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There really IS such a thing as a free lunch

Marmox will be presenting a CPD entitled: Part L – reducing thermal bridging at the wall-floor junction in buildings at the forthcoming South Yorkshire BuildingEx on the 13th May in Sheffield: http://www.directcontactexhibitions.com/dates-venues/  This is event is completely free to... More >

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Robot in Camden helps insulate homes

As energy efficiency becomes more and more important, councils across the country have started looking for new and innovative ways to ensure all homes and commercial buildings have suitable thermal insulation and that they are using energy wisely. Camden Council, for instance, has become one... More >

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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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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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