Jul 27
Social housing tenants reap the benefits of renewable energy

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Lewes District Council has contracted BSW Building Services, a Sussex based central heating firm, to equip approximately 100 of its social housing properties with air source heat pumps. These extract solar energy from the air to heat homes cleanly and efficiently. The pumps generate up to four times more heat than conventional electric heating using […]

Jul 24
BRE launches new scheme to help product manufacturers reach new markets

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BRE has launched a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification scheme allowing product manufacturers to communicate their sustainability credentials to customers. A world leader in certifying sustainable products, BRE has launched the scheme to offer a comprehensive package of services in line with the new EN 15804 standard to help product manufacturer to access European […]

Jul 23
Solar PV energy storage: Is policy support required?

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Energy storage can transform the UK solar PV market and generate unique benefits for consumers and the energy system. Storage technologies increase domestic energy self-consumption by storing electricity generated by solar PV during daytime and utilising it on-site when it is most needed, typically in the evenings (see graph 1 (pdf)). As electricity prices increase, storage […]

Jul 14
Energy saving measures boost house prices

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Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England – new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals. For an average home in the country, improving its EPC (Energy […]

BRE’s INSITE13 event focuses on people

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BRE’s INSITE13 conference, which takes place on the 2 to 3 October at its head office site in Watford, will examine how we make buildings meet the needs of people and communities. Everything that the industry does should be about creating sustainable places for people to live, work, learn and thrive in, whether it’s building […]

Jul 01
npower offers free boilers nationwide under Government scheme

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npower today announced it will be offering free boilers to select UK households under the Government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO). From 1 July, UK residents who own their own home, or rent it from a private landlord, could be eligible to receive a brand new energy efficient boiler from npower. The scheme is available […]