The UK - alongside Germany, France, Italy and Spain - have been issued a final warning by the European Commission for failing to address breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen oxide. EU Member States have been repeatedly asked to implement air quality plans to safeguard public health, but the requests have fallen on deaf ears. Read More
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In December 2015 - a month where the signing of the Paris Agreement occurred - few could have predicted the changes witnessed in 2016; namely the shake-up in politics both in the UK and across the Atlantic. Despite the future of sustainability initiatives feeling uncertain in the US following the election of Donald Trump as President, in the UK, the attitude towards building a more sustainable environment has continued to gain momentum. Read More
Public buildings are incredibly diverse and have different uses. For contractors specifying heating solutions and deciding on products and systems, a ‘one product fits all’ approach isn’t possible. Read More
COP22 – the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Marrakesh from the 7-18th November. This annual conference was eagerly anticipated, primarily because its predecessor COP21 – or the Paris Agreement as it is more commonly known – was a huge step forward in the fight against climate change. At Paris, several nations signed an agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. Read More