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Government announce blueprint to cut emissions from industry, school and hospital buildings

On 17 March 2021 the UK Business and Energy Secretary announced an ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector – with over £1 billion of funding allocated to the plan. The plan would cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals and create over 80,000 green jobs in the industry. The government will…

The benefits of an energy efficient workplace: an interview with The Oxford Trust

The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust with a mission to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise. They have a public-facing brand, Science Oxford, which runs science education and engagement programmes. They also own and run two innovation centres in Oxford (managed on their behalf by Oxford Innovation): the Oxford Centre for Innovation in…

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Energy improvements are helping The Granite House become the first carbon neutral stone shop

The Granite House – Business type: manufacturing– Building age: 1970s– Primary goal: to reduce the environmental impact of the business– Measures: LED lighting, absence detectors, installing radiant heaters in workshop, replacing front door. The Granite House is a stone shop specialising in granite, based in Bicester, where they rent a premises containing a workshop, office,…

How energy efficiency cut bills & carbon emissions at Chapman Robinson & Moore’s office building

Chapman Robinson & Moore – Business type: accountancy firm– Building age: 1990s– Primary goal: to reduce the environmental impact of the building– Measures: replacing storage heaters with air source heat pumps, double glazing windows, draught-proofing, employee awareness. Chapman Robinson & Moore is an accountancy firm, located in a 1990s office building on a small business…

Common energy efficiency measures to reduce energy usage

In this webinar Michael Esvelt, Operations Director at Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange, explains common measures for reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency in buildings, including: lighting changes, dealing with business appliances or machinery, employee awareness, renewables installation, and more. We were also joined by Gavin Hodgson who is responsible for reducing energy consumption…