commercial buildings

Guide to sustainable hospitality businesses published

A free publication from Belu and The Sustainable Restaurant Association is available, designed to help small hospitality businesses become more sustainable.

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Heat recovery cooling and heating for world’s largest ‘vertical farm’

A new vertical farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire is cutting carbon thanks to the use of air-cooled scroll chillers which use heat recovery to reduce energy.

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Updated Green Lease Toolkit available

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has launched a revamped Green Lease Toolkit.

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Haven investing in renewables for holiday parks

Haven has announced a commitment to invest £18 million in energy-saving measures this year across 39 of its 41 parks.

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New guidance on retrofitting large offices finds missed opportunities for energy saving

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on retrofitting large office buildings, which it says reframes retrofit as an iterative process rather than as a standalone project

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Manchester’s first fully net-zero carbon commercial development to open this year

A long-term project by Gary Neville’s development company, Relentless Developments, and its strategic partners, St Michael’s is a £400 million mixed use development, with the first phase due to complete in 2024.

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Octopus invests in data centre heat recovery

Octopus Energy has announced a £200 million investment in Deep Green to help it rapidly scale its waste heat technology across the UK.

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Naked Energy installs solar heat technology on Hyde Park hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London is the first British hotel to use Naked Energy’s solar heat technology on its rooftop.

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Energy-saving system for Hackney Depot

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Europe (MHIAE) is helping to breathe life into a derelict former bus depot in London. The Hackney Depot project, the first in London by 6AM Development, involves the revival of a 2000m² space above the depot which is now dedicated to local creatives. Doveley Air specified and installed a system that […]

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Tesco plans solar generation for 100 stores

Tesco plans to install solar panels on 100 of its large stores across the UK over the next three years. The first store in Thetford, Norfolk, has been fitted with more than 1,000 solar panels as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with renewables investors, Atrato Onsite Energy. Four more stores will begin construction […]

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Research shows energy efficiency driving London office retrofit

Deloitte’s London Office Crane Survey sees the highest volume of new starts on record, with refurbishment starts breaking records for the second consecutive survey.

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Toshiba adds accessibility features to its touchscreen controller

Toshiba Carrier UK has introduced additional features to its Mini Touch Screen Controller to help visually impaired and physically disabled people control their indoor environment.

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