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ALS Environmental to sponsor contaminated land event

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altThe East Land Quality Forum (ELQF) is the premier contaminated land forum in the East of England. ALS Environmental have had representation within the group from its conception back in 2010.

The next ELQF meeting, on Tuesday 17th March 2015, will be held at the Deaf and Blind Centre in Peterborough from 10:00 and ALS Environmental are proud to be sponsors of the free to attend event.

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Camley Street Natural Park awarded UK MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence

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altCamley Street Natural Park, a nature reserve run by London Wildlife Trust in King’s Cross, London, has been awarded the UK MAB Urban Forum’s Award for Excellence. The award celebrates the site for ‘creating an exemplary space to encounter nature in the heart of the city and continuing to inspire others to do the same’.

The nature reserve, sited on the banks of the Regent's Canal, provides almost a hectare of wild green space in the heart of London. The site is free to visit and is popular with local residents and schools as well as the many people who work around King’s Cross.

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A BIM Library ‘first’ for British Sugar TOPSOIL

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altBritish Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, is the first, and only, topsoil manufacturer to have its product accepted as a BIM (Building Information Modelling) Object within the NBS National BIM Library. Planners, architects and construction professionals now have direct and immediate online access to the product’s data, which they can import into their project’s BIM-enabled software.

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Carbon Zero Consulting launch new website

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Carbon Zero Consulting is delighted to launch its new website, designed to showcase the company’s breadth and depth of expertise in all areas of renewable energy technology and water and environment management. The new website at www.carbonzeroco.com provides a valuable source of information relating to renewable energy solutions including ground source heating and cooling technologies for which Carbon Zero Consulting is a leading provider throughout the UK.

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Conference to explore sustainable design for society

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altA conference which will explore how buildings and spaces are designed to reduce negative impacts on the environment is to be held at Leeds Beckett University.

The international conference, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) will take place on 17-18 September and is hosted by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focusing on how to address the balance between the built and the natural environment.

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BALI reaches major membership milestone

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is today celebrating welcoming its 800th member –Wakefield-based landscape contractor Freshscaped Ltd. This is a major milestone for the UK’s largest trade association for landscapers, grounds maintenance contractors, garden designers and affiliated industry product and service suppliers, and confirms its place as the representative voice of the landscape industry.

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A fresh look at soils generates interest at urban landscape exhibition

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An exhibit by soil science consultant Tim O’Hare (Tim O’Hare Associates) and landscape architect Johanna Gibbons (J&L Gibbons) generated considerable interest at the opening earlier this month of the Landscape Institute’s exhibition ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’. Their recently published essay ‘Below Ground: City sylviculture and the art and science of city soils’ was displayed in booklet format alongside five Perspex columns, each containing a different urban soil profile.

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Trials pave the way to save money and help cut the capital’s carbon footprint

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Futuristic blueprints to help cut London’s carbon emissions were published todayby UK Power Networks, the company which keeps the city’s lights on.

London was the test bed for a range of cutting-edge trials - the results of which will help millions of people across the UK if the energy industry introduces them widely. For example new-style energy contracts which have been trialled are already set to save customers in London, the East and South East £43million over the next eight years, and the country could reduce the projected domestic electricity demand in 2020 by about 9% if people switch to more efficient household appliances.

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Renewables had a Great Year says NAPIT

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In January last year, NAPIT predicted that 2014 would be the year of renewables and, with many positive predictions being made over the last 12 months, it seems this forecast was indeed accurate.

In November, a report stated that worldwide solar PV capacity could treble by 2020. This came at a time where the Solar Trade Association (STA) predicted that solar will become cheaper than gas by 2018. The positivity in the solar industry was evident throughout 2014 and solar PV installers can look forward to an even brighter year in 2015.

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