I’ll have a ‘green’ and tonic

Bombay Sapphire is renowned for its distinctive blue glass bottle – but what’s inside is about to become ‘green’. The gin’s distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire has become both the first distillery and first refurbishment to hit the level of ‘Outstanding’ in a sustainability measure. Based in a Grade II listed Victorian building, the […]

Zero-energy cost business park opens

The UK’s first business park with ‘zero-energy’ costs has officially opened on an old Britvic site near Wigan (pictured). The first tenants have already moved into Armstrong Point, which has nine business units where the tenants won’t have to pay any energy costs. Partly funded by EU’s regional development pot (ERDF), the scheme uses renewable […]

Siemens new London hub promotes greener cities

A new energy efficient hub to promote greener cities and urban sustainable living opened in London yesterday. Named the Crystal by Siemens, the £30 million uniquely shaped glass building in the Royal Docks is powered by electricity from solar panels and heat pumps. The German firm claims the facility consumes 50% less energy and emits […]

Is this the most sustainable campus in the UK?

A Shropshire university college can make a strong claim to being the most sustainable higher education establishment in the country. Harper Adams University College installed the world’s first indirectly fired micro-air turbine biomass combined heat and power generator, fitted a PV array on a hall of residence, uses electric vehicles on site, is one of […]