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Taking Zero Bills from concept to reality

Taking Zero Bills from concept to reality

The concept of a carbon-negative, zero-energy-bill home is one that we should all support amid cost-of-living and climate crises, says David Green.

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Energy efficiency is higher in poorer neighbourhoods

Energy efficiency is higher in poorer neighbourhoods

Hazel Davis spoke to researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Urban Big Data Centre and University College, London, to find out about  energy efficiency differences across the UK’s housing stock. The UK’s energy efficiency landscape is complex and messy. There is a whole range of preconceived notions around its distribution and a set of conflicting […]

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InstallerSHOW spotlight: elemental meets Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

InstallerSHOW spotlight: elemental meets Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

elemental caught up with Rinnai’s Operations Director, Chris Goggin, to talk new heat pumps, DME and the ambition for electrification. How have you enjoyed InstallerSHOW this year? The show’s been excellent as always, it’s really well-organised with quite an eclectic mix of commercial and domestic individuals, and a range of speakers that are really interesting […]

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Spotlight on connected systems with Wim Vangeenberghe

Spotlight on connected systems with Wim Vangeenberghe

Andrew Gaved takes a deep dive into a connected future with Wim Vangeenberghe, President of Samsung Electronic Air Conditioners Europe

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Accessible ensuites and luxurious open spaces

Accessible ensuites and luxurious open spaces

Ahead of this month’s InstallerSHOW – which features a brand new Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms area – we caught up with Impey Showers.

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The commercial opportunities for green tech

The commercial opportunities for green tech

There are some famous faces gracing the stage at InstallerSHOW, with lots of useful insights to share, but for those in the green tech space who are keen to grow their own audience and reap the rewards of digital marketing, there’s one name they should really pay attention to, says Siobhan O’Neill.

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What biodiversity net gain means for builders and developers

What biodiversity net gain means for builders and developers

We spoke to Maisie McKenzie, Biodiversity Manager at Wienerberger UK, about the company’s biodiversity strategy and the positive change that she hopes it will galvanise for the wider construction industry.

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Should we rethink the energy retail market?

Should we rethink the energy retail market?

Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, has recently launched a report which looks at the role of energy suppliers in delivering net zero. The report questions whether we need to reform the market to get us to net zero at the pace and scale that’s required.

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The communication issues around retrofit – and why social landlords must get it right

The communication issues around retrofit – and why social landlords must get it right

Communication with residents remains a crucial issue for successful retrofit projects, says Mark Sanderson.

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Simple upgrades that make a big difference

Simple upgrades that make a big difference

With buildings responsible for 40% of global energy use and around half of all urban emissions, Gareth Ash, Marketing Manager at Danfoss, explores how simple upgrades in commercial building renovations can cut energy usage AND maintain comfort.

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11 highlights you won’t want to miss at InstallerSHOW 2024

11 highlights you won’t want to miss at InstallerSHOW 2024

At the end of June, elemental will once again be at InstallerSHOW at the NEC for three days. Here, Lucy Dixon picks the features and content that you will NOT want to miss.

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Retrofit 24 – the reuse agenda 

Retrofit 24 – the reuse agenda 

Hazel Davis discovers a new exhibition from The Building Centre – Retrofit 24 – which aims to expand on the imperative to retrofit commercial, cultural and civic buildings.

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