Europe

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 17
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 […]

Mar 11
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 07
DSM wins ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’

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Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, is pleased to announce that its advanced cellulosic yeast product was named the ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’ on 5 March 2014 by Green Power Conferences. The award recognizes a breakthrough technology platform “for the technology that reset the goal for bio-based production.” Green Power […]

Mar 02
Sustainable Energy and Electromagnetic Field (EMF)

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Sustainability is the latest buzz word in building and business, and for good reasons. Awareness that “the sky is the limit” might not be completely healthy in the long run is becoming mainstream. Until now sustainability is mainly considered in regards to natural resources. Focus is on recycling and natural renewable energy. Another focus is […]

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 […]

Nov 30
Marks & Spencer first major company to sign up to the UNICEF carbon offset project

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first major company to sign up to UNICEF’s new carbon offset project. This initiative will improve the health and lives of vulnerable children while cutting carbon emissions that cause climate change. • 40,000 Bangladeshi families to benefit • 150 new jobs to be created • Fuel efficient cook […]

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 […]