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Decarbonise Devon to support energy reduction for SMEs

Decarbonise Devon has been launched, with the aim to support SMEs start energy reduction plans. Delivering specialised energy audits to SMEs across Devon, the organisation will guide businesses on the most effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs. This could be through the use of technologies such as solar panels, efficient lighting, heating […]

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Funding competition for demand reduction

Innovate UK has opened the first phase of a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. Organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop data driven approaches for upgrading portfolios of buildings. This is aimed to accelerate the shift to a net zero economy and reduce carbon emissions, heat usage and […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Decarbonising Social Housing

Our second digital festival on decarbonising social housing takes place in December, with all sessions available to watch live on our Crowdcast channel. The series of free-to-attend sessions runs from 13th to 15th December, covering topics including tackling hard-to-treat homes, optimising heat pumps for social housing and the different heating options available for housing providers. […]

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Government launches ECO+ scheme for insulation

Business and Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has launched the ECO+ scheme, with £1 billion available to support home insulation. The new ECO+ scheme will cover those who do not currently benefit from any other government support to upgrade their homes and it will run alongside a new £18 million public information campaign offering technical tips […]

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Scotland announces green heat drive

A new drive has been launched to develop Scotland’s green heat sector and ensure the right people, skills and technology are in place to make homes and buildings warmer, greener and cheaper to run. Backed by multi-million pound funding, the Heat in Buildings Supply Chains Delivery Plan sets out the practical steps that will be […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Decarbonising Food & Drink

Next month elemental is running a three-day digital festival – from 6th to 8th December – looking at some of the challenges facing food & drink businesses looking to decarbonise their buildings. Energy efficiency in food production – 11am, 6th December First up on 6th December, we have a session hosted by Rachel England addressing food production […]

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Veolia awarded Eastbourne District General Hospital energy management contract

Veolia is working on energy upgrades at Eastbourne District General Hospital – the project is one of the first to take a whole building approach. Veolia has been awarded the £27m energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, […]

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Heat and transport slowing net zero progress, says REA

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has published its state of the industry annual report, REview22. The report presents the latest deployment and employment figures for the renewable energy and clean technology industry, which show that progress on renewable power remains positive, despite the fall in generation. However, the lack of government […]

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Housing developers “not ready” to meet Future Homes Standards

The housing industry believes it is unlikely to meet the requirements set out in the government’s 2025 Future Homes and Buildings Standards, according to research carried out by members of The Housing Forum’s Futures Network. The research was carried out among senior industry figures attending a number of events this year, including a series of […]

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Insulating social homes would save residents more than £700m a year

Social housing residents would have their heating bills reduced by 42%, saving over £700m, if their homes were insulated and draught proofed, according to a new research by the National Housing Federation (NHF). The report demonstrates the significant long term benefits of retrofitting inefficient homes for people on low incomes. These are homes whose Energy […]

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Airbnb introduces sustainable hosting plan

Airbnb has launched its sustainable hosting plan, which includes a £1 million fund to support energy efficiency improvements. Airbnb will work with Energy Saving Trust to provide a personalised home energy efficiency check and action plan for all its hosts, including information about potential steps they can take to improve the efficiency of their home. […]

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Housing decarbonisation work starts in Coventry

Work to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Coventry has started thanks to funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The works will improve the energy efficiency of Citizen’s homes in the city which have an energy performance certificate (ECP) rating below C. Citizen worked jointly with Coventry City Council to bid for extra […]

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