape!

Located inside a Grade II listed building just a few blocks from the lush park on Copnor Road, we’re happy to welcome our clients, friends and collaborators into our new home. Plus, it has never been so easy to reach us; Gatcombe House is just a few minutes off Junction 12 of the M27 ­– about an hour away from London and minutes by foot from Hilsea train station.

Big changes in the industry: Looking ahead to the future of MEP

The past few years have taught us to expect the unexpected. First there was Brexit, then the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the energy crisis seems to be having a significant impact on the HVAC and plumbing industries, which makes us wonder how we’ll deal with the growing effects of climate change. Undoubtedly, there’s a fundamental need to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency if we want to reach the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

In short – many of the changes we foresee in the MEP industry will be coming from new government regulations. Ongoing sustainable legislation will continue to impact how the industry does business, and adaptation is a must. The positive here is that as sustainability continues to be a priority, there will be plenty of work ahead. Major systems will need renovations and overhauling in order to meet stricter, environmentally friendly standards, and experienced, sustainability-oriented MEP consultants will be on hand to help. For example, the government’s 2021 Heat and Buildings Strategy will see the installation of heat pumps on a grand scale. Right now, the initiative aims to install at least 600,000 heat pumps by 2028 to make buildings more efficient.

As we celebrate this Easter, we enter this second quarter of the year with a positive outlook on what’s to come; not only for DJHC but for the industry as a whole. We’re thrilled to take on the new challenges that await in sustainable design as we enter a new era in MEP engineering.



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