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Survey reveals 4 in 5 firms in rented property struggle to switch to clean energy 

A survey of some of Britain’s biggest building occupiers has revealed that 80 per cent find it difficult to engage landlords in switching to renewable energy. The finding is part of a report released by edie and Big Clean Switch, ...

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Cofely Besix powers Dubai’s first ‘zero carbon’ call centre and control room

Cofely Besix Facilities Management (CBFM) has launched the region’s first ‘zero carbon’ call centre and control room, which is powered round the clock by PV Solar. CBFM recently installed a Hybrid PV Solar installation on the roof of its Dubai operations ...

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BSRIA looks at Generation Z in reduced carbon buildings

BSRIA, the test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation that provides services in the construction, building services and facilities management sectors, has published a white paper on ‘Products and Systems for Generation Z in Reduced Carbon Buildings’, which looks at what products and systems ...

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To Hull and back

Jonathan Hooper of Northwood Hygiene Products explains the challenges faced when someone was asked to review the provision of the towels, soap and toilet tissue requirements for every single one of Hull City Council’s public buildings whilst keeping a keen ...

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Savills in Scotland issues warning on renewables deadlines

Whilst Scottish local authority planning statistics reveal an improvement in the time taken to determine renewable applications, Nick Green head of Savills Energy in Scotland has warned that delays in securing grid connections and uncertainty over future funding are continuing ...

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Universities lead the way when it comes to electric cars

Britain’s universities are massively ahead of the national average when it comes to numbers of electric vehicles owned, according to research by intelligentcarleasing.com Of all UK new vehicle registrations in 2013 only 0.11% came from purely electric vehicles. However a freedom ...

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Skanska to design green school oasis

Bristol City Council has awarded project development and construction group, Skanska, a contract to design, build and fit out a brand new sustainable school which will accommodate 420 primary school children in the Bristol area. The £5.5 million Oasis Academy, ...

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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme launches to mixed reviews

“Only for the rich” or “good for some and better for others” – the industry response to the government’s new, domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) scheme is certainly mixed. But is it any surprise that those not standing to benefit from the scheme’s ...

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The sky’s the limit for UK’s new rooftop solar scheme

An estimated 250,000 hectares of south facing commercial rooftops in the UK have be targeted in a new government initiative to turn them into power-generating “solar hubs”. Plans to turn the government estate as well as the UK’s factories, supermarkets ...

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Turning up the heat

From 2015, ‘service use’ of R22 – removing the gas or dealing with leaks and repairing the refrigerant side of plant – will be illegal in all refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning systems. But with huge amounts of the ...

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