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How London’s sewage is keeping Olympic athlete’s toilets flushing

Athletes at London's Olympic village are today flushing their loos with water sent to the capital's sewers hours earlier by local residents.

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DIO delivers eco-elite rehabilitation facilities to the Royal Marines

A new physical and remedial training centre for 40 Commando Royal Marines at Norton Manor Camp in Somerset has been completed. The new building will provide enhanced environmental performance, through the incorporation of a number of sustainable technologies, including: sun tubes, to provide daylight to circulation and deep plan changing areas; solar thermal panels to provide hot water to the changing facilities and wind-catchers, to provide natural ventilation to the two storey element and deep plan single storey areas. Excavated materials were re-used within the construction, and soft landscaping scheme.

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Lumicom leaves its competitors behind

Official figures show that of the businesss-to-business luminaires recycled in 2011, over 97% were handled by Lumicom recyclers. This success is attributed to the organisation's commitment to achieving full compliance backed by a high quality service.

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Sustainability doesn’t ‘take the biscuit’ for United

2011 saw a year of record breaking performance towards United Biscuits' (UB) environmental sustainability goals, such as achieving zero waste to landfill across all of its manufacturing sites; reducing water use by 12% and reducing group-wide carbon emissions by 6%.

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Sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation to seek views on supporting sustainable development and growth through encouraging the reuse of empty and redundant existing buildings.

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Flat-pack urban wind turbine could transform city landscape

A prototype for a brand new design of wind turbine that will generate electricity in urban areas, potentially revolutionising the renewables industry, has been installed for the first time in the UK at Keele University.

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Unions making a green difference at work

The presence of green union reps is having a significant impact upon UK workplaces - encouraging a growing number of employers to adapt cost-saving energy efficiency measures and persuading colleagues to become more environmentally-aware at work, according to a new survey.

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Dulux Dog starts the dig as work gets underway at AkzoNobel

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Calls for planners to adopt “wood first” rule

A campaign that calls for the introduction of a "Wood First" rule in local authority planning guidance has been launched. Wood for Good, the UK timber industry's sustainability campaign, wants the public sector to lead by example in UK's battle with climate change and has launched its 2012 campaign: "Wood First".

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