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Tenants move into Poole's new efficient council houses

This week, tenants started moving into the first new council homes to be built in Poole for more than 20 years. The first family, Rebecca Lemmard and her two children, received the keys to their three-bedroom terraced house in Bearwood from the mayor, councillor Peter Adams. They told the... More >

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RIBA Approved CPDs

 There are now two RIBA approved CPDs are available from Marmox.  1) Reducing Thermal Bridging at the wall/floor junction to meet the requirements of Part L (England, Ireland and Wales), Section 6 (Scotland) and future Zero Carbon Regulations. 2) Building Boards for Damage Free Tiling... More >

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Surrey offices awarded Carbon Trust's Low Carbon Workplace Standard

The Guildford offices of international technology company Kongsberg have recently been awarded the Low Carbon Workplace Standard from the Carbon Trust - and it's only the second building to receive the recognition. Kongsberg specialises in providing technological solutions for... More >

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Wales could become most efficient part of UK

Wales could become the most energy efficient part ot the UK thanks to its expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. That's according to Welsh Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Randerson, who was the keynote speaker earlier this month at the Wales Green Building... More >

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Councils face a variety of challenges to improving efficiency

Local authorities and housing managers are facing a variety of challenges to implement suitable efficiency strategies, according to a study by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). EST undertook the study to learn more about how councils can help householders improve their energy efficiency. Councils... More >

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Government needs to 'get tough' on inefficient homes

The government needs to take a tougher stance on inefficient homes - that's according to a new joint report from the Fabian Society and E3G. Co-authored by Ed Wallis, editorial director and senior research fellow at the Fabian Society, and Ingrid Holmes, associate director at E3G, the... More >

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1920s warehouse converted to energy-efficient flats

A former 1920s warehouse and car showroom in York has been converted to energy-efficient flats. The project, undertaken by developer Northminster Ltd, is hoped to kick-start further investment in the Piccadilly part of the city. It cost £3.75 million to complete and resulted in ten... More >

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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund vouchers not being spent

Despite huge demand, thousands of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) vouchers have not yet been spent, according to the latest figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Up to £150 million was available for the GDHIF, a programme to help homeowners, landlords... More >

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Energy efficiency measures could save hospitality sector millions of pounds

Hotels must pay more attention to their energy efficiency if they want to improve profits and avoid rising energy bills, say industry experts. The hospitality industry uses a significant amount of power and water. By taking simple steps to cut back on usage - such as installing thermal... More >

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Nottingham set to become one of Europe's most sustainable cities

Energy efficiency in Nottingham will be getting a boost, thanks to a £5 million investment in sustainability. Due to the city's reputation as one of the cleanest in the UK, as well as its previous track record of environmentally friendly projects, Nottingham was one of nine cities... More >

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SMEs could make big savings on energy efficiency

UK SMEs could save billions of pounds every year, just by using energy more efficiently. A report published last month by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) found that British SMEs could save between £1.26 billion and £2.63 billion every year by improving... More >

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UK councils becoming more efficient

Budgets are tight for local authorities across the UK, and it's easy to see why many councils are looking for ways to cut costs. While energy efficiency might require up-front investment, in the long run, it can lead to significant savings for a council, as well as a reduction in fuel poverty.... More >

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The Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance

In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) - and with the next round of grants expected to be announced any day now, it's the perfect time for landlords to start thinking about ways to make their property portfolio greener. Of... More >

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Scottish government invests additional £20 million in energy efficiency

The Scottish government has promised an extra £20 million toward projects to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Last week, social justice secretary Alex Neil confirmed that the funds had been earmarked to support projects that aim to reduce the number of cold homes in Scotland and... More >

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Improve a property's energy efficiency with solid wall insulation

New legislation to be introduced in 2016 will allow tenants in private rented accommodation to demand energy efficiency retrofits, and in 2018, it will become illegal to rent out a property with a low energy rating.  With so many changes on the horizon, landlords should consider getting... More >

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Next government must end "scandal" of winter deaths

More than 80 businesses, charities and unions have come together to urge politicians to put an end to the winter deaths "scandal". In a letter to the Sunday Telegraph, chief executives from organisations like Age UK, the Federation of Master Builders, B&Q,... More >

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Energy efficiency scheme launched in Enfield

A new project aiming to improve energy efficiency in homes has been launched in Enfield. The Smart Homes scheme is part of the Enfield 2020 Action Plan and offers grants of up to 75 per cent towards the cost of installing solid wall insulation - up to £6,000. Grants are being offered on... More >

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GDHIF vouchers extended to March 31st

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that vouchers from the first release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will be extended to March 31st 2015.  It is hoped that the extension will allow more time for millions of pounds worth of installations to... More >

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