Jun 28
Enthusiasts flock to Eco Technology Show

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Nearly 4,500 people flocked to Brighton earlier this month for the annual Eco Technology Show. Attendance was up sharply compared to last year’s event with the number of trade visitors alone increasing by more than 40%, indicating strong growth and firmly establishing the show as a hub for the public & private sector, suppliers, distributors, […]

Uptake on the rise, but renewable energy potential still not met, say farmers

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More than three quarters of farmers don’t feel the potential for on-farm renewable energy is being met, according to new figures. The finding has come out of an exclusive survey thought to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the UK which involved gathering opinion on farm-based renewable energy from nearly 700 farmers across […]

£15m fund for rural energy projects opens to applications

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Rural communities across England that aspire to generate their own clean green power are being offered a helping hand today with the launch of a £15 million Government fund. The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF), which opens to applications today, is specifically targeted at helping rural communities access the money needed to carry out feasibility […]

Jun 26
Help shape the future of sustainable refurbishment

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BRE launched a new founding member’s initiative for users of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday. Introduced in 2012, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Scheme provides a robust design and assessment method for refurbishment projects, helping to cost effectively improve the sustainability and environmental performance of existing dwellings. […]

Jun 25
Code for Sustainable Homes Awards recognises green housing pioneers

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St Edmunds Developments was one of nine organisations awarded for their efforts in delivering homes under the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) scheme at a BRE event in Westminster yesterday. The developer built the 100,000 home to the Code which when introduced in 2007 challenged the sector to design and build with significantly lower […]

TIPS: Top tips when considering auction to sell your home

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Auction as a method of home selling is becoming more popular in a tough market. Traditionally considered a route for distressed sales, auction is now attracting a broad range of properties when sellers weigh up the factors of time, price and publicity. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has today urged sellers to speak […]

BRE Trust supports new research centre in Brazil

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Leading UK built environment charity the BRE Trust, will extend its operations in one of the world’s major emerging markets by opening a new research centre in Brazil within the University of Brasilia in the country’s capital. This week, BRE’s Chief Executive Dr Peter Bonfield, signed an agreement with University of Brasilia’s Chancellor for the […]

Jun 24
Desco embarks on innovative new project with Rathfinny Estate

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Award-winning mechanical and electrical building services engineering consultancy, Desco, has started work on the development of a specialist accommodation project at England’s largest and most environmentally friendly winery, the Rathfinny Estate. As work on the 1,200 ton winery in the South Downs moves further forward, the estate is preparing to welcome the first round of […]

Pioneering ReallySmartHouse Reduces Carbon Emissions in Social Housing and Empowers SMEs

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Free workshops will inform and educate on cutting-edge sustainability techniques and technologies ReallySmartHouse, a pioneering and award-winning project aiming to stimulate low-carbon economic growth, has announced a series of free-to-attend workshops on a variety of sustainability topics for built-environment SMEs in the East of England. With the aim of reducing carbon emissions from new and […]

Jun 11
Work begins on BRE refurbished house

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Scottish building contractor Cruden Building & Renewals will start work today on the BRE Refurbished House, one of ten demonstration homes being built on the BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig that will be used to shape future housing in the country. Using historical design information and traditional materials, the builders will recreate a full-scale four-in-a-block […]

Jun 07
Eco Technology Show continues to grow

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Excitement is building for next week’s Eco Technology Show, with even more eco innovations and activities confirmed for the highly interactive event. An action packed family friendly day out, the show will include three exciting exploration zones encompassing: Eco Build, Renewable Energy, Office, and Home, Transport, Technology and Innovation zones. With over 120 exhibits confirmed […]

Jun 05
Desco celebrates special anniversary in milestone year

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Specialist mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy, Desco, is celebrating the second anniversary of the expansion of its offer into London and the South East. The company, which was established in Sunderland in 1998, has experienced a steady period of growth over the years, with offices in the north of England, the Middle East and Philippines. […]