Saving water

Did you know that much of your water use at home contributes to your energy bill? Each household in the UK uses on average around 360 litres each day. But about 21 per cent of a typical gas heated household's heating bill is from heating...

FALLING OBJECTS ON WORK SITES CAN KILL

OnSite Support is urging construction firms and organisations with staff working at height, to help reduce the risks of someone getting seriously injured this summer from falling tools and equipment. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there were 37,102 injuries in construction and manual industries...

Construction on the rise, but not enough to meet 2020 target

In a hope to boost the economy and the construction industry, last year the Conservative government pledged to build 1 million new homes in the UK by 2020. Recent figures however show they are set to fall well short of that figure. The housing market is...

Safeguarding funding for research and innovation

Recognising the importance of science and innovation to society, productivity and economic competitiveness, the government has today provided reassurance to UK participants of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme with a commitment to safeguard funding for research and innovation projects. As a result, British businesses and...

Thousands of young people become their own boss with a Start Up Loan

From world-leading university courses to exciting apprenticeships, the opportunities for 18-year-olds leaving college or sixth form are vast. And with a record number of small businesses in the UK, more young people than ever before are looking to jump head-first into the world of work...

Rising star to lead UK’s Fusion Energy Programme

Professor Chapman will take over the role from present CEO Steve Cowley on 1 October. He will lead the UK’s magnetic confinement fusion research programme at Culham Science Centre as the new MAST Upgrade experiment approaches its 2017 launch – and the operation of the...

Leading cities ramp up building efficiency alongside WorldGBC

Green Building Councils in Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Poland and South Africa will work with Mayors and staff in the cities of Bogota, Dubai, Warsaw and Tshwane, respectively, under the BEA in a bid to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030. They...

2018 : LANDLORDS MUST PAY UP

Landlords' associations had lobbied successfully to persuade the government to move responsibility for paying for improvements onto tenants through the Green Deal, but there has been no answer to what would happen to that plan, following the scrapping of GD finance a year ago by the...

Over half of tenants “refused” energy efficiency upgrades

58 per cent of tenants that have requested energy efficiency improvements from their landlords have been refused, with over half of tenants claiming that their rental property is “cold and draughty,” reveals a new report. The study, conducted by letting agency website PropertyLetByUs, shows that 7...

Latest Energy Saving Tips

Run your heating for just one hour less every day Turn down your thermostat by one degree Fix any drips – leaks waste a lot more water than you think Take a shower – it’s faster, cheaper and more efficient than a bath Use the right sized pan for...