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Ward off the winter blues with light and leaves!

As we head into the darkest days of the year and with it, the threat of ‘winter blues’ or the more serious Seasonal Affective Disorder, Ambius, the world leader in enhancing workplaces through planting, scenting and artwork is urging businesses ...

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Dirty washrooms have negative effect on patron’s experience

Around 75 per cent of UK residents feel that the washrooms they visit in hotels and restaurants are often unclean. Bad smells and lack of soap are among the top British gripes. And 87 per cent of us believe that ...

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US$1m funding pot to research green and sustainable CRE announced

A global commercial real estate organisation, has announced the launch of the Real Green Research Challenge (RGRC), a four-year, US$1 million commitment to fund leading-edge sustainability research and innovation relating to commercial real estate. CBRE is accepting submissions for research ...

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Micro-algae concept brings 50 shades of green to building’s fa__ade

A zero-energy house under construction in Germany is set to provide the first real-life test for a new fa__ade system that uses live microalgae to provide shade and generate renewable energy at the same time.

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New institute to help UK business better protect against cyber security threats

A new academic Research Institute set up to improve understanding of the science behind the growing Cyber Security threat, was announced today.

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Lack of workplace responsibility threatens energy saving for SMEs

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are missing out on crucial savings because owners and their staff are not taking responsibility for energy efficiency in the workplace, according to new research1 out today from energy company E.ON.

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Research suggests four million will work from home this summer

There has been a 50% increase in the number of people working flexibly and an increase of 30% in those who are working from home during London's busiest period to avoid travel issues according to research undertaken this week - this means that millions of workers will work from home for the first time over the next two weeks.

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Shaping the future

Costain has won a potentially significant role in shaping the future of urban development through a five-year research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Its input to the Liveable Cities study will help academics from four universities - Birmingham, Lancaster, Southampton and University College London - focus their research on this area.

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Opening the concept of electricity-generating windows

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in residential and commercial properties the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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Green walls shown to be superior at reducing air pollutants

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster argue that by 'greening up' our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved, according to research published yesterday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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