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TANALITH E 8000 keeps island coast fence protected

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Environment UK TANALITH E 8000Inishbofin (Inis Bo Finne, or the Island of the White Cow), an island just off the coast of Connemara, County Galway, is home to a unique fencing project built from next-generation pressure-treated TANALISED timber supplied by Aughrim-based Woodfab Timber. The 3 km long coastal fence was put together by Kilkenny fencing contractor Brennan Fencing from timber shipped from Cleggan and protected with Lonza Wood Protection’s cutting-edge TANALITH E 8000 wood preservative to the farm fencing specification IS436.


‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating for new whg office

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Environment UK 100 Hatherton StreetEco-friendly Midlands’ landlord whg is celebrating after its iconic new office building achieved a global environmental accolade.

The landmark Walsall building - 100 Hatherton Street - has been awarded a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating in recognition of its green credentials.

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.

Chief Executive Gary Fulford said: “whg is fully committed to leading the renewable energy revolution and to be awarded the BREEAM excellent rating for our new office is a real achievement.


Total energy management solutions from GMI

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Environment UK GMI Energy TescoFollowing the successful launch of its renewable energy business, Leeds based construction services group GMI has now refocused this arm of its organisation to provide clients with a total energy management solution.

Having delivered an extensive range of solar photovoltaic schemes for major clients including Tesco, Town Centre Securities PLC, JCT600 and Pavers Shoes, GMI has continued to find ways of adding value for clients. The existing ‘GMI Renewable Energy’ business has been renamed to trade as ‘GMI Energy’ providing a better representation of the wider scope of capabilities offered by the group.


Developers wanted to showcase resource efficiency in house-building

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Environment UK Zero waste ScotlandAn opportunity to work in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland to design and build an exemplar housing model to showcase how the latest principles in resource efficiency can be applied in house-building is being offered to architects, builders and developers, it has been announced today (Tuesday 17 April).

Zero Waste Scotland aims to drive innovation and change in the house-building market by supporting a development partner or partner group to demonstrate how resource efficiency measures can be included within the design and construction, and how this can contribute towards a resource efficient lifestyle for future occupants.


Cashing in on the green way to light up homes

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Environment UK whg electricians Chris Hickey and Liam JohnsonEco-friendly Midlands landlord whg will be in the pink after investing in the green credentials of homes.

The savvy provider has fitted photovoltaic panels to 12 low-rise blocks of flats in Streetly and Pheasey. The panels will generate electricity to power lighting in the communal areas of the blocks and additional energy will be sold to National Grid.

The sale will generate an estimated income for whg of around £450,000 over 25 years, demonstrating a four-fold return on investment.