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Research to uncover actual energy savings of solid wall insulation commissioned

BRE has been appointed to carry out a major new research project to understand heat losses in the seven million solid wall homes in Great Britain. The project, funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, will consider how ...

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Fountains on a high after scooping £5m contract with National Grid

  Fountains has been awarded nearly £5 million of work with National Grid to paint electricity pylons around Yorkshire and Newcastle in 2013. The work, which was won under the Provision of Tower Painting and Maintenance Services framework agreement, is ...

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New standard for water sustainability welcomed

Severn Trent Costain has warmly welcomed the news that the Carbon Trust has launched an international standard for water reduction. The standard will encourage business’s to take action to measure, manage and reduce their water use. Severn Trent Costain’s Managing ...

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Flexibility is the key to efficient lighting control says Ex-Or

Dynamic companies embrace flexible working techniques to keep them ahead of the game. In an age of flexitime and hot-desking, work stations within open plan office areas constantly alter in size and location to meet the changing business needs of ...

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Sabien supports DSA’s carbon reduction plan

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is using Sabien Technology’s M2G intelligent boiler load optimisers to help it meet its carbon reduction targets by preventing boiler dry cycling. At the DSA’s Eastgate site, for example, analysis has shown energy savings of ...

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Managed properties switch off globally for WWF’s Earth Hour 2013

Considered the largest environmental event in history, Earth Hour 2013 took place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in a symbolic and unified call for action to reduce the impact of climate change. Hundreds of millions of people located ...

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MITIE to develop and operate one of UK’s largest NHS energy centres

MITIE has won the contract to develop and operate a new energy innovation centre for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after it helped secure £36 million funding for the ground-breaking project. The new energy innovation centre – which will save ...

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Retailers cut building emissions by 33%

A new progress report shows that leading retailers have beaten a range of challenging targets for reducing their impact on the environment. The A Better Retailing Climate progress report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows that retailers went above and ...

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New report details best practice for delivering and funding housing retrofits

Arup has launched a new report “Delivering and funding housing retrofit: a review of community models”. The report provides best practice and international guidance to central government, local authorities, social housing providers and other organisations who are trying to implement retrofit ...

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New report highlights the business case for green building

This year’s Ecobuild has seen the launch of a plethora of built environment resources to green and maximise efficiencies in the UK building stock. The UK Green building council, has been part of this contribution; as it presented industry with its Pinpoint sustainability search platform this week. ...

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