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City Hall refurbishment set to reduce council overheads and help efficiency

City Hall has undergone an 18-month refurbishment as part of Bristol City Council’s programme to work more efficiently and significantly reduce its operational costs. The refurbishment, which has finished on time and within budget, is part of the council’s ‘invest to save’ Bristol Workplace Programme that will realise £50m net savings over the course of the programme. The programme also…

Over £400m of potential savings that can reduce carbon emissions by 1 million tonnes

The NHS could save over £400m and cut 1 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year by 2020 through making changes that can also benefit people’s health. A new report by the Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England and Public Health England selected 35 areas and calculated their financial and environmental benefits The Securing healthy returns report outlines areas that…

PORTAKABIN GROUP WINS ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Portakabin Group’s commitment to sustainability has been recognised with another award. It has now been named Environmental Business of the Year in the Yorkshire Post Environment Awards 2015. The award was presented by Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party at an event in Leeds which celebrated the achievements of organisations working to combat global warming and create truly…

ABLOY LAUNCHES ENERGY EFFICIENCY WHITE PAPER

Security expert Abloy UK has launched an in depth white paper, entitled ‘Effective and Energy Efficient Access Control in Commercial Buildings’. Since the launch of the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), companies are now finding that greater emphasis is being placed upon how much energy is wasted in commercial buildings. Therefore Abloy UK has prepared a white paper that…

BSRIA LAUNCHES ITS BUILDING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN NON-DOMESTIC BUILDINGS GUIDE

BSRIA is delighted to have launched its new Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings Guide – an introduction to the tests and methods in non-domestic buildings – which is available to purchase from the BSRIA bookshop. This guide is a general introduction to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) that explains why it is important and how it can be carried out.…

Locks Heath Junior School ready for the next generation

Locks Heath Junior School is celebrating the completion of brand new extension of the school, to improve the school environment. Councillor Peter Edgar, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education, cut the ribbon to formally open the new facilities and was joined by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mike Ford, at the official opening of the school extension on Friday…