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Scottish government announces £4m green home boost

solar thermal panels credit Mark Group

Alex Salmond announces new funding for interest-free Home Renewables Loan Scheme

22 Apr 2014

Green firms urge Lib Dems to retain local energy saving rules

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Sustainable Energy Association and Association for the Conservation of Energy write to MPs over fears that local authority powers will be ditched

15 Apr 2014

Why are the Lib Dems trying to water down energy efficiency regulations?


Local authorities could be forced to ditch their energy saving targets under plans being pushed through Parliament

15 Apr 2014

Los Angeles, Washington and Atlanta top Energy Star ratings

These cities are leading the way when it comes to the EPA's energy efficiency rankings

11 Apr 2014

Walmart and GE team up for global LED rollout

Retail giant plans to cut lighting energy use by 40 per cent by switching stores around the world to LED lighting

10 Apr 2014

Could green features boost your house price?

Pan-European project aims to convince valuers, tenants, and prospective buyers of the value of low carbon improvements

10 Apr 2014

The green home market is poised for take-off, clean tech firms need to crank up the heat

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is the final piece in the jigsaw for the government's green home package - green businesses need to respond

09 Apr 2014

Labour launches effort to block watering down of building standards

Labour seeks cross-party support for amendment designed to halt temporary watering down of green building standards

09 Apr 2014

JLL reveals hopes for new 'Plan A-style' sustainability strategy

Property giant confirms it is working on plans for a major new environmental initiative

09 Apr 2014

Taking green property into the mainstream

Julie Hirigoyen of JLL reveals how her position as head of sustainability is allowing her to embed green principles right across the property giant

09 Apr 2014

New LEED, WELL partnership supports better health in green design

A just-announced collaboration between the Green Building Certification Institute and the Well Building Institute seeks to marry health, wellness and sustainability in the built environment

04 Apr 2014

DECC warned over delay to energy efficiency rules for private landlords

Labour and industry call for minimum energy efficiency standards for the nation's four million private rented homes

03 Apr 2014

SC Johnson - A green family company?

The consumer goods giant is pioneering green manufacturing techniques - BusinessGreen takes a look at its flagship European factory, wind turbine and all

31 Mar 2014

How much does a chill in the office really cost your business?

New reports suggest energy efficiency measures could deliver significant savings by improving employee comfort

28 Mar 2014

Tech firms set to cash in on 'smart building' boom

Energy price rises set to treble smart building market to almost $22bn in 2018, analyst says

24 Mar 2014

Could bamboo stands cause panda-monium?

Setting up an exhibition stand made of sustainable bamboo might be risky

21 Mar 2014

Builders urge Osborne to ensure new Garden City embraces clean technology

Builders urge Chancellor to ensure development incorporates tough new green standards

17 Mar 2014

TripAdvisor green hotels scheme books in to Europe

GreenLeaders programme highlighting environmentally-friendly hotels expands into 19 European countries including UK and Ireland

17 Mar 2014

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