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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

EU member states have been urged to step up their plans for the creation of more energy-efficient buildings. A press release submitted by Renovate Europe and the World Green Building Council has reminded EU nations that they now have just six months to until they have to deliver a long-term strategy on building renovation. Energy-efficiency […]

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

New research has found that the worldwide demand for green construction materials is set to more than double by 2020, according to bizjournals.com. The data was collected by company Navigant Research, which looks at emerging technologies. The research reported that Europe is expected to be the largest of the regional markets by 2020, with the […]

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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Architects should be held accountable for buildings that fail to meet energy performance targets, industry figures have suggested. Sarah Cary, sustainable development executive for British Land, said architects had to come to terms with their liability when it came to energy performance. Introducing contractual obligations on energy performance Speaking at Open City’s Green Sky Thinking […]

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[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Local authorities in the Leeds City Region have announced the launch of the country’s largest Green Deal Scheme, with more than 12,000 homes in Yorkshire earmarked to receive energy efficiency improvements. According to businessgreen.com, the £100 million initiative centres around 11 councils in the area with a view to helping domestic and non-domestic properties reduce […]

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[22 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

One of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings is set for a major refurbishment in order to improve its energy efficiency. Developers have confirmed that the waterside building at One Victoria Street will be extended, remodelled and completely reclad this June. Improving existing building’s energy efficiency Image source It is planned for the refurbishment to dramatically […]

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[12 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Thousands of homes in Scotland are to be made more energy efficient, thanks to a new £60 million government fund. The Scottish government is desperate to reduce fuel poverty throughout the country and has already spread half of its Home Energy Efficiency Programme fund across its 32 local authorities. Investment in improving both council houses […]

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[15 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

A new business park worth £3 million is set to be built at Littleport. Businessman Jonathan James has won planning permission to build on the site, next to the A10. The construction for the park on the 3,945 square metre site will harness sustainable construction ideas. These include the use of solar panels and sustainable […]

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[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Uncertainty and confusion is proving to be a hindrance in the uptake of the Green Deal, according to a new survey by the UK’s leading business standards body. The BSI suggests that while one in five home-owners is set to participate in the deal, which launches in October, the majority admit that they still don’t […]

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A number of Nottingham City Homes tenants may well be rejoicing following news their homes will be made more efficient free of charge. The council-affiliated organisation is to install external cladding onto council homes in Stonebridge Park as part of a £1.75 million sustainability drive, reports thisisnottingham.co.uk. Making homes more energy efficient Other residents in St […]

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Committee on Climate Change has been critical of UK councils’ spiralling carbon emissions, suggesting more can be done to improve the efficiencies of their buildings. A bbc.co.uk report reveals that if councils neglect to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, which are also affected by increases in traffic and waste, then the UK’s national climate […]