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Liverpool City Region led £56.8m retrofit project

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has led a project to retrofit more than 5,000 homes at risk of fuel poverty across the region. The money is the North West’s share of a national funding pot to enable local authorities to directly deliver home energy retrofits to more than 5,000 disadvantaged households. Councillor David […]

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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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AI platform can help tackle fuel poverty

UrbanTide has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI) software, which can identify homes with poor energy efficiency. The Edinburgh-based company’s uZero platform combines anonymised smart meter system data with data from other sources and then uses AI to produce extremely detailed fuel poverty risk maps. The project is part of the UK Research Institute’s Modernising Energy Data […]

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Scarf and NHS Grampian taking part in Warm Home Prescription trial

Scarf and NHS Grampian are taking part in the Warm Home Prescription trial to offer people with respiratory conditions support to keep their homes warm enough this winter. The trial is taking place following a successful pilot run by Energy Systems Catapult in Gloucestershire, working with NHS social prescribers and local energy charity, Severn Wye. […]

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Barriers are preventing energy-efficiency improvements, says report

A report – Powering Energy Efficiency – uncovers why people aren’t upgrading their heating systems despite the potential for long-term savings. The research, carried out by Cebr and commissioned by Grundfos, found that UK households are losing out on £2.4 billion worth of savings, while businesses are losing out on £717 million due to various barriers […]

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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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EDF’s Philippe Commaret on heat pump progress

At the recent opening of the new HPIN training academy, we caught up with Philippe Commaret, Managing Director Customers at EDF Energy, to talk about the progress so far on the rollout of heat pumps. What do you think needs to happen to get more installers interested in becoming trained to work with heat pumps? […]

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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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Gleeson Homes specifies Panasonic Aquarea for affordable housing

Gleeson Homes has recently completed a heat pump trial for its housing projects in South Yorkshire. The developer was looking for a sustainable alternative to replace gas boilers in its new housing developments and Panasonic provided 5kW Aquarea Mono-bloc air-to-water heat pumps to the trial homes in three locations. At the Gleeson Homes development in […]

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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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Case study: flexible boiler for busy restaurant

Paul Hawkins looks at how the latest modular commercial boiler systems can provide a flexible, space-saving solution without compromising output. At Vokèra by Riello we believe the concept of system flexibility holds the key to meeting the diverse needs of the commercial sector. Indeed, we know from our extensive experience of working with specifiers and […]

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 London Eye turns green for ‘Green Friday’ 

The Kensa Group & Merlin Entertainments will turn the lastminute.com London Eye green as a symbol of the UK’s green aspirations. The London Eye is a zero-carbon electric facility and will be turned green using 100% LED lighting. Kensa and Merlin are calling for everyone in society to collaborate to help secure a greener and […]

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