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Movers & Shakers
The Society for the Environment's boss recognised for female CEO excellence and Society also gives out Honary Fellowship to university professor
The Society for the Environment has been recognised twice in the inaugural Female CEO Excellence Awards, with an award for CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, and for the Society's environmental professional register.
Buildings & Cities
Nottingham is now producing almost three tonnes less of CO2 per year per person than it was in 2005, and central government statistics show that the city has smashed its climate change targets four years early. The data shows a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020.
A pioneering north of England street tree research project could hold the answer to urban flooding. Initial results from the scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.
A large art installation on the side of a building in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle district between the Anglican Cathedral and the South End Docks has incorporated moss, lichens and copper to change with the seasons, reflect air pollution and promote a positive message about ways we can improve air quality.
A bespoke energy saving eco-cabin created by construction firm J.Murphy & Sons Limited has been welcomed by its workforce throughout the UK and has helped reduce energy use by up to 70 per cent at work sites.
The benefits that all of London's trees provide have been given a monetary value in the London i-Tree Eco Project report. The quantity of these benefits – such as air quality improvement and carbon storage – is the result of the world's largest survey of a city region involving hundreds of trained volunteers.
Opinion from the The National Insulation Association: NIA shares its surprise and concerns with the Committee on Climate Change at reports that the Government intends to build 400,000 new homes in the next few years that may have to be retro-fitted with insulation and other energy saving measures to meet the UKs carbon saving targets.
A green roof provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich, and is helping students propagate the idea of greening all parts of cities and towns.