Posted on Aug 4 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Water Monitoring Kit Stems Hotel Cost Flow

A Teesside hotel with more than 100 years of history has invested in cutting-edge water monitoring equipment in a bid to reduce its soaring utility costs and improve its environmental footprint. Established in 1896, the Best Western Parkmore Hotel and Leisure Club in Eaglescliffe caters for up to 100 guests at a time and spends £103,564 a year on utilities such as water, electricity and gas. Water...

Posted on Aug 4 2015 - 8:02am by John Peters
Comments Off on Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) sees Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets councils work with hundreds of businesses

Businesses and their staff can enjoy a range of discounts on everything from coffee and gym classes to radio advertising and bike accessories as reward for being part of an exciting local eco collective. The award-winning Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) sees Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets councils work with hundreds of businesses in one of the most polluted parts of London to help them reduce pollutants,...

Posted on Aug 3 2015 - 4:51pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Titanic-themed musical protest at Shell’s Arctic oil drilling

At 9.30am this morning, the Crystal Palace Quartet and supporting musicians performed the opening recital of Greenpeace’s month-long run of Titanic-themed orchestral protests against Arctic drilling outside Shell’s offices on the South Bank. The performance, entitled ‘Requiem for Arctic ice’ and inspired by the famous story of the quartet continuing to play as the Titanic went down, is intended...

Posted on Aug 3 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on The bank that takes care of savings… energy savings!

Climaveneta units installed at the new Cajamar HQs in Almeria, Spain. Cajamar Caja Rural is the first cooperative and rural bank in Spain with more than 1.3 million associates and more than 3.9 million customers. The banking house is now completing the transfer of its employees to the new headquarters in the Parque Científico-Tecnológico of Almeria, the Spanish province with the highest per capita...

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 3:10pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Sainsbury’s Going the Extra Mile to Encourage Bags for Life

Sainsbury’s the Uk supermarket giant has stated it is committed to being the UK’s greenest grocer. In their Sustainability Plan, they have committed that by 2020 they will make sure that their own packaging has been reduced by a half compared to 2005. They have reduced the size and increased the recycled content of our single-use plastic carrier bags. All of the orange plastic carrier bags are...

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 11:17am by John Peters
Comments Off on 65 parks from across Scotland win prestigious benchmark for quality local green space

Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity for Scotland’s environment, has announced that more than 60 parks from across Scotland have been presented with a Green Flag Award this year in recognition of their high standards and provision of quality outdoor space. Parks from across the country have received the prestigious award, with new entrants in Fife, Stirling, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The Green Flag...

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 8:10am by John Peters
Comments Off on RHP and Thames Water make waves together with water efficiency campaign

With support from Thames Water, RHP is launching a five week Social Media campaign called ‘Water Wonderful World’ to help their customers save water, energy and money this summer. Throughout the next five weeks RHP will promote a water saving tip once a week on their Facebook and Twitter pages. They’ll be asking their customers to send in photos of themselves acting out the tips to be in line...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 5:11pm by John Peters
Comments Off on New stats show why Tories shouldn’t shoot the lion of the renewable energy sector

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its key annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics covering 2014. Electricity generated from renewable...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Green Sky Thinking: Can construction really be sustainable?

The construction industry has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but only if it is open to innovation and change with a more holistic approach. 68% of construction professionals think not enough is being done to reduce carbon emissions in the industry, said a report from the Construction Industry Council. This finding comes as no surprise to the panelists at the Green Sky Thinking event...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 2:56pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Scotwaste announced as milestone 20th signatory to Resource Sector Commitment

Recycling firm Scotwaste, based in Bathgate in West Lothian, is the 20th signatory to Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment, the national kite mark for quality customer service for the waste and resources sector, it was announced today (Wednesday the 29th of July). Scotwaste is a leading integrated skip hire and waste management business serving customers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston and throughout...