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What people really think about the environment

Posted on May 30th 2012

  “In the face of economic challenge, there is a perception that the public no longer cares about climate change, or living more sustainably. The reality of public opinion on environmental issues is more positive. Support for action on climate change remains strong, and austerity has made saving energy and cutting waste more normal and important. Most people want their …

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Carbon Reduction Commitment reports

Posted on May 23rd 2012

It’s going to be a busy few weeks for businesses involved in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. All annual Carbon Reduction Commitment reports and evidence for the 2011/12 financial year must be submitted by the last working day of July. However, many companies will have only just received annual energy statements from their suppliers, so the coming weeks …

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Heat recovery from waste hot water

Posted on May 16th 2012

Achieving CO2 savings in new-build dwellings has, to date, focussed on the reduction of space heating loads and application of low and zero carbon technologies. As fabric specifications are pushed to the limits, particularly on sites with limited space for increasing wall thicknesses, turning attention to reducing domestic hot water (DHW) demand can provide another route to achieve challenging CO2

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BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment

Posted on May 9th 2012

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will be accepting BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment registrations from the start of July 2012, until then EcoHomes will continue to be used for refurbishment projects. BRE have stated that there will not be a gap between the end of EcoHomes and the start of BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment; instead there will be an overlap where both schemes can be …

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