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Amanda Lyne the MD of ULEMCo

ULEMCo to Build Engineering Team in The North West

A company that specialises in converting commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen is looking to build its team of engineers. ULEMCo, one of a small number of firms in the world with the capability to retrofit diesel vehicles, is recruiting a Senior Engineer to take responsibility for a number of...


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Business leaders and commissioners to convene at Social Value Summit

‘Biggest challenge facing public bodies is austerity’ says SEUK CEO. Summit will encompass new Social Value Awards and the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, to address delegates. The third annual Social Value Summit hosted by Social Enterprise UK and Interserve, and supported by Business in the Community, will be held onThursday...


Home Reno

Kick off Your Urban Home Reno by Bringing the Outside In

Living in a city has an enormous amount of perks. Shopping, dining, culture, and more are always right within your grasp and it’s easy to become accustomed to the trappings of urban life. However, despite the many green spaces that are located within city limits and offer ample opportunities...


Impression

Vigeo Eiris becomes Climate Bonds Verifier

The Climate Bonds Standards Board has confirmed that Vigeo Eiris, a leading international CSR & ESG assessment firm, has become an approved Climate Bonds Standards Verifier. Vigeo Eiris’s primary role as a Verifier will be to undertake independent assessment of eligible assets and projects framework to determine their compliance...


Flood Warning

Environmental Issues And The Implications For UK Construction

The flooding in the north of the UK in late 2015 is still fresh in the memory, as the country is seemingly further affected by climate change and experiences warmer, wetter winters. This increase in annual rainfall has caused flooding in parts of the country other than the north...


Eco Friendly Home

4 Ways to Plan a Sustainable Home from the Ground Up 

Matt Doyle, CEO of Excel Builders, a Maryland-based, family-owned construction company with a focus on the latest green building techniques, writes about four ways to plan a sustainable home from the ground up. Craft a Sustainable Floor Plan It all starts with the basic layout of your new home....


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World’s Most Northern Artists’ Retreat Combines Innovative Design With Stunning Views

The Norwegian composer and musician, Håvard Lund has embarked upon an innovative project to create an artist’s retreat on Northern Norway’s beautiful and dramatic coastline. The retreat is named Fordypningsrommet, the Norwegian word for ‘room for deeper studies’, as Lund aims at inspiring artists to return to nature and...


Eco Friendly Home

Almost Half Consumers Feel They Could Do More To Save Energy In Their Homes

A recent survey by NatWest has revealed that almost 50% of homeowners and tenants feel they could do more to contribute to running their home more efficiently, when it comes to the energy they consume. Of all the regions surveyed, London was found to be the least energy conscious...


Audrey Choi

Report On Sustainable Investment: Morgan Stanley’s ‘Only Human’

Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing issued a new report titled “Only Human” that looks at the behaviours that may act as roadblocks for making sustainable investment decisions. Sustainable investing has become more popular as investors look for a way to do good, financially and socially. In fact, in one of the...


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Investing In Sustainable Property

The property market is definitely changing. Where architects and investors used to prioritise functionality, cost, efficiency, build time and style, now they increasingly prioritise sustainability. It’s part of a new way of looking at the built environment that gives weight to environmentalist concerns, taking a longer-term perspective on the...


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Decarbonathon Jury Named Most Promising Innovations for Lowering CO2 Emissions

Four technology-based innovative projects have been declared winners of the Decarbonathon, a competition created via a Young Global Leaders initiative of the World Economic Forum to find the most promising solutions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in cities, and that can be activated directly and easily by citizens. The competition was supported...


Cabinet-Office

The Cabinet Office Has Shortlisted 15 Organisations and Individuals For The UK’s First Social Value Awards That Are Sponsored by KPMG.

The Awards, announced in October 2015, fulfil an important recommendation from Lord Young’s review of the Social Value Act. They will recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value. The award winners will be announced on 11 February during a ceremony at the Social Value Summit hosted by...


Financial Advice

#VoiceoftheAdviser2016: What The Survey Tells Us

The mood in the advice market is both optimistic and confident. It is apparent that there are several headwinds for the financial advice market. Opinions, while positive, are heavily influenced by general economic confidence. It is worth noting that our survey was conducted at the end of 2015. Those...


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University Taps the Sun’s Rays

The University of Brighton has installed 663 new solar panels that will reduce its carbon emissions by more than 82 tonnes – the equivalent of 37 UK households’ annual electricity consumption. The £200,000 installation, at its campus in Falmer, puts it among the top universities in the UK for on-site...


Utility Project

How to Fast-Track ROC and FIT Approval With Grid Connection Simulation Technology

Grid connection simulation technology could speed up the race by onshore wind and solar developers to beat tight accreditation deadlines for Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROC). Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, is working with renewable energy project developers and turbine manufacturers to...