New parking system to cut air pollution in Newham

The initiative involves five emissions-based vehicle charging bands for residential permits, with the first permit to be free for electric and most plug-in hybrid vehicles

US firms change lights and cut energy use by 60%

US firms have cut energy usage by 60% by sorting out their car parks! They did this by installing efficient lighting across more than 470 million square feet of parking space in the last year. The 18 firms and organisations involved, have been recognised by the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP). […]

Firms waste half of electricity at night

British firms could be wasting half of their electricity powering offices and shops overnight, according to new figures. Data from over 6,000 smart meter readings show that nearly 50% of business electricity use happens outside of the traditional business hours of 8am-6pm. Thermal images of some of Britain’s largest cities such as Manchester (pictured) taken […]