FLOOD DEFENCE DOORS

UK Flood Barriers has introduced two flood defence doors: the Flood Angel steel security and flood door for industrial use and the Flood Defender door for homes. The products are designed to replace existing doors to safeguard building entrances, offering protection from incoming water. The domestic door has one-way weep vents at the bottom to … Read moreFLOOD DEFENCE DOORS

NEW GYPSUM RECYCLING PROJECT

Stakeholders from the European gypsum industry, including the UK’s three major gypsum board and plaster manufacturers, have joined forces in a collaborative project to achieve higher recycling rates for plasterboard waste by effectively closing the loop from production to recycling. The Project reports that the average amount of gypsum-based waste in Europe, from production, construction … Read moreNEW GYPSUM RECYCLING PROJECT

A PLACE IN THE SUN

SunBloc is the UK’s only entry in the 2012 Solar Decathlon competition – an energy-efficient home designed by London Metropolitan University students – and it needs support from the sustainable building industry. To develop solutions for the global issue of sustainable building, the Solar Decathlon Competition was created in Washington 2009 by the US Department of Energy. … Read moreA PLACE IN THE SUN

SUSTAINABILITY: THE OPPORTUNITY OF OUR TIME

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and founder of the Planet Mark, writes for Greenbuildnews.co.uk about the opportunity sustainable business practice can offer. In September, a coalition of Europe’s largest institutional investors committed $100 billion to decarbonising their portfolios. As well as reducing energy and carbon emissions on a huge scale, this announcement was a … Read moreSUSTAINABILITY: THE OPPORTUNITY OF OUR TIME

RHI: The Facts

Alastair Murray gives an overview of the Renewable Heat Incentive. The majority of people in the UK construction industry have heard of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Architects and consultants appear to have got to grips with the general concepts and have an idea of the tariffs for each technology. For those of you that … Read moreRHI: The Facts

MATALAN CUTS ENERGY BILL

Matalan is achieving 18% energy savings with a new building energy management system. Technology designed by Wireless Energy Management Systems (WEMS) International is being installed at 206 of the 216-store estate, with 141 stores already completed, producing an estimated annual saving of £668,676. With the Matalan estate registering a combined energy cost of over £12m … Read moreMATALAN CUTS ENERGY BILL

7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME ECO FRIENDLY

In this day and age, the desire for more eco-friendly homes have certainly been increasing. From fantastic creations on shows like Grand Designs, and increased news coverage on the subject, we are all becoming more environmentally conscious. With this, has come the rise in people making their homes eco-friendlier. It is a process that may sound expensive, but … Read more7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME ECO FRIENDLY

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