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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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University of Wales Trinity Saint David ranked 1st in Wales and 8th in the UK for Environmental Performance

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Today (January 20th), it’s been announced that UWTSD has won a First Class Award and has been ranked 8th out of 151 universities across the UK and 1st in Wales in the People & Planet University League 2015 – the UK's only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities.

This is a huge improvement in terms of rankings for UWTSD, with the University seeing a dramatic rise from its 113th position in the 2013 League to 8th in 2015. UWTSD has also been ranked the top green University in Wales, moving from a 3rd Class Degree to a 1st Class Degree award.

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Biffa Waste Services & ALS Environmental agree contract extension

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ALS Environmental; one of the UK’s leading analytical service providers to the Waste Management sector, and Biffa Waste Services; the UK's leading provider of Waste Management Services, have today (Friday, 9th January 2015) agreed to extend their working relationship with an additional two year contract extension. The extension means that ALS Environmental will provide analytical services to Biffa Waste Services in a working relationship that spans over two decades.

The extension to the analytical services agreement will see ALS Environmental perform over 100,000 analytical tests a year on samples from in excess of 70 open and closed landfill sites. The analysis will be provided by ALS Environmentals Coventry laboratory, which is our centre of excellence for waste analysis.

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