New York announces statewide community air monitoring initiative

It is said to be the first of its kind project in the US, which will identify 10 areas to deploy monitoring technology to collect air quality data, including in disadvantaged communities

Drones to locate abandoned oil and gas wells in New York

The wells release methane, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is second only to CO2 in its overall contribution to climate change

It pays to know your DEC from your EPC

Understanding the meaning of energy industry abbreviations like DEC and EPC could save your business money. EPC needs your attention All industries have their own jargon but failing to know it doesn’t usually hit their customers in the pocket. In energy, however, businesses could be fined if they don’t know the rules behind some abbreviations. […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – What’s happening with Display Energy Certificates in the private sector?

Perhaps the question should have been “So what’s happened with Display Energy Certificates (DECs) in the public sector?”… where they were originally implemented in 2008 – over five years ago. The be all and end all They were intended to encourage similar ongoing energy reductions in buildings as white goods labelling had done on the […]

Local authorities breach EU energy regulations

More than a third of local authorities in England and Wales have been found in breach of EU energy regulations for buildings, according to the Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA). It was revealed using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request when PEPA asked all authorities whether they complied with the Energy Performance of Buildings […]

Guest Blog Mervyn Bowden: A deal that’s green in its thinking!

I have to admit that I find most Government-led schemes to “improve” various aspects of our lives somewhat cringe-worthy. They conjure up so many varied visions of how our hard earned cash is going to be squandered by the faceless politicians and their cronies who have the fortunate and comfortable job of distributing it to […]

Cornwall Council choose TEAM DEC Service

The DEC service will provide renewal certificates and visits to existing DEC sites, as well as the production of any new DEC and Advisory reports for buildings recently added to the council’s portfolio. Cornwall Council will also benefit from the TEAM SigNet DEC Activity software, which will allow users to log-in to a secure site […]