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Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Scheme Is Launched

October 13th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has been launched by the UK government Department of Business, Energy and Industry (BEIS), supporting industrial businesses that wish to implement innovative new energy efficiency technologies that will drive their operational effectiveness and competitiveness. Climate Change minister Claire Perry announced the £9.2 million scheme this week (11th October), inviting…
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Natural History Museum Crash ‘Not A Terror Attack’

October 13th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

The UK’s terrorism threat level is still at Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. This is just one step below the highest-possible level of Critical, so it’s easy to see why, when a car crashed just outside the Natural History Museum last week people jumped to the conclusion it was another terror attack. However,…
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Energy-Efficient Buildings ‘Have Multiple Benefits’

October 3rd, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

There are many benefits to constructing buildings that are energy efficient, as well as to retrofitting old properties that do not match up to the high standards required to make a real difference in this area. Writing for Business Green, E3G’s Pedro Guertler claimed that government spending on domestic energy efficiency is not only beneficial…
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Green Office Refurbishment Could ‘Save £1.5 Trillion’

October 2nd, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

Commercial buildings should be making eco-friendly upgrades, such as installing window film that saves energy, if they want to muscle in on a savings pot of nearly £1.5 trillion worldwide, according to Philips Lighting. The research, reported by Business Green, found that eco-friendly buildings required less space per employee, meaning that businesses could make big…
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US Cities Want Buildings To Improve Energy Efficiency

September 27th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

There is much debate over what the most effective way of tackling climate change is, but some US cities are tired of waiting for their central government to introduce regulation to curb emissions and are taking the lead themselves. New York is just one of the places that’s hoping to push building owners and construction…
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Football Clubs/Fans Warned Over Terrorist Attacks

September 15th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

Counter-terror officers have issued a security advice warning to football clubs, urging them to ensure that fans are prepared for a possible terrorist attack as the Premier League season kicks off. According to the Daily Mail, officials from clubs have attended police workshops to help them address possible threats to sports grounds around the country…
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Fast Darkening Window Saves 20% Energy

September 6th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

Armourcoat window film is just one of the many ways in which you can save energy in your home, when you upgrade your windows. We provide, and have reported on a various ways in which windows can be used to save energy, particularly how they can work in smart homes. A recent breakthrough has seen…
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£15m Fine For Builders After Office Block Glass Panel Shatters

July 28th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

Building contractor Lend Lease Construction (Europe) has been ordered by the High Court to pay nearly £15 million in damages to the owners of the old London Stock Exchange at 125 Old Broad Street after a glass panel on the 18th floor shattered and sent shards of glass flying onto the pavement and road below.…
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Sustainability Toolkit Developed For Commercial Buildings

July 17th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

One of the challenges as a business can be improving your sustainability, especially in terms of your premises. If you lease space and aren’t in a position to design and build your own offices or other facilities, it can be even harder to tick the sustainability boxes you’re looking for. To help businesses and investors…
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Scientists Create ‘Self-Powering Smart Windows’

July 5th, 2017 / Ben / 0 comments

For commercial buildings and homes, window films have many uses – not least of all modulating heat and light within a building with anti-glare and heat reduction technology. It’s technology that is sure to evolve over time, with window films providing even more solutions for common problems in spaces, but even the way we use…
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