Launch of Report into Boiler Procurement Review in Social Housing identifies key changes needed to save potentially billions of pounds of public money

Improved streamlining of the procurement processes, wider benchmarking & standardisation, lifecycle costings rather than cheapest wins, increased tenant engagement, industry collaboration and review of legislation. A Report has been launched today at EMEX which summaries the key findings of a comprehensive Review that has been carried out with key stakeholders into the Procurement of boilers and their installation, service and maintenance in Social Housing. The Review was organised by the Association of Gas Safety Managers…

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UK’s first commercial scale green hydrogen refuelling facility opens in Swindon

A consortium of leading businesses including BOC and Honda joined the Swindon, Mayor, Cllr Teresa Page, and other dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the official launch of the UK’s first commercial scale solar-powered hydrogen production and refuelling facility and saw a demonstration of ‘green’ hydrogen production and low carbon hydrogen transport in action. Designed and commissioned by the consortium, the new state-of-the-art facility is located at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing site on…

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Energys encourages academies to take up the energy efficiency challenge with new Salix funding pot

The new round of interest-free Salix loans for academies and sixth form colleges represents an important opportunity to cut carbon and unlock energy savings – but only if quick action is taken. Applications close on 19 December 2014, which means that academies and sixth form colleges have a limited time to tap into a new round of government-backed loans for energy-saving upgrades. New pot of money available   Salix Finance provides interest-free loans to the…

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energy-saving programme in peterborough receives association for public service excellence award

“Best Renewable Energy &Energy Efficiency Initiative” Recognition For Peterborough City Council Highlights Proven Method for Reducing Energy Costs and Improving Facilities Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its collaboration with Peterborough City Council to create a framework for cutting energy use while updating municipal facilities has won the 2014 award for Best Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiative from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE). The Council’s energy efficiency framework, part of the “Blue…

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National Energy Foundation launches ‘Working together towards an energy-literate UK’ programme

The National Energy Foundation launches a programme of 10 ‘Big Ideas’ – projects to help improve the nation’s energy literacy. The launch follows a nationally representative survey which throws light on how much the British public really knows about energy. As part of the National Energy Foundation’s 25-year anniversary activities, the Working together towards an energy-literate UK programme of 10 ‘Big Ideas’ was launched in a presentation by the Foundation’s Chief Executive, Dr Kerry Mashford,…

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npower survey: British businesses say economic case for Government energy policy has not been made

 59% of British businesses are not confident that current Government energy policies reflect their needs 73% of respondents think their business would be concerned about possible cost implications of Contracts for Difference, which could see bills increase by 10% by 2020,with over a quarter saying their business would be unwilling for their energy bills to increase in order to help fund Government low carbon energy schemes This comes as British businesses ranked energy affordability as a…

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Cash injection for Heat Network

Enfield Council has received £183,000 from the government to help drive forward the development of an innovative project to provide low carbon heating to homes across the Lee Valley. The Lee Valley Heat Network, which was launched in July, aims to create an energy solution for the area through a system of pipes that moves heat in the form of hot water from where it is created, to where it is needed, in a similar way…

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Hamworthy condensing boilers and water heaters take pride of place at Hopewood Park hospital

The ‘Pride Project’ for NHS Northumberland Tyne and Wear was set up to improve mental health and dementia care inpatient facilities for people living in Sunderland and South Tyneside. The £60 million capital project consisted of a new 122 bed hospital on the former Ryhope hospital site and a new 24-bed dementia care unit on the Monkwearmouth Hospital site in Sunderland. The new facilities needed an efficient and reliable heating and hot water system that…

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