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Energy Efficient Street Lighting as an Allowable Solution?

Posted on January 6th 2014

The emerging requirements for allowable Solutions will be an extra cost to housing developers. In addition to potentially being a cheaper alternative to Allowable Solution payments, by providing on-site Allowable Solutions, developers can realise a benefit from this cost. Allowable Solutions are expected to be necessary to achieve the ‘zero carbon home’ standard that is proposed to be required by …

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Reducing construction waste

Posted on June 13th 2011

A hierarchy of waste management should be promoted within Site Waste Management Plans and on site to classify and prioritise in descending order the waste management options: reducing waste; reusing waste; recycling waste; and finally disposing of waste where the first three options are not possible. The major benefits of applying this approach are the avoidance of creating new and …

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