Energy Efficiency

Jan 10
Shades Of Green – What Makes a Green Home?

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There is a lot of debate about what qualifies as a green home. While some would say if a house has a wind turbine or a few solar panels to supplement the energy used with natural renewable energy then it is a green home others might argue that even lacking any renewable energy sources a […]

Nov 15
Period Window Specialists Ventrolla: Year in review

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With 2014 just around the corner, David Greaves, Managing Director of Period Window Specialists Ventrolla, looks back on what has been an eventful year for this British business celebrating its 30th birthday. It has seen the company undertake significant investment including the upgrade of its manufacturing capability as well as taking steps to grow its […]

Nov 14
As winter creeps up, Linden Homes has some tips for energy smart customers

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With research showing that new homes are up to six times more energy efficient than older second hand ones – it is no wonder more and more house hunters are opting for brand new. And with energy prices on the up, and numerous incentives to help curb the cost of moving, there has never been […]

Jan 10
OFT advises energy efficiency firms on business practices

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Commenting on the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) announcement today advising energy efficiency firms on business practices, Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy at Consumer Focus said: Making a home more energy efficient is important for cutting bills, but can mean considerable up-front costs with consumers buying goods which they may only purchase once in their […]

Oct 28
Planet Positive Building Certification

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At the end of November 2011 Planet Positive launched a new certification for buildings, a new programme to help achieve carbon reductions, fund local and global sustainability projects and align with future regulation such as Allowable Solutions/Zero Carbon Buildings. Following our 4 step process, developers and building constructors can now take steps to verify their […]