The BRE introduces national quality mark for new housing
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced the launch of a new national quality mark for new housing that will give home buyers and renters a clear indication of the quality and performance of a new home. Using a simple 5-star rating, the Home Quality Mark will illustrate the home’s overall running costs at a […]
Close to half of British businesses have never switched energy suppliers, research reveals
Almost half (47%) of all UK businesses have never changed energy suppliers while an astounding 20% are not even aware that they can do so, which means that it’s harder for them to cut energy usage, a recent market survey has been able to reveal. The survey of more than 2,000 small business owners and […]
New guidelines released to help energy managers bridge the energy performance gap in buildings
Facilities managers and building operators searching for best-in-class solutions designed to bridge the energy performance gap in their building portfolio will receive a helping hand from the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association in the form of a set of guidelines published in their latest report – “Bridging the performance gap – understanding […]
Public organizations in Scotland may have to provide reports on energy and climate change
A range of public organizations such as the NHS, local authorities and educational institutions in Scotland could be required to report on climate change under new plans set out by the Scottish Government, a recent news report into this matter has been able to reveal. The Government’s consultation is seeking views on introducing a standard […]
British retailers launch energy efficiency and saving initiative
Energy efficiency and energy saving options are high on the agenda for British retailers, as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has recently launched a new initiative to enable UK retailers to improve their energy efficiency. With energy costs expected to increase significantly over the next five years, greater energy efficiency is vital for the long-term […]
Smart metering could boost business energy saving
The use of smart meters could help businesses become significantly more energy efficient, a recent research report commissioned by the DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) has been able to reveal.
Global building energy management systems market to be worth $38.49 billion by 2018
The energy management systems market is expected to grow from $17.4 billion in 2013 to $38.49 billion in 2018, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.2% from 2013 to 2018, a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets has been able to
Energy efficiency measures reach one million homes, DECC reveals
Extensive energy efficiency measures were installed in one million homes under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal schemes developed by the UK Government, the DECC has recently announced.