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Eco expert leads by example with remarkable renewable renovation

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As part of continued efforts to minimise energy bills and embrace a resource-efficient lifestyle, Ed Webb, sustainable expert and director of leading solar supplier, Metgen, made the decision to embark on a much-needed project to renovate his family home.

By prioritising environmentally-friendly building materials and embracing the most efficient sustainable technologies, Ed has since reduced utility bills by over 50%, lowered ambient energy consumption by nearly three-fold and ensured his property meets the highest standards of green building regulations. In fact, the renovation is so resource-efficient, Ed claims to run his entire house and hot water for six months of the year without even turning the boiler on!

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Community heating systems critical if UK is to meet EU carbon emission targets

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Burscough-based Frese UK believes new housing developments should be connected to community hot water systems if the UK hopes to meet stringent European carbon emission targets.

The company, which manufactures flow control systems and pressure independent control valves, believes the district and community systems, which cut domestic carbon emissions in Denmark by a quarter between 1980 and 2010, would have a similar effect here in the UK.

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Scotswood’s green heart

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altThe district energy centre which will provide Scotswood’s new community with heating and hot water is being fitted out, ready for commissioning.

The innovative, gas fired system is expected to produce carbon emissions up to 35 per cent less* than those created by a conventional development and deliver significant energy cost savings for the residents.

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Flex by Name - Flexible by Nature

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altSpace Air Solutions Ltd, Guildford based subsidiary of the well known Daikin Distributor, Space Airconditioning plc, specialises in the Daikin Altherma range of heat pumps.

For the last 50 years Daikin has been the leading innovator in the heat pump industry. Because of this focus oninnovation Daikin was the first to deliver Total Climate Control that respects the environment, is highly efficient and cost effective.

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Smartspaces is something to smile about

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altEnergy and water wastage could reduce by 10% in Leicester’s public buildings as a result of new project. As part of its commitment to research that has an impact on the public good, a new project by De Montfort University (DMU) aims to reduce energy, gas and water wastage in public buildings across the city of Leicester.

Leicester City Council (LCC) has joined forces with environmental experts at DMU to create the Smartspaces project, which will potentially save up to 10% of energy use.

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