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  • Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys Energy
    Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys

    Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.

  • New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres Nature
    New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres

    A new network from charity Rewilding Britain aims to spearhead a massive and rapid rewilding across Britain, in its first three years aiming to catalyse the return of nature to 300,000 acres, an area the size of Greater Manchester or the North York Moors National Park.

  • Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's Energy
    Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's

    As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.

  • Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions Transport
    Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions

    Biffa saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions transporting material by rail

    Waste firm Biffa reveals it has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions by switching to the usage of rail links for the transportation of mostly inert waste material to its facilities. This follows the Group's strategic rail partnership with GB Railfreight to increase its capacity for transportation via rail, thereby reducing its reliance on road haulage. Since last year, the Group has transported over 600,000 tonnes of inert waste by rail.

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Ecohouse for the Homeless

Environment Times is raising money for the homeless this winter by creating a 'virtual ecohouse' in return for donations from companies who supplied their 'virtual products' to help build the house. The generous response has been so successful that the home has instead grown into a housing estate!

Click on the live links in the listing of businesses or organisations below the graphic. That way you can see more details on what they provide.

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We would to thank the following companies for their generosity.

ASL for their solar monitoring system
Ibstock for their bricks
RainWater Harvesting for their Rain Director System
Windhager for their biomass boiler
Silentnight for their double bed
LED Eco Lights for providing the lighting
Biotecture for their living wall
MPA - The Concrete Centre for their sustainable concrete
Hewitech for their stormwater management
Golder Associates for their contaminated land management
Hanovia for their UV water disinfection system
Wienerberger for their slate-looking tile made from clay
Marshalls for their sustainable paving and landscaping
Kingspan Klargester for their specialist wastewater management
PK Safety for their safety boots for a previously homeless man in new job as a builder