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The rise in building energy efficiency

A new £50million pot , co-funded by the Green Investment Bank, will see packages of energy efficiency measures installed in hospitals across the UK, with one of the first recipients Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. It’s hoped that changes by the hospitals involved will cut bills by 20 per cent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:45



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Looking on the bright side

Perhaps the most telling sign of the transition to low energy lighting across the world was the recent re-opening of the Thomas Edison Monument in New Jersey, US, (pictured in construction). It's no longer lit by his own incandescent bulbs, but LEDs. It’s easy to see how this could be seen as a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/03/2014 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency, high priority?

Should energy efficiency be the biggest infrastructure priority in the UK? That’s certainly the argument recently put forward by two different bodies. First to make the call was the UK Green Building Council , describing the need to further stimulate the energy efficiency market, calling it "as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 08:45



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Drinking up the benefits of sustainability

It’s almost as if the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been reading this blog. We’ve covered plenty of sustainability issues with a distinct boozy whiff about them over the last couple of years; issues like managing water supplies in the whiskey making business in Scotland, and the advent of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/08/2013 - 10:40



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Reasons to be cheerful? Sustainable energy and the UK

The respected Committee on Climate Change suggests that Britain may struggle to meet its climate targets in the 2020s. Looked at another way, though, it also says we will likely make the carbon reduction goal for 2017 – it’s rather that the committee feels a ‘policy gap’ might cause the ball that’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/07/2013 - 08:40



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LED-ing by example

We recently took a tour of public lighting options here on the blog, including Paris’s somewhat controversial plan to dim the city of lights at certain points in the early morning. It also touched on LED street lighting, including Los Angeles’ major efforts on this front. We’ve also had a very...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 08:30



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Investment slowly going green

While hopes for tackling bills and emissions at domestic level rest with Green Deal and ECO , those involved in the sustainability sector at large also have at least an eye on the progress of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), set up with the aim of tackling the big, infrastructure stuff. It’s good...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/05/2013 - 08:30