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[25 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Less than 19 per cent of people in the UK have heard of the government’s new flagship energy efficiency scheme Green Deal, reports independent.co.uk. Despite the fact it could help millions cut the cost of their energy bills, over four-fifths of those surveyed by uSwitch.com didn’t know the deal existed. This is problematic for the government […]

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[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Some 120 English councils have signed up to the revamped Right to Buy scheme, which allows authorities to invest sales proceeds into building new housing. Constructionenquirer.com reports that 120 out of the 167 councils that retain housing stock have signed up for the deal, which is aimed at 2.5 million council tenants who wish to […]

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[28 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new guide which summarises the new regulations and policies surrounding green buildings has been made available to business owners. The guide, published by the Zero Carbon Hub, aims to make it easier for commercial property owners to upgrade their buildings. Zero carbon building According to greenwisebusiness.co.uk, it covers the new definition of a ‘Zero […]

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Those living in rented properties tend to pay more in energy costs than those who own their own home, according to research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Cited by propertywire.com, the report claims that those renting in the private sector pay on average £31 more every year than home-owners. In addition, they […]

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[9 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

An incredible £582 million is to be spent across all areas of Scotland in order to increase the supply of green, affordable housing, reports scotsman.com. Scotland’s 32 councils will receive the cash as party of the government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme, which hopes to create jobs and boost the economy. Energy-efficient homes throughout Scotland The […]

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[4 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Landlords and tenants across the UK need to realise that basic energy-saving methods, like insulating a property with internal wall cladding for example, can save them money. That’s according to a survey by E.ON, which suggests that £990 million could be going to waste if renters ignore energy saving schemes, reports energychoices.co.uk. The need to […]

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[3 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Main work has started on Dalmarnock Railway Station’s new £11 million terminal, which is to be operational in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, eveningtimes.co.ukreports. Situated in the east end of Glasgow, near Celtic Park, the new building will replace the existing station in Swanston Street and is being built on Dalmarnock Road. The new […]

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

The government’s Green Deal has managed to wrangle 22 companies into signing up to be providers. A mix of large, small to medium-sized businesses and start-ups have all signed on the Memorandum of Understanding’s (MoU) dotted line pledging to help the Coalition kick-start the Deal, reports Business Green. Image source A watershed moment As a […]

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new sustainability institute is to be launched at Leeds Metropolitan University, as part of the city’s plans to improve its carbon footprint. According to edie.net, the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) will use the building to further examine ways the city can create more sustainable buildings and develop a more energy-efficient society. Image source Impact […]

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[18 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Wales’ environment minister is looking for residents to up their game when it comes to recycling waste, with targets of over 50 per cent of the country’s waste to be recycled setting the standard for the UK. Adopting green measures Environmental-expert.com reports that environment minister John Griffiths, while hailing the current achievement of 48 per […]