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Implementing those Energy Performance Certificates

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By MIKE OCKENDEN, director general of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers

As part of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required to be made available on all properties – residential and commercial – as a trained resource of energy assessors becomes available to undertake the work.

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Institute can offer courses at all levels

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by KATRINA PIERCE of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

With ‘green’ issues very much at the forefront of the global business agenda it is unsurprising that the world’s workforce has had to review its operations to work in harmony with the environment.

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Moving from ‘awareness’ to ‘action’

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by Dr CHARLIE CLUTTERBUCK PhD, MSc, BSc, FRSA, director of environmental practice at Work Publishing Company Ltd

Environmental management systems usually require employees to be aware of the environment and of EMSs; but what does that mean? ‘Awareness’ cannot be measured. When is somebody ‘environmentally aware’? When they remember to turn the light off? Is that all people are able to do to help the environment?

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Beyond the low-carbon building programme

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ANDREW COOPER, head of on-site renewables for the Renewable Energy Association, suggests using a second charge on property to finance domestic on-site renewable energy installations

The statement by Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks, while giving evidence for the Energy Bill, that the Government is now looking seriously at a feed-in tariff for electricity generating renewables, is very welcome.

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Grants programme for microrenewables in buildings provides tangible benefits

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MALCOLM WICKS, Energy Minister at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, outlines steps being taken by the Government to encourage us all to reduce our carbon footprint

Climate change is a serious global threat, and it’s absolutely vital that recent efforts by world governments to reach a deal on cutting global emissions are matched by action by each and every one of us. And that means that industry, regulators and consumers alike should all be taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

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