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We Contribute to Planning Success at London Dock

Posted on January 16th 2014

London Dock in Wapping, is an historic site covering 6.1 hectares.  Last week, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets resolved to grant planning permission for up to 1,800 new homes, as well as new public spaces, pedestrian and cycle routes, a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and land for a secondary school. The application was submitted as a hybrid, with …

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ASHPs and the Code in the British Climate

Posted on February 3rd 2012

  Introduction Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) can be an effective route to achieving carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets under Code  for Sustainable Homes Levels 3 and 4 and they can meet Part L1a of the Building  Regulations. Whilst ASHPs can reduce absolute emissions of carbon dioxide when compared with conventional gas heating, there are a number of issues to …

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Air Source Heat Pumps and renewable energy planning policy

Posted on October 5th 2009

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS IN THE UK Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) are a mature technology, and widely used in Europe. Due to their efficiency they can  greatly reduce the energy needed for heating homes. However, they are relatively new to the UK home heating market, and their status a low carbon technology is controversial here. This is partly because …

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