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New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU. Despite relatively high recovery rates of used materials, Europe’s construction sector will need to be even more ambitious in its waste management practices if it is to fully embrace Europe’s circular economy. According to a European Environment Agency … Continue reading

State and local government buildings in New York State are expected to be at the front of the effort to reduce energy use and emissions

State and local government buildings in New York State are expected to be at the front of the effort to reduce energy use and emissions

It is encouraging to see the funding going into the renovation of public buildings in New York State. Latest develops are explained in a news article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website.   NY Governor Cuomo Announces $1.5 Billion in Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has said that … Continue reading

A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions and fuel poverty with its software solution for housing providers

A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions and fuel poverty with its software solution for housing providers

It is encouraging to see innovations to encourage more and better energy renovations.  A news item on the Irish Examiner website explains the new innovations from one couple in Cork.   Cork couple behind breakthrough for energy solutions in energy renovation projects A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions … Continue reading

The benefits of green roofs

The benefits of green roofs

Michael Hardman and Nick Davies at the University of Salford write on The Conversation website about installing green roofs. However, for these roofs to become the norm, there must be a buy-in from public authorities and private actors. What are your views?   Green roofs can vastly improve city life, so why don’t we see … Continue reading

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Adam Fairbanks, CEO of a firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions for its commercial and industrial clients in the US writes on the Facility Executive website about seven facts about financing energy efficiency projects.  Do you agree?   7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects Facilities need energy efficiency; this is no longer a … Continue reading