Mar 26
Low Carbon project celebrated at Westminster

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Employers investing in skills and training within the low carbon market were last night celebrated at a reception in Parliament. The Green Skills Alliance (GSA), made up of Asset Skills, ConstructionSkills and SummitSkills, held the event to mark the culmination of a two year programme to develop infrastructure to support employers involved in the energy […]

Mar 25
REACT Energy makes significant progress at interim results

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REACT Energy plc (AIM:REAC), the energy infrastructure developer and operator which focuses on the production of clean energy in the UK and Ireland, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2013. Operational Highlights Significant progress made in bringing the 12MW Enfield Biomass CHP project towards financial close and commencement of […]

Green Deal ‘doomed to failure’ because of cost and regulation

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The Government’s flagship Green Deal scheme is “doomed to failure”, according to a leading energy sector entrepreneur. Adam Mitchell, founder of national installer network Futureproof, says regulation, cost of finance plans and the lack of energy savings for homeowners meant that uptake was likely to remain poor. Mitchell’s comments follow the publication of the latest Government […]

Mar 24
Scottish laird takes delivery of Ecoease secondary glazing panels

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Simon, owner of the the A-Listed Craufurdland Castle based near Kilmarnock in Ayreshire, took delivery of a number of Ecoease secondary glazing panels in late 2013 and they are already proving their worth and paying their way. It’s no easy task draught proofing an 800 year old Scottish castle but incumbent Laird Simon Craufurd believes […]

Guidance: The Green Deal for social housing providers

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Social housing providers can participate in the Green Deal and help to improve housing stock for their tenants. The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements, like insulation, to your social housing stock, keeping homes comfortable for your tenants. This scheme lets tenants pay for some or all of the improvements over time through their electricity bill. […]

Mar 21
Housing and government leaders pledge joint action on climate change and fuel poverty

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Leaders from the housing associations and local authorities of the Liverpool City Region today pledged closer working to address global climate change and fuel poverty. The pledge was signed at an event attended by over 100 representatives from twenty organisations at Liverpool Town Hall. Delegates heard about the work of the Viridis partnership to work […]

More than 500,000 British homes are warmer, greener and cheaper to heat

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517,000 households have been helped to improve their homes to make them more energy efficient through the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) since the schemes started last year. The Green Deal and ECO were introduced by the government to help people take control of their energy use and reduce their bills. By offering […]

Mar 20
BRE seeks partners for new built environment resilience centre

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In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE outlines plans at its Britain Under Water conference today for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment. The new centre, which will be delivered in partnership with national and local […]

Loowatt Selected as an Exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India

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Loowatt Ltd announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India event which will be co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014. Loowatt Ltd. will showcase energy-generating waterless toilet technology that aims to help bring sanitation to […]

Mar 18
Expert offer regarding forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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With the Government’s previously delayed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheduled for announcement in the coming weeks, please contact Richard Hiblen, a renewable energy expert with more than 14 years’ experience, for more information. Green Square can offer not only their opinion on the long awaited announcement and what it means to homeowners and small businesses […]

Mar 17
Why homeowners should have their flood response down to a fine art

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NFU Mutual has dealt with over 15,000 claims since December 2013 Final claims bill expected to around £90 million Families, fine art and horses may require emergency evacuation when flooding occurs Homeowners may face years of upheaval while repairs are carried out As the floodwater recedes and an army of builders and restoration experts begin […]

BRE scientist to represent the EU at G20 youth summit

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Jelena Kiselova, building scientist at BRE Wales and Southwest, has been selected to represent the EU at the 2014 youth G20 (Y20) economic summit in Sydney this summer. Taking place ahead of the G20 summit later in the year, the premier international youth conference will host 120 young leaders aged 18 – 30 from member […]

PassivSystems partners with Good Energy to offer a new FIT app

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PassivSystems Limited, a provider of smart technology systems for domestic energy use and solar PV efficiency management, today announces that it is to partner with Good Energy, the renewable electricity company, to provide its customers with a simpler way of claiming Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) payments for the electricity generated from solar panels installed on their […]

Mar 15
Statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain, Q4 2013

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This quarterly release presents statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain. It includes information on the number of smart meters installed by the larger energy suppliers (i.e. British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE and Utility Warehouse) in properties in the last quarter and the total in operation as of 31 […]

Mar 13
Best performing buildings of 2013 recognised at the BREEAM awards at Ecobuild 2014

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BREEAM was the world’s first environmental assessment method, created in 1990 and now used in over 70 countries around the world, providing a range of social, environmental and economic benefits to clients. Over a million buildings have been registered for assessment since then. Ratings are calculated against a range of criteria by independent BREEAM assessors, […]

Mar 11
EnglishPoint Marina Newsletter (February 2014)

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Finally, in February, the planks for the Boardwalk and Pool deck arrived at EnglishPoint Marina. Each plank is nearly 20 feet long, the length of the containers in which they arrived. Now the work of laying the planks on the concrete substructures of the Boardwalk as well as the pool deck will begin. In keeping […]

Stockholm unveils ambitious BREEAM In-Use commitment

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The city of Stockholm is unveiling ambitious plans to increase its use of BREEAM In-Use to help manage and improve the sustainability performance of its buildings. In 2013, the city authority certified more than 30 buildings under BREEAM In-Use International, which was launched in June last year. In 2015, the city plans to have assessed […]

Mar 10
Kebony wood selected for the world’s first Quiet Mark Treehouse

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Unveiled at the 2014 Ideal Home Show, the Quiet Treehouse has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and will be donated for permanent use by Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice in Sussex. Kebony has been working with Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses, John Lewis and Quiet Mark to develop an ambitious tree home made […]

Ventrolla roll out on RIBA product selector and NBS Plus

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Construction professionals will now find it easier to access information about the full range of Ventrolla products and services, following the addition of 7 new product specifications to the RIBA Product Selector and the National Building Specification (NBS) websites. Marketing Manager of Ventrolla, Christian Walker, said: “Specification is a vital part of the design process […]

KBB Show proves a big hit for Häfele’s Krushr recycling system

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Leading design solutions specialist Häfele UK is celebrating success following the 2014 KBB Show in Birmingham this week, where its newly-launched ‘Thinking Inside the Box’ stand concept was exceptionally well-received by visitors. The interactive exhibition stand presented Häfele’s extensive range of innovative products including lighting, handles, electrical accessories, storage solutions, waste systems and essential fixtures […]