Articles tagged: “carbon reduction”

May 28th, 2013

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A review of ‘Merton Rule’ projects in four local planning authorities in Cambridgeshire

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A review of ‘Merton Rule’ policies in Cambridgeshire with recommendations for updating and improving the performance of these policies following a consultation with local council and industry stakeholders

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May 25th, 2013

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Six principles of low carbon design

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Assessment tools such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM are a very good way of assessing the environmental impact of new buildings and wrapping together different environmental indicators.

But unless you have a clear strategy for how the building will be ‘low carbon’ it is easy to get lost in the details.

Here are six questions which can help structure your thinking from the outset. Read more

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May 14th, 2013

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An introduction to non-domestic energy meters and data collection

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Gas and electricity meters may lack excitement and glamour but they are central to understanding how your organisation uses gas and electricity and how to cut consumption.

Here is a quick guide to non-domestic energy meters and methods of collecting consumption data. Read more

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