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Tony Campbell
Company: HeatandEnergy.Org
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18 September


.....Are you disposing of reusable waste?


Why Waste is embarking on a new venture in partnership with Construction Leeds and re'new Leeds.

The establishment of a reuse centre for building and construction waste will :

offer a cost effective waste collection service to the construction sector offer an invigorating retail experience to DIYers and small  traders specialised in used/redundant building materials, fixtures and fittings Allow more construction waste to reused rather than down cycled into lower grade products or worse still disposed of. Provide training and volunteering opportunities Work with architects and designers to re purpose materails into new products and small buildings - expanding on our previous Space of Waste initiative CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON SPACE OF WASTE Work with other social enterprises to form a network of reuse centres. 

We are collecting information from construction and development companies to inform our business planning

If your company is involved in shopfitting, construction,refurbishment, buildings materials supply then we would like to hear from you.

Please spare 10 minutes completing our take our survey by clicking on the link below


The proceedings and presentations from our recent consultation event

"Cutting Construction Waste & Increasing Reuse"

held on 30th March 2009 are now available to download

click here

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14 September

Search is on for UK's greenest office

08/09/2009 14:17:11
A competition has been launched to find the greenest office in Britain.

Companies that think they are doing their bit to help the environment are being urged to enter a new competition.

Cartridge World has launched a contest to find the most energy conscious workplace in Britain, called the Greenest Office Award 2009.

In partnership with CO2 balance, the firm is looking to reward businesses that are going the extra mile on issues such as carbon emissions reduction, recycling and waste disposal.

All companies in the UK, of any size, are welcome to enter the competition, with entries being accepted until November 30th.

All they need to do is explain why they should win the prestigious prize, which will be given out at a ceremony in January 2010.

Other partners of the scheme include energy-saving electronics firm OneClick Technologies, as well as office automation solutions company Ricoh.

Mike Rigby, director of co2balance, and Mark Holland, UK general manager of Cartridge World, are among the judges for the competition.

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Carbon reduction scheme for UK theatres

11/09/2009 12:17:04
A new green scheme is set to be unveiled that intends to reduce the carbon emissions of theatres in London.

The UK initiative is being run by the Theatres Trust and includes 48 fringe and community venues.

By 2025, organisers hope that the project will have reduced CO2 levels in participating theatres by 60 per cent.

The theatres will be assessed for Display Energy Certificates and will also get free environmental audits under the terms of the project.

Mhora Samuel, director of the Theatres Trust, explained that work is already underway to extend the scheme.

She commented: "We recognised that smaller theatres with less resources would find it harder to participate, and so made an application for funding to the London Development Agency at the beginning of 2009 to help address the gap."

The group is launching a new website to provide information on the scheme and encourage more theatres to get involved.

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Low energy rated properties would be banned from being sold or rented from 2015 onwards...
Improving the energy rating of your home is a sure fire way to add a little bit of value to the property - so get insulating, double-glazing or cladding before the winter sets in - and here's a more pressing reason to do so - the Energy Saving Trust is pushing for a new law to be introduced which would mean that properties with low energy ratings would be banned from being sold or rented from 2015 onwards...
Government advisory body the Energy Saving Trust is keen to push through a new law that would ban all those properties which achieved a low energy rating of F or G on the EPC from being sold or rented out.
This drastic new idea would mean that all properties were forced to improve energy ratings, be that through cladding your hot water tank, insulating your loft, injecting cavity wall filler into the walls or adding double glazing to the windows.
The EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) which is now part of the Home Information Pack that must accompany each home put up for sale, rates a property's energy performance.
F and G are amongst the lowest ratings a property can achieve and signal that the home is not at all energy efficient.
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is now calling for more grants to be made available to people looking to insulate their homes or create water saving features in order to make them more eco friendly.
For those property owners who don't want to change their properties to achieve a higher energy efficiency rating, the EST says there should be legislation to force them into doing so.
Their energy -inefficient homes - of which there are estimated to be around 5.5 million in the UK - are contributing to climate change and carbon dioxide production.
If the Government is to meet its targets to cut domestic carbon emissions by 29 per cent by 2020 then tough measures are needed.
An EST spokeswoman said, "Our figures show that if all the F and G homes were upgraded to just meet E standards we would save 9.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year."

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One of the UK's leading providers of air source, ground source and geothermal heat pumps
One of the UK's leading providers of air source, ground source and geothermal heat pumps has calculated that converting traditional heating, hot water and cooling systems used in commercial buildings

One of the UK's leading providers of air source, ground source and geothermal heat pumps has calculated that converting traditional heating, hot water and cooling systems used in commercial buildings to heat pumps could reduce total carbon emissions by up to 36% and significantly reduce the likely penalties incurred as a result of the governments Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme due to start in April 2010.
Under this new emissions trading scheme (called the Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC), companies will be placed in league tables outlining the best and worse performers in terms of carbon emissions and reduction with companies receiving payments back from the government in relation to their first year emissions, plus or minus a bonus or penalty dependent on their position in the league table.
A recent commercial building energy consumption survey carried out by EIU identified that 36% of energy consumption of commercial buildings is used for space heating, whilst 8% is used for hot water, 8% used for cooling and 7% used for ventilation. By combining all these values it can be assumed that on average, nearly 60% of commercial buildings energy consumption is used for "comfort temperature control" and hot water.
Commercial buildings include a wide variety of building types such as offices, hospitals, schools, police stations, warehouses, hotels, leisure centres, libraries, and shopping centres and so on. These different commercial activities all have unique energy needs but, as a whole, commercial buildings use more than half their energy for heating, cooling and hot water. Surveys looking specifically at the leisure industry have highlighted that in the case of hotels and guest houses, as much as 42% of the total energy consumption is used specifically for hot water which should be an even greater incentive to switch to heat pump technology.
Although every situation is different and results will vary and depend on the heating source currently used in a commercial building, it is widely recognised that using heat pumps can reduce carbon emissions in the supply of heating and hot water by up to 60%. If we therefore assume that we can reduce the total carbon emissions of a commercial building by 60% of 60% then the total reduction in carbon emissions will be reduced by 36%. When the Carbon Reduction Commitment comes into force, this simply switch over to heat pumps is likely to pay significant dividends in penalty cost reduction.
The business and public sectors generate over one third of UK CO2 emissions. The establishment of Climate Change Agreements and the EU ETS has created a real incentive for reductions within energy intensive industries. Now, a new cap and trade scheme will incentivise significant carbon abatement in other, non-energy intensive sectors such as offices and retail outlets.
The new emissions trading scheme (called the Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC) is aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the service sector, public sector and other less energy-intensive industries. The Government announced its decision to implement this new scheme in the Energy White Paper published in May 2007. It aims to reduce carbon emissions in large non-energy intensive organisations by 1.2 million tonnes of carbon per year by 2020.
The need to create an incentive for emissions reduction in this sector was originally highlighted by the Carbon Trust in their publication: "The UK Climate Change Programme: Potential evolution for business and the public sector". This examined a range of possible new measures, including this new emissions trading scheme.

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The Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme

(CRC) requires organisations to employ measures to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Due to be launched in April 2010, if your business qualifies for CRC you are required to take action to avoid financial penalties.

The UK is committed to a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) has been designed to focus UK business on this goal through a new emissions trading scheme.

CRC: a system of bonuses and penalties

The CRC is being administered by the Environment Agency. Basically, large public and private organisations that have used more than 6,000 MWh of electricity in 2008 (roughly equating to £500K spend) will have to purchase and surrender allowances each year to cover their CO2 emissions.

The revenues will then be redistributed among the participants, with each receiving either a bonus or a penalty, depending on the extent to which they have reduced their emissions.

Position your organisation for maximum savings can help make the CRC work in your favour. By reducing your carbon emissions now, you can ensure that you lower the allowance you need to buy to satisfy the new legislation. And more importantly, you’ll be better positioned to claim more revenue back.


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