Green buildings create “healthy, happy staff”

It’s probably obvious to anyone who has worked in an office that a nicer environment can be good for your mood. But now that common sense bears out in research too – the World Green Building Council uncovered “overwhelming evidence” the design of an office “significantly impacts” how healthy and productive staff end up. The report […]

Google adds to spending spree with green building buy

Google has plunged cash into a firm which makes “intelligent” energy efficiency systems for offices. It’s one of a number of green investments made by the firm recently including various solar energy projects and a wind farm. The search engine giant’s Ventures branch is among several investors to chip into a funding round which collected $1.14million (£700k) for software […]

US spending on energy management to rise billions

Spending on energy management from the United States’ largest firms will rise more than three billion dollars over the next three years, analysts have predicted. New research by Verdantix suggests firms which earn more than $1 billion in revenue spent $13.1 billion on energy management in 2012. It predicts this figure will reach $16.5 billion […]

More cash for renewable heat for offices and local firms?

Extra cash could be made available for buildings such as offices, community centres and factories which want to get ground source heat pumps, large biomass boilers or solar thermal installations, the Government announced today. Under the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s plans for its Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, buildings across the country will be […]

Protestors occupy British Gas offices

Fuel Poverty Action campaigners organise sit in at Staines office Other British Gas stories: Centrica splashes £142m on North Sea field Activists occupy British Gas head office Reporter’s Blog British Gas squares up to EDF through 5% electricity cut