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Landlords given advice on saving energy

By April 1st 2018, all domestic properties must meet minimum energy standards before they are let out to tenants.   This change in legislation means that the onus is on landlords to ensure their property portfolios meet these criteria.   Furthermore, by April 1st 2016, private tenants... More >

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ESOS is 'good news' for business

Businesses should not look at government legislation designed to increase energy efficiency as another obstacle to overcome, but rather as a way to improve companies and cut costs.   That is according to Simon Clouston, head of sustainable energy at WSP, who has written an article on the... More >

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Businesses need to promote their efforts to improve efficiency

Businesses need to "shout louder" about the work they are doing to improve their energy efficiency - whether that's improving their thermal insulation, changing policies or upgrading machinery. This is the advice of Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community. Writing... More >

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Fuel bills for businesses expected to increase by one-third by 2030

Energy bills for the industrial and commercial sectors could jump by between 35 and 45 per cent by 2030, according to the the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) latest projections. Edie.net reports that the CCC expects an average increase of around 31 per cent in commercial sector energy ... More >

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Energy efficiency 'a challenge for SMEs'

Across the industrial and commercial sectors, businesses are investing heavily in energy efficiency measures. However, it's proving to be a challenge to get the message out to smaller organisations. That's according to Stephen Beynon, managing director at British Gas Business. He believes... More >

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Latest Green Deal funding runs out in just a day

Earlier this month, the government announced that it would be releasing £30 million in vouchers as part of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to help householders pay for improving the energy efficiency of their homes. As part of the scheme, homeowners could claim up to £5,600 from... More >

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Thermal Bridging CPD in Birmingham in January

 Marmox will be presenting their next  CPD presentation at the DCE event; ‘West Midlands BuildingEx’ at the Menzies Strathallan Hotel in  Birmingham on Tuesday 27th January.  The RIBA approved presentation is called ELIMINATING THERMAL BRIDGES AT THE WALL FLOOR... More >

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​Increasing the energy efficiency of old and listed buildings

​There are a number of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of an old or listed building.   Why should you care?   If you are a builder or developer working for an individual or company, the chances are your client - at some point during the project - will ask you about what... More >

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​​New energy-efficient homes could cut buyer's energy bills in half

​A Stoke-on-Trent housing developer is highlighting the significant levels of energy efficiency offered across its property portfolio, while claiming individuals who move into one of the company's new homes could save almost half on their monthly energy bills.   According to head of... More >

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​Councils ​'​should do more to encourage landlords to upgrade inefficient homes​'​

​Councils in London have been urged to forge more cooperative relationships with private landlords as part of wider efforts to ensure they are making relevant energy efficiency improvements to their homes.  A report from Future of London titled Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency... More >

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Colleges get £5 million energy efficiency boost

Further education (FE) colleges in England, Scotland and Wales are to benefit from £5 billion of energy efficiency funding. The investment is being made available through the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and is intended as a catalyst for investment in... More >

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Fuel poverty figures released

Millions of people across the country fear that they will not be able to afford their heating bills this winter. Age UK has released a report detailing the extent of the problem - and the results are grim. Around five million people over the age of 65 are concerned about the cost of fuel and 3.5... More >

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Councils 'should be leading' on energy efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is something that everyone needs to do if UK targets are to be met. However, since energy costs typically only account for one to three per cent of a company's outgoings, implementing measures to cut costs isn't always a priority for business owners. This is... More >

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New energy efficiency measures could threaten UK office lettings

As of April 2018, landlords will no longer be able to let out properties with the lowest energy-efficiency ratings - as measured by Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The Financial Times reports that this could pose a threat to the value of property investors' portfolios. EPCs provide a... More >

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Labour promises to 'streamline' energy-efficiency regulations

In a bid to clarify its ambitions for energy efficiency across the UK and "end the scandal of cold homes" the Labour Party has published a 'green paper' titled An End to Cold Homes - setting out the energy efficiency strategy. As well as providing a number of promises to domestic... More >

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1m Brits 'won't turn on their heating this winter'

Worries about the cost of keeping their homes warm will lead to many people in the UK resisting turning their heating on this winter, regardless of how cold it gets. This is according to new research from Innasol, which claimed 63 per cent of people will hold off from reaching for the thermostat... More >

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Green Deal registration 'on the increase'

The government's main energy efficiency programme, the Green Deal, appears to be growing in popularity, according to new figures. Government statistics show that nearly 1,500 individual plans were registered in October, which means the total number of Green Deal-based home improvements underway... More >

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London mayor praises green organisations

The efforts of some of London's businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming more energy efficient have been recognised at a special event. Mayor of London Boris Johnson personally took the time to praise the work being done in this area during the Business Energy Challenge awards,... More >

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Energy efficiency 'boosts house sales'

Homes that have undergone work to improve their energy efficiency rating sell for more and are snapped up quicker than those that remain inefficient, according to new research. The study - seed funded by Scotland's 2020 Climate Group and developed by its Built Environment sub-group - analysed... More >

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Carbon Clever conference discusses energy efficiency

Improving the energy efficiency of homes in the Scottish Highlands needs to be the first step taken if people in the region are going to take climate change initiatives seriously. This is the view of Aird and Loch Ness councillor Margaret Davidson, who told the Carbon Clever conference in Inverness... More >

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Energy efficiency 'crucial' to limiting climate change

The world needs to get much better at how it uses energy if the issue of climate change is going to be successfully tackled, according to a new study. UNEP (the United Nations Environment Programme) has released its Emissions Gap report to highlight the disparity between what countries are saying... More >

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Haunted house? It's just poor insulation

If you've got an active imagination, or are of a particularly nervous disposition, you might have experience of being 'spooked' in the past by the feeling of a ghostly presence in the room. But are you actually keeping company with a spirit, or is there a more reasonable... More >

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13,000 energy efficiency upgrades 'needed every week'

The UK government needs to encourage as many as 13,000 houses to undergo energy efficiency upgrades every week if the country has any chance of hitting future eco targets, according to a leading expert. Speaking to the BBC, Sustainable Homes managing director Andrew Eagles claims the figure is... More >

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What is thermal bridging?

If you are interested in making your property more energy efficient, you might have heard of the term 'thermal bridging'. But what does it mean and how can you work towards addressing the issues around it? Firstly, thermal bridging is generally a bad thing, which occurs when there is a gap... More >

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Is it time to rethink ECO?

Recent government data shows that the number of measures installed under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) slumped 14 per cent in August.  The news has prompted industry experts to ask whether the scheme, which places legal obligations on big energy suppliers to help improve... More >

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Energy efficiency 'the key to reaching emissions targets'

Investment in energy efficiency is essential if governments have any chance of hitting their emissions targets in the coming years, according to an industry expert. Click Green reports that specialist engineering and construction insurer HSB Engineering Insurance is upping its efforts to get the... More >

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New green building wins award before even opening

A new facility in Northern Ireland that will be dedicated towards researching green technology has already proven its credentials without even opening its doors. The CREST (the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) centre in Enniskillen has been recognised with the Sustainable... More >

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EU energy efficiency strategies 'falling short'

A number of countries are falling short of the requirements set out in the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), according to new analysis.  The EED was introduced in 2012 in an effort to meet a 20 per cent energy-saving target across member states by 2020. According to the European... More >

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Argument for energy efficiency 'continuing to grow'

The reasons for investing in the UK's ageing housing stock to reduce levels of fuel poverty across the country can't be ignored, according to an industry expert. Writing for City AM, Kingfisher group chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire has highlighted how, with temperatures now starting to... More >

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'Radical approach needed' to energy efficiency

An ambitious strategy to encourage the UK to become more energy efficient could have wide-ranging benefits on the economy and the population's welfare, according to a new report. The study - released by campaign group The Energy Bill Revolution - says a "radical new approach" to... More >

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