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HM Treasury announced on the 16 July that the allowances due under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme ("CRCEES") is an environmental tax. Does this mean that landlords can recover the costs of the CRCEES even if no specific reference is made to it in the lease?

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Serco selected for Derbyshire Dales waste & recycling contract

Following a competitive tender process, Derbyshire Dales District Council has awarded its waste and recycling collection contract to Serco whose environmental services business includes the delivery of refuse and recycling, street scene maintenance, landscaping, grounds maintenance, as well as housing repairs and improvements across a number of local authorities.

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VINCI Facilities appoints head of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

VINCI Facilities has appointed Sebastiaan van Dort as Head of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) as part of its strategy and commitment to participate fully in the new government scheme which is set to be launched this autumn.

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Three Compass restaurants shortlisted for design awards

Three Compass Group UK & Ireland restaurants have been recognised amongst the best designed premises in the world after being shortlisted in the prestigious UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

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UNEP director praises Olympic Park’s key sustainability achievements

London 2012 will Leave a lasting legacy for the UK and the Olympic movement, said UNEP executive director whilst on a tour of the Olympic Park and Thames Barrier with UK secretary of state, Caroline Spelman.

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Investing in building fabric significantly saves on energy bills

The Carbon Trust has launched an updated series of energy guides, designed to help businesses and the public sector to take control of their energy spend and carbon emissions. The regular release of new guides will be taking place over the next few months and will provide overviews of key technologies and best practice within different sectors.

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Free guide to restoring damaged property launched

A free guide to restoring damaged property has been launched by damage management experts, ServiceMaster Clean.

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Growing for Gold

Embankments along the District Line have undergone a floral makeover to mark the start of London's largest ever sporting event. London Underground and Initial Facilities have created a total of 13 Olympic-inspired displays at six locations along the tube line using almost 40,000 specially grown plants in celebration of the Games.

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Probable cause in killer Legionnaires’ disease outbreak identified

Public and environmental health experts continue to investigate the killer Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Stoke-on-Trent after identifying a probable source.

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New appointment at ISS

ISS Facility Services - Integrated Solutions has appointed Steve Sheckley as its new operations director for engineering.

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