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Cutting out draughts in older homes is not as tricky as it sounds

• Older properties ripe for comfort improvements • Unique character can be preserved with mindful draught-proofing • Ventilation a key consideration Draught-proofing is a cheap and effective way to save money and make your home more comfortable. But those living in older or period properties can be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/11/2016 - 09:34

30/11/2016

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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

13/10/2014

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Charged up about EVs in the UK

There are many new and exciting developments in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). Perhaps it’s due to the nature of being an emerging technology looking to cement breakthroughs into the mainstream. Firstly, the UK’s Highways Agency is reported to be soon start trial charging for electric cars...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 08:45

28/04/2014

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Green: another word for better quality buildings?

There are many awareness-raising weeks these days – and indeed, we’re no stranger to them ourselves. For all their ubiquity, they are useful for organisations to focus their attention amidst the buzz of day-to-day work. And it’s possible that some are more needed than others. Take the recent World...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/09/2013 - 08:45

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Doors open for low carbon innovators

Welcome to the second installment of what’s been a fairly funding-focused week so far on the blog. This one’s more for the small-scale innovators with an eye on bigger things. First up, the Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund , which has just announced a pot of £35million over the next three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 26/06/2013 - 08:45

26/06/2013

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