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Breathe secures Cardiff University energy performance contract

Sarah OBeirne, Facilities Management Journal Summary Energy services and energy performance organisation, Breathe has been awarded a £16 million energy performance contract with Cardiff University. The project, due for completion in 2021, involves an energy performance overhaul of 220,000m2...


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Ground Source Heat Pumps to Help Cut Housing Association's CO2 Emissions

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary A landmark order by Together Housing to replace night storage heater with ground source heat pumps in over 700 dwellings across Lancashire and Yorkshire, is the largest single order of its kind in the UK. UK manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps , and...


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Decarbonising heating 'requires an almost immediate start'

Johnny Bairstow, Energy News Live Summary The scale and complexity involved in transitioning to low carbon heat means an almost immediate start is required. That’s according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which has published the outcomes from the first phase of its Smart...


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Siemens to launch smart pay-as-you-go service for district heating

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary Siemens has announced plans to launch what is claimed to be the first smart pay-as-you-go (PAYG) service for district heating networks . The cloud-based software allows householders to see their usage and top up their account balance via an...

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£600,000 heating system spend proposed for Crystal Leisure Centre

Bev Holder, Stourbridge News Summary COUNCIL bosses are expected to splash out on a new £600,000 energy efficient heating system for Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre. The Bell Street facility, which is owned by Dudley Council, currently has gas fuelled boilers, which authority chiefs say...


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Decarbonising heat becomes a hot topic

Will Stirling, The Engineer Summary District heat networks that use locally available waste heat could be key to delivering on the UK's low carbon energy commitments. Will Stirling reports. Engineers in the energy distribution and heating industry are working on a daunting but exciting...


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The Welsh county that wants to change the way its residents heat their homes

Elizabeth Bradfield, WalesOnline Summary The way in which residents across Bridgend county use and pay for heating their homes is set to be transformed over the coming years as an “energy revolution” takes place. Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) has big ambitions to move away from the...


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Vital Energi to save one of Europe's Largest Teaching Hospitals £2.5m a Year

Katie Addison, BDAILY News Summary Vital Energi and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have entered into a 15 year partnership which will see Vital provide a full and comprehensive energy solution for the St James site and guarantee savings of £2.5m per year over the contract term. Vital were...


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Cranswick brings CHP technology online at Preston factory

Edie Newsroom Summary Major premium food supplier Cranswick has flicked the switch on a 2MW combined heat and power (CHP) unit at its Country Foods factory in Preston, Hull. The company revealed this week that the onsite energy project had come online for the first time, following a 12...


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City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

Johnny Bairstow, Energy Live News Summary City leaders representing 20 million people have signed up to what they claim is the world’s most ambitious clean air plan . The National Clean Air Summit, held at the Tate Modern earlier today, saw mayors and representatives from Newcastle, London...