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Preventing new year energy bill hikes

As 2014 comes to a close, many will reflect on the previous year with a sense of nostalgia - while also looking to the future with optimism. For many energy customers, however, 2015 could bring a steep increase in the cost of heating. Several fixed-rate tariffs are due to expire before the end of... More >

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Energy-efficient buildings could improve occupants' health

There's no doubt that energy-saving measures can help the environment and reduce the cost of heating a building - but new evidence suggests that they could also help improve the health of occupants. Boiler on Prescription, a pilot project in Sunderland, has released its initial figures and... More >

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Landlords must prepare for EPC changes

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) may currently seem like a bit of a hassle for landlords - since a property cannot be let without one. However, while these documents simply provide useful information right now, in just a few years they could also prevent a property from being rented out at... More >

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New tool from NEF makes it easy to understand energy use

There are many reasons that businesses, building managers and landlords should be concerned about a building's energy efficiency - such as saving money, meeting government legislation and combating climate change. For many firms, evaluating energy performance has become an unavoidable... More >

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Constructing zero-carbon buildings requires a 'holistic' approach

According to the EU energy performance of building directive, all new public buildings must be constructed with a near zero-energy consumption target by the end of 2018. All new buildings must meet this standard by 2020.   While this is an admirable aim, achieving it requires some careful... More >

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UK's 40 largest shopping centres consume more than £40 million in energy

The retail sector is typically inefficient when it comes to energy consumption and official figures show the 40 largest shopping centres in the UK consume more than £40 million in energy per annum.   Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important, as government legislation is... More >

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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. 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 >


​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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