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Achieving zero carbon

Achieving zero carbon

Achieving zero carbon By Emily Partridge, Senior Architect & Climate Action Leader MA(Cantab) DipArch PgDip Carbon is fundamental to life; our bodies, food and nature are all made from it. But when carbon joins with oxygen it creates the greenhouse gas carbon...

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The Route to Energy Co-Operatives

The Route to Energy Co-Operatives

The Route to Energy Co-Operatives Pomona Solar Co-operative is harnessing the power of the sun for the benefit of people in Herefordshire. We currently have 300kW of solar panels, installed in 2015, silently generating emission-free electricity that is being sold...

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Local building projects

Local building projects

Local building projects 1. External insulation on housing In a trial project in 2012 British Gas funded the installation of external cladding on four concrete slab houses in South Shropshire. The pictures show one of the houses “before, during and after”. 2. External...

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Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help Four million households across the UK are off the mains gas grid and are reliant on expensive alternatives to gas to heat their homes. While off-grid living may conjure up romantic ideas of returning to a more natural...

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Ysgol Trimsaran

Ysgol Trimsaran

Ysgol Trimsaran Carmarthenshire County Council The remotely located school was identified as being in urgent need of replacement due to cramped and unsuitable learning conditions. A bright, new, healthy one-form-entry primary school with adjacent nursery has been...

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Promofix invests in reducing its carbon footprint

Promofix invests in reducing its carbon footprint

Promofix invests in reducing its carbon footprintShropshire company Promofix has recently moved to new premises and is investing heavily in reducing its carbon footprint. Specialising in promotional items for companies, Promofix is celebrating a decade in business and...

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