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The first Green Deal has been signed in Birmingham, five months after Carillion launched its Energy Savers programme worth £1.5bn.
Major food retailers including Tesco and Marks & Spencer have put Green Deal and retrofit schemes under review after the collapse of a major supplier, Construction News can reveal.
The UK Green Building Council has made a plea for the government to push ahead with its zero-carbon policy to avoid ‘putting growth in the construction sector at risk’ as Part L revisions are delayed.
Energy Performance Certificate improvements boost house prices by 14 per cent on average, and up to 38 per cent in some areas, according to the first large-scale study on EPCs.
A total of 29 employees have been made redundant as Begbies Traynor were appointed administrators to Enact Energy Renewables, the first Green Deal provider in Cornwall.
Southampton City Council has called bids for its ECO and Green Deal Delivery Scheme, worth between £35m and £1bn.
Denby Dale Passivhaus was completed in 2010 and was one of the first Passivhaus-certified buildings in the UK. Following a detailed post-occupancy study, the project now offers interesting lessons for the industry.
Turner & Townsend is helping to create one of the most sustainable refurbished buildings in the capital.
Contour Homes is building a mixture of Code Level 3, Level 6 and Passivhaus homes at a housing development in Oldham to learn what works both in construction and once the tenants move in.
Every little helps, as they say, and when the UK’s largest supermarket chain considers its options over the provision of Green Deal services, it raises fresh questions over the future of the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme.
The government has laid regulations on greenhouse gas reporting before Parliament to require 1,100 of the UK’s largest businesses to publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions.
The coalition has identified the creation of a genuine green economy as a top priority for this government.