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Energy efficiency regulations set by parliament

It has been known for some time that new energy efficiency regulations for privately-let commercial properties would come into effect in April 2018 - but until recently, it has been unclear what the requirements would actually be. In one of its final sessions ahead of the general election... More >

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64 council homes get energy efficient upgrade in Hemel Hempstead

An entire street in Hemel Hempstead has seen a boost in its energy efficiency, following a half million pound investment by Dacorum Borough Council.  Various efficiency measures were installed in 64 council homes in Seaton Road in a bid to save energy and reduce energy bills for... More >

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Energy efficiency should be an infrastructure priority

The number of energy efficiency measures being installed in the UK is dropping, despite many homes and businesses lacking adequate thermal insulation. According to the Association for the Conservation of Energy, the total number of energy efficiency installations has fallen by 60 per cent in the pas... More >

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A landlord's guide to saving energy

While spending money on rental properties is not always ideal, it's also important to remember that you have to spend money to make money - and there are a number of benefits to ensuring every property in your portfolio meets certain standards. This is particularly important when it comes to... More >

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Liberal Democrats aim to insulate 10 million homes by 2025

The Liberal Democrats have announced their plans to improve energy efficiency of residences across the UK. The party's Green Homes Bill would insulate up to ten million homes by 2025 and would also offer a council tax discount of at least £100 per year for ten years to help... More >

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Convincing management to improve energy efficiency

Going green - whether that means installing thermal insulation or choosing more efficient equipment - can provide a host of benefits for businesses. For one thing, lower energy use means cost savings. It can also be good for a company's reputation, as more and more consumers are... More >

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BRE looks for new ways to measure heat loss

There are more than seven million homes in Great Britain with solid walls - and these homes are extremely inefficient, leaking a large amount of heat out through the walls. While solid wall insulation is an effective way to reduce this heat loss, many homeowners have so far chosen to not get their... More >

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It's time for a new approach to energy efficiency

Homes that are well insulated use less energy - meaning the buildings are more environmentally friendly and occupants spend less money on their energy bills. However, despite the various benefits and initiatives designed to persuade the public to install thermal insulation, millions of UK... More >

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£11 million project in Glasgow will help cut tenants' fuel bills

Approximately 700 flats in Glasgow are due to be made more efficient, thanks to an £11 million project by Cube Housing Association and Scottish Gas, as part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). ECO is a funding initiative that focuses on providing energy efficiency measures to... More >

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Insulation scheme in Leigh cuts winter energy bills

A solid wall insulation scheme run by Wigan Council has enabled external insulation to be added to 18 terraced homes in Leigh.  The project has proved to be a success with residents, who are looking forward to seeing their energy bills go down. For each property,... More >

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Energy secretary confirms review of Green Deal

Energy secretary Ed Davey has confirmed there will be a review of the Green Deal, with an aim to create a better, more robust system of improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses across the UK. Speaking at the Ecobuild conference on March 4th, Mr Davey explained that, partly thanks to... More >

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Review of solid wall insulation launched

The Green Construction Board, a sustainable construction leadership forum comprising a combination of government and industry leaders, has launched a review into the effectiveness of solid wall insulation. It is hoped that the assessment will also provide insight into how to boost demand for energy... More >

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Commercial landlords: start making your properties energy efficient now

Commercial landlords need to start making energy efficiency improvements to their property as soon as possible, or they could face fines of up to £150,000. That's the advice of global property consultants DTZ, who have been looking into the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme.... More >

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How green is the latest budget?

It may have been delivered in a red box, but the chancellor's latest budget had a lot to offer in terms of green technology. That's according to industry experts who commented on the budget after it was presented to parliament last week (March 18th). One of the biggest environmental... More >

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Landlords should prepare now for Energy Act 2011

Are you a landlord? If so, does April 2018 mean anything to you? It should - because that's the deadline for the Energy Act 2011. After that point, properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating lower than E will no longer be allowed to be let out. Why make improvements now? While the... More >

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Orkney Islands Council rolls out new energy efficiency scheme

A new scheme in the Orkney Islands has been rolled out to improve the energy efficiency of homes across the region. Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has awarded a contract to Firefly Energi Ltd to run the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS) in the area... More >

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A prescription for a low-carbon home

The extent of fuel poverty in the UK has been labelled a national scandal. Cold homes result in thousands of needless deaths each year and additional strain on the NHS. However, the government hopes that the new fuel poverty strategy will help to address some of these issues and help to bring down... More >

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£6 billion investment to improve school buildings in England

The government is keen to improve the standard of schools across England, and in a bid to provide high quality classrooms and give teachers access to the best facilities, the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) was launched in 2011. Now, another £6 billion has been pledged to the... More >

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