37,000 new homes to be built in Northamptonshire by 2021

The UK’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will submit their Strategic Economic Plans to Government. Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) will put forward their most ambitious economic plan to date which will further cement Northamptonshire’s position at the forefront of the... View Article

Smart Meter In-Home Displays will save Great Britain £6bn

New research published today predicts over £6bn savings on GB households gas and electricity bills from the In Home Displays (IHDs) offered to consumers as part of the Smart Meter rollout. Commenting on the findings, Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary... View Article

Hidden health risk in our hot water tank

The safety and effectiveness of stainless steel hot water cylinders has been challenged after a major research project has linked the risk of legionella contamination (Legionnaire’s Disease) to their use. The Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) at the University of... View Article

SLL LED Research funding awarded

The Society of Light and Lighting has been awarded funding from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Research Fund for research into human responses to lighting based on LEDs. As Government promotes use of this energy efficient lighting... View Article

UKATA calls for action in Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is backing this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1-7 April) by focusing on public awareness of the on-going dangers of asbestos and supporting US initiatives to make this a truly global campaign moving forwards... View Article

Big plans for East Midlands housing shake up

Plans are beginning to take shape in the East Midlands for a new approach to building affordable homes. Regional procurement consortium, Efficiency East Midlands, is looking ahead to the Homes and Communities Agency’s 2015-2018 Affordable Homes programme. The scheme will... View Article

BPF welcomes speedy launch of specialist planning court

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the launch of the Ministry of Justice’s specialist Planning Court, which is being launched on 6th April. This was expected to launch in the summer but following an announcement in the Budget, the... View Article