2013 GREENBUILD AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED

The winners of the 2013 Greenbuild Awards were announced by Patrick Kielty on Wednesday 8th May at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Recognising excellence in sustainable buildings, the awards focus on projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use. Judge Kerry Mashford, chief executive of NEF, commented: It has been … Read more2013 GREENBUILD AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED

DECC RELEASES FUND FOR COMMUNITY RENEWABLES PROJECTS

Community groups across Britain will be able to install low carbon heating technology for free thanks to an £8m Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme. Applications are now open for not-for-profit groups such as co-operatives, voluntary groups, social enterprises and development trusts to bid for technologies such as solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps … Read moreDECC RELEASES FUND FOR COMMUNITY RENEWABLES PROJECTS

DAIRY GETS LIGHTING REVAMP

One of Europe’s largest dairy companies, Arla Foods, has carried out lighting refurbishment projects at its Oakthorpe and Hatfield sites in the UK. The work included converting almost all of the light fittings at both sites with Vita Energia’s technology for saving energy. It also improved the quality of light in many areas. It is estimated … Read moreDAIRY GETS LIGHTING REVAMP

LOW-CARBON LIDO

A popular lido in the Cotswolds has received a grant-aided, low-carbon refurbishment, which includes a ground source heat pump (GSHP) and solar PV. Chipping Norton’s award-winning outdoor pool, which was saved from closure back in 2003 thanks to a high-profile campaigner, has undergone a two-year renovation programme to help reduce its energy costs. The refurbishment … Read moreLOW-CARBON LIDO

RETROFIT FOR THE FUTURE

he Government’s Retrofit for the Future programme aims to identify the challenges of refurbishing our existing housing stock and discover solutions. Greenbuild News visits Byron Square, one of the first schemes to be completed. Newbuild is easy, relatively speaking, when it comes to creating low-carbon housing. Refurbishing homes of varying design, construction method and quality … Read moreRETROFIT FOR THE FUTURE

GETTING SMART WITH WATER

Smart metering of water use gives real-time information that enables businesses to become more efficient, thus reducing water and energy bills, says Jacob Tompkins. We are overloaded by information: 24-hour news channels, internet, smart phones, spam – information is clamouring for our attention. But in this mess we sometimes overlook crucial information, such as water … Read moreGETTING SMART WITH WATER

INSULATION INNOVATION FOR NEWBUILD AND RETROFIT

Insumate is a floor insulation supporting tray for use in both retrofit and newbuild projects. It is intended to replace the traditional nails, batons, boards and nets currently used. The manufacturers of Insumate are looking for partners, developers and contractors, to use the product in pilot newbuild projects and monitor the energy savings made. The … Read moreINSULATION INNOVATION FOR NEWBUILD AND RETROFIT

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