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Tracking the growing commitment to corporate sustainability

Trust in major corporations is not at its highest right now - and trust is important. This is partly why, when it comes to energy, the idea of local generation and efficiency programmes has an increasing appeal. But these days, corporate commitment to sustainability issues seems to be going beyond...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/03/2015 - 10:00

05/03/2015

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Energy Performance Certificates - the Dutch model

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in place in the UK since 2008. But have we made maximum use of them in promoting energy efficiency? In the Netherlands they’re taking a radical new approach – by sending every home in the country a document with their A to G home energy rating. Big...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:00

20/11/2014

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The 101 of the MarketWatch lab test programme

Tom Lock, Certification Manager at the Energy Saving Trust, discusses the next stage of the MarketWatch programme and reveals the products that will be tested. We recently announced the results of our shopper visits across Europe as part of the MarketWatch programme , revealing that online...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:00

14/08/2014

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Can a man who can't put up a shelf build a house?

Thousands of Brits flock to Ikea every weekend to buy flat pack furniture. And while on a recent trip to Bavaria, I discovered the Germans do the same - but only after calling in to a retail park to choose their kit-house house first. So with a German coffee in hand – great if you’re not looking to...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:00

25/02/2014

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Putting product energy saving claims to the test

At a time of increased awareness towards sustainability issues and rising energy bills, more and more people are starting to factor the energy saving capabilities of products into their purchasing decisions. In fact Energy Saving Trust figures indicate that the UK alone could save nearly £970...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00

05/12/2013

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