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Are you aware of the Boiler Plus Regulations?

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy put forward the aim for as many homes in the UK as possible to reach Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2035. The department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) responded to this with the Boiler Plus regulations, which was legislated on the 6th of April 2018. What … Are you aware of the Boiler Plus Regulations? Read More »

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ISO 50001 and BS7671

What are the energy efficiency requirements for the IET wiring regulations?

By Lydia Newman and Stanley Rayfield   The new 18th Edition of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) wiring regulations (BS 7671:2018) has been in force since January 2019. Energy efficiency appears within the 18th edition’s 64 new pages for the very first time. These are set out within appendix 17. Aside from the … What are the energy efficiency requirements for the IET wiring regulations? Read More »

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The London Environment Strategy: what can we expect for the future?

The London Environment Strategy predominantly focuses on how to reduce the effect of air pollution in London by firstly exploring which areas specifically causes our pollution and then by setting out aims that will reduce harmful emissions. The benefits of living in an overall cleaner environment are plenty and lead to significantly enhanced well-being. What … The London Environment Strategy: what can we expect for the future? Read More »

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UK emissions reduction – are we heading in the right direction?

By Lydia Newman In July, separate reports were assembled by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) which analysed the progress towards the ambitious 2050 net-zero target – both made for interesting reading. Whilst the reports acknowledged previous progress, they also highlighted a multitude of inadequate achievements towards … UK emissions reduction – are we heading in the right direction? Read More »

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Why have UN sustainability goals been adopted?

By Lydia Newman You might think it distressing to find that ‘humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate, equivalent to 1.75 Earths.’ But this could increase to approximately 3 Earths if the population continues to grow and reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Photo by Anisur Rahman on Unsplash On the 29th … Why have UN sustainability goals been adopted? Read More »

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The Clean Growth Strategy

By Lydia Newman HM Government released The Clean Growth Strategy report in October 2017; an account of where investment will be made into research and implementation of low carbon technologies by identifying which sectors require the most attention. What is the Clean Growth Strategy? The strategy focuses on building a relationship between Government, business and … The Clean Growth Strategy Read More »

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The road to net zero emissions – what does it mean for us?

By Lydia Newman The energy performance of our buildings is likely to become more crucial than ever before. According to Chris Stark, the CEO of the Committee of Climate Change (CCC), it is expected that there are approximately 30 million buildings that must be fully decarbonised. In coherence with the requirements of the 2015 Paris … The road to net zero emissions – what does it mean for us? Read More »

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ESOS phase 2 – lessons for the next phase

By Stan Rayfield In the first phase of ESOS, 6780 large organisations submitted their ESOS compliance to the Environment Agency. In terms of enforcing compliance, the Environment Agency have investigated 2,400 organisations to date, with 190 Enforcement cases currently ongoing. However, although ESOS is so often reported in terms of compliance, the real benefits of the next … ESOS phase 2 – lessons for the next phase Read More »

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