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Jan 14
Make it Cheaper and Eco-Nomics announce Energy Partnership

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Make it Cheaper one of the UK’s most successful SME energy brokers and Eco-Nomics, a leading UK energy efficiency consultancy, have today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to offer a complete energy service to Britain’s businesses. While wholesale energy prices have recently fallen, business energy costs have continued to rise – and these increases […]

Jul 01
Retrofitting Your Home Green

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Just because you are looking at a vintage home rather than a brand new home built with the latest sustainable building technologies and green additions does not mean you cannot have a home that showcases the latest energy efficiencies and green designs. In fact, since it is not practical to think that the entire architectural […]

May 13
FAQs rainwater harvesting: installation advice for installers

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By Brian Pickworth, Technical Manager at Kingspan Klargester, and Chair of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association. To find out more about rainwater harvesting, or to discuss any aspect of installation including BPEC training courses, email sustainablewater@kingspanenviro.com 1. How are rainwater harvesting systems installed? Installing a rainwater harvesting system is relatively simple, but it requires various […]

Safe and effective installation of rainwater harvesting systems

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After the wettest winter since records began resulting in extensive flooding across the country, there is little doubt that we need to find better ways of managing water resources. Climate change has dramatically altered our weather patterns, causing warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers. This in turn has locked the country into drought/flood cycles, […]

May 06
Integrated Heating Systems

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Integrated heating systems are increasingly common, across both domestic homes and commercial premises. In this type of system, renewable heat (microgeneration) technologies integrate fully with traditional heating systems such as gas boilers etc. The two energy sources complement each other well and an integrated or bivalent system can offer significant financial and environmental benefits to […]

Apr 14
Step away from the Gas!

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Thinking of Installing Renewable Heat Technology into your home – what should you consider? Energy prices continue to rise inexorably, and we’re all feeling the pinch. The introduction of the latest renewable energy tariff, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), is designed to help more of us move away from traditional fuels – and prove that […]

Apr 08
APC Solutions adopts eco fleet strategy

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APC Solutions, provider of high performance wireless communications solutions, has extended its environmentally friendly ethos to its vehicle fleet. Chris Lynch, Managing Director of APC Solutions explains ‘Our wireless solutions are more environmentally friendly than the traditional leased line options and we wanted to extend our eco-friendly values across the organisation. The Renault Zoe ticked […]

Apr 01
Krannich Solar UK awarded ‘Top PV Supplier’ status for the second year running

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Krannich Solar UK has once again been awarded a premium seal by independent institute EuPD Research in recognition of their high level of customer satisfaction in the distribution of solar PV components. In an industry survey, carried out by independent institute EuPD Research, installers gave Krannich Solar UK top marks for customer loyalty, satisfaction and […]

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 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 […]

Mar 04
£7 billion opportunity ignored by 3 out of 4 Brits by not taking up solar power

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A new survey found that “9% of households in the UK are considering installing solar” (IET survey). Let’s put that into perspective. 26.4 million households in the UK 2.4 million are considering solar (9% of 26.4 million) 10 million are suitable for solar (ICL research) So, 76% of suitable households are not even considering solar! […]

Mar 03
JELD-WEN launches first 3D how-to video

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JELD-WEN, the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber windows and doors, has boosted its online offering with the launch of a new series of ‘How-To’ videos, including the manufacturer’s first ever 3D video for installing Room Fold doors. The 3D video is the latest addition to JELD-WEN’s extensive online support, which offers unparalleled advice for trade […]

Feb 20
Innovation set to make sandbags obsolete

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A highly effective, eco-friendly alternative to the sandbag has been invented and is on sale now. Billed as the most important development in emergency flood protection since the invention of the sandbag, two products – the Hydrosack and Hydrosnake – create a highly efficient barrier to the threat of floodwater in residential and commercial properties. Once […]

Feb 11
A2Dominion names Willmott Dixon as main contractor for eco town first phase

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A2Dominion has named Willmott Dixon as the main contractor for the infrastructure and initial stage of the Exemplar phase of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire. As the UK’s second largest, privately-owned construction company, Willmott Dixon will work with A2Dominion to build the first 94 of the 393 planned […]

Jan 16
Solar farm proposals plan to champion local economy of Somerton in Somerset

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British solar farm developer and operator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, is hoping to submit a proposal for a solar farm which will not only generate clean electricity for 2,000 local homes but also create opportunities for local businesses and employment. The firm has launched a campaign today seeking involvement from the local community in shaping and […]

Nov 25
Farrell & Clark celebrating Green Gown Award win

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Leeds-based architects, Farrell and Clark are celebrating as their energy saving library retrofit project for the University of Bradford was recognised at the 2013 Green Gown Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse, Derby College. The Green Gown Awards acknowledges exceptional environmental and sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sector across […]

Aug 13
Sarah Hall Studio: Your Solar Project

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Interested in showcasing solar energy? Make a bold statement with an attractive, highly-visible installation, custom designed for your educational facility, museum, park, corporation or public institution. Sarah Hall Studio has been transforming spaces with solar installations for over 10 years winning many international awards. Elegant, sustainable, and eye-catching, these systems provide a colorful showcase for […]

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 […]