Articles tagged: “climate change”

June 6th, 2013

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A review of Merton Rule Policies in Cambridgeshire

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This report sets out the findings of research into the impact of Merton Rule-style policies in four Local Planning Authorities in Cambridgeshire.

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June 1st, 2013

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The Climate Change Levy (CCL) – a quick guide

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The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax which is designed to encourage businesses to reduce their energy consumption or switch to energy from renewable sources. Here is a quick guide to how it works and how to avoid it using renewable energy. Read more

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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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