Tag: sustainability

“The opportunity presented by retrofit is simply enormous”

Lucy Dixon caught up with Matt Handley, Category Innovation Manager at Jewson, to find out about its Making Better Homes awards.

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Spotlight on: Mitsubishi Electric

In the latest of his series of features homing in on low-carbon movers and shakers, Andrew Gaved visits Martin Fahey, Head of Sustainability at Mitsubishi Electric

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Bette reaches 100,000 bathroom products from carbon-neutral steel

Bathroom specialist Bette has celebrated the production of 100,000 bathroom products using ‘green’, CO2-neutral steel. By using the steel, Bette, based in Delbrück, Germany was able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 10% per cent in 2021, and by almost 40% in 2022, which corresponds to around 8,000 tonnes of CO2, the firm said. Managing […]

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Lecico commits to water conservation and reused materials

Lecico Bathrooms has underlined its commitment to encouraging sustainability in both its customers and its supply chain as it unveiled two partnerships which will reduce carbon and conserve water respectively. The Bedford-based firm introduced its partnerships with water-saving toilet manufacturer Propelair and recycled materials specialist Repeat Materials at a launch event, which included a debate […]

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Survey reveals growing consumer interest in sustainability

A survey commissioned and published by the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has revealed growing consumer interest in sustainability and sustainable supply chains for home improvement work. The research also revealed increased concerns over rising operating costs, combined with slow economic growth, confusion about apprenticeships, and a lack of government support […]

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Collaboration announced between Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and UKGBC

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and the UKGBC will collaborate on research and data sharing, and pilot initiatives and standardisation. This partnership will combine the alliance’s sector-specific expertise and reach into the hospitality industry with UKGBC’s technical expertise to enable both organisations to enhance the sustainability of new and existing hotel properties. Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Sustainable […]

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Wates and Lloyds seeking sustainable solutions

Wates and Lloyds Banking Group are running a second competition to find sustainability innovations. Green tech innovators and providers of sustainable solutions are invited to showcase their products for the chance to be piloted with Lloyds before potentially being rolled out at scale. This is the second time Lloyds and Wates have teamed up to seek […]

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Revealed: Europe’s greenest capitals

New research has revealed that Paris has more green space than any other European capital city. The study by Drinking Straw analysed the number of parks, gardens, wildlife areas, forests, playgrounds and bodies of water compared to the size of the population to see which areas have the most green spaces per 100,000 people. Paris […]

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Schneider Electric updates specification tool

Schneider Electric has launched a series of updates to EcoStruxure, its digital tool for specifiers, architects, engineers and designers. This latest edition of  EcoStruxure includes an updated range of compliance, efficiency and sustainability features, ensuring users can create accurate specifications aligned with the latest product, standards and solution documentation. As always, the tool provides complete information […]

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E.ON uses drone technology to assess homes for sustainability measures

E.ON has announced it is using drones to assess UK homes for suitability for various sustainability measures. In less than an hour, customers’ homes can be assessed for their suitability for solar panels, air source heat pumps and insulation fitted under floors, on solid walls, within cavity walls, under roofs or inside lofts. Using body-worn mobile laser scanners and […]

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Octavia publishes sustainability strategy

Octavia has published its new environmental sustainability strategy: Towards a Sustainable Future. The strategy, which runs from 2022 to 2025 identifies, ranks and prioritises 13 environmental impacts and set targets for the next four years to address and improve across four key themes: Reducing energy use to deliver affordable warmth and prepare for net zero. Providing […]

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Jonathon Porritt to speak at elemental

Sustainability campaigner Jonathon Porritt has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at elemental on 22nd June. The event runs from 21st to 23rd June at Birmingham’s NEC and will include a packed programme of thought-provoking and inspiring panel discussions, as well as practical and advice-led sessions for built environment professionals tasked with delivering net zero. […]

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