energy

The future for energy and development, draft London Plan shows the way

The future for energy and development, draft London Plan shows the way 4500 3188 Greengage Environmental

Following publication of the draft London Plan, Greengage have the following energy-related recommendations for new projects: Include Accredited or Enhanced Construction Detailing (ACDs or ECDs) within the domestic architectural package.…

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ESOS Enforcement, Floods & the Environment Agency

ESOS Enforcement, Floods & the Environment Agency 203 152 Greengage Environmental

Recent bad publicity for the Environment Agency could influence how new fines are applied to businesses and make organisations reassess their attitudes towards energy use. From 2016 the Environment Agency…

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Greengage Insight Series – Energy & Sustainability

Greengage Insight Series – Energy & Sustainability 800 259 Greengage Environmental

Here at Greengage we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver truly sustainable solutions through a holistic, innovative and no nonsense approach. We asked our expert team to describe how…

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The next big Carbon Challenge: How to Measure and Reduce Embodied Carbon CPD

The next big Carbon Challenge: How to Measure and Reduce Embodied Carbon CPD 312 150 Greengage Environmental

In our latest CPD, Greengage will help project managers, architects, engineers and cost consultants to understand the importance of embodied carbon and how you can deliver buildings with a lower…

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Energy Regulations to be Scrapped

Energy Regulations to be Scrapped 2500 1875 Greengage Environmental

Following a review of the Carbon Reduction Committment (CRC) the government recently launched a consultation  seeking views on proposals to significantly reform the requirements for businesses to report on their…

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Embodied Carbon Conference 2015 – Event Review

Embodied Carbon Conference 2015 – Event Review 1920 475 Greengage Environmental

On Thursday last week, Greengage attended the UK Green Building Council Embodied Carbon Conference, an event that is built on the outputs of the 2014 Embodied Carbon Week. At a…

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Big changes afoot for businesses reporting and reducing energy consumption

Big changes afoot for businesses reporting and reducing energy consumption 1600 1200 Greengage Environmental

Following the July review of the CRC, this week HM Treasury launched a consultation seeking views and evidence on proposals to reform the business energy efficiency tax landscape and associated…

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Green Tape or Gift-wrapped?

Green Tape or Gift-wrapped? 2500 1673 Greengage Environmental

Does the recent CRC review hint at a further government environmental policy shift? In July 2015 a review of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme was undertaken by…

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ESOS – 5 months to go

ESOS – 5 months to go 300 150 Greengage Environmental

It’s almost five months to go before the end of the first phase of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme. Significant UK businesses will be required to identify energy saving measures…

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ESOS & CRC Participants: Breaking News

ESOS & CRC Participants: Breaking News 1944 1407 Greengage Environmental

Earlier today the Government announced its intention to review the business energy tax landscape to consider approaches to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the regime. This review will include…

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Will Commercial Developments carry the cost of the removal of CSH?

Will Commercial Developments carry the cost of the removal of CSH? 1840 2048 Greengage Environmental

Development projects in London are poised to become more expensive to deliver should the proposals in a new GLA consultation be adopted following the removal of the CSH. On Wednesday…

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards become law

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards become law 480 269 Greengage Environmental

Earlier this year, the long awaited regulations on minimum energy efficiency standards in England and Wales became law. These regulations make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with…

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University Criteria for ESOS Compliance Confirmed

University Criteria for ESOS Compliance Confirmed 150 150 Greengage Environmental

The Environment Agency have issued an Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) newsletter which confirms the University criteria for ESOS compliance. The ESOS guidance already states that universities which get more…

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Business as Usual for Energy Statements in London?

Business as Usual for Energy Statements in London? 310 249 Greengage Environmental

Following last month’s announcement from Eric Pickles on the adoption of the Deregulation Bill confusion has reigned in the development community on how the change in energy policy will impact schemes…

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Construction Site E-Mission Critical?

Construction Site E-Mission Critical? 2000 2000 Greengage Environmental

A recent report has shown that the Construction Industry’s on site carbon dioxide emissions increased from 2008-2012, contradicting the trajectory planned by government and indicating a ‘shocking’ industry failure. The 2008-2012…

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