Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
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As the first set of wiring regulations to focus on energy efficiency, Bureau Veritas is calling on the industry to embrace appendix 17 of the 18th edition – with the guidance helping to usher in a new 'greener era' that will be critical to meeting the UK's environmental targets.
A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.
Cuadrilla Resources is due to start fracking for shale gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire today.
A combination of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump have made Kingfisher's recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store the first in its estate to be net zero in energy use - generating as much power as it uses and passing surplus energy back to the grid.
VLC Energy has unveiled the UK's largest battery storage portfolio which will respond to surges in demand and boost renewables by providing grid resilience.
Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, claim The University of Manchester from their research findings, but onshore oil and gas industry’s trade body UKOOG disagree.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Gasunie New Energy are investigating the large scale conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water.
Sainsbury's have announced plans to install Formula 1 inspired aerofoil technology on fridges in the cold aisles across all of its store estate by the middle of 2018, aiming for energy reductions of up to 15%.
A Northern Irish plastic bottle maker's redrafting of its motor-drives has led to to 60 percent fall in energy costs and 30 percent higher output.