Tag: commercial buildings

Nottingham College to decarbonise its estate

Nottingham College has been awarded over £2.6 million to fund decarbonisation and energy efficiency initiatives across its estate over the next two years.  

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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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Updated Green Lease Toolkit available

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

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Bronllys Hall to be heated using HVO boiler

Bronllys Hall in Powys, Wales, is to be heated by a system using vegetable oil, solar, wind, batteries – and a Megaflo cylinder.

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Low or no-cost decarbonisation for commercial building tenants

Alison Wong visits UpGreen, a new startup that supports commercial tenants and their landlords to work together to decarbonise their buildings at low to no cost to them.

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London Fire Brigade’s first zero carbon fire station

London Fire Brigade has revealed its first ever zero carbon fire station. Walthamstow Fire Station has been transformed with a mix of low-carbon and renewable technologies, including solar panels an air source heat pump and LED lighting. The retrofit measures included: solar panels with the capacity to produce 50 kilowatts of electricity every day – […]

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One fifth of landlords have property below minimum EPC rating

Research by RSM UK shows that nearly one fifth of UK landlords (18%) surveyed still have commercial properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. Legislation comes in on 1st April 2023 that means all commercial let properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E by this date. The government has […]

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The role of gamification in energy saving

Gamification is a tried and tested way to change behaviours and drive energy savings, says Kristin Marin, Chief Inspiration Officer for the CUBE competition. Meeting global net zero targets is one of the most significant challenges to date. The implication of collective action means changing fundamentally the way we work, live, and connect, but the […]

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BRE to host smart microgrid demonstrator

The Building Research Establishment (BRE), has announced a collaboration with Power Transition to host a smart microgrid demonstrator at BRE’s Science Park in Watford. The smart microgrid application, developed by Power Transition, will demonstrate how this solution can be utilised by commercial and industrial (C&I) sites, which account for 40% of the UK’s energy consumption, helping […]

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Modutherm launches commercial heat pump range

Modutherm has launched a new range of commercial heat pumps. The AW Monobloc range has been developed to offer consultants powerful heating, cooling and hot water outputs for a wide range of applications, including residential apartment buildings, schools, offices and hotels. The heat pump is available in three models – 30kW, 45kW and 90kW – […]

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How to select the right hardware for your EV charging

Ahead of elemental’s digital festival on integrated EV solutions, we talk to Alex Hinchcliffe, Sales Director – Public Charging – at Mer, about choosing the right EV hardware for your project. Firstly, what do we mean by ‘EV charging hardware’? EV charging hardware typically refers to the actual charging unit itself – the interface between […]

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Atkins appointed for DWP decarbonisation study

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has been appointed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to carry out a study into how to decarbonise its entire property portfolio. The initial assessment will look at 50 buildings – primarily Job Centre Plus sites – and will analyse both the existing heating […]

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