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The future’s bright for Voltis-powered Redbridge Council

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Environment UK Redbridge Town HallStaff at Redbridge Council have a brighter future thanks to the installation of a voltage optimisation system that has not only reduced its running costs and carbon footprint but also cut the number of office lights fusing on a regular basis.

The Voltis voltage optimiser from Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management has been installed in four locations across the council as part of a programme of energy efficiency measures implemented by the authority. Post installation the voltage of each location dropped by up to 25Volts.

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First round of ‘Green Technology’ road shows a success

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Environment UK GTRSThe Etesia UK 'Green Technology' roadshow has reached its first pit-stop, bringing the turf maintenance machinery manufacturer's spring tour of the country to a successful conclusion.

The recent roadshows held at Merrist Wood College, Guildford and Edge Hill University, Lancashire in late March sandwiched an invitation to speak about environmentally-friendly grounds maintenance equipment at the Plant Network Conference held at the University of York.

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Scotframe gains BBA approval for Val-U-Therm®

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Environment UK Housing DevelopmentScotframe, the UK’s leading full kit manufacturer and supplier, has been granted approval by the British Board of Agrément for Val-U-Therm®, a new type of timber frame building panel which has the capacity to cut heating and energy bills to virtually zero.

The BBA certification, from one of the UK's most highly regarded construction industry approvals bodies, is a significant recognition for Val-U-Therm®, which is regarded as taking building methods into the 21st century.

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Renaults 100% Electric Kangoo Van Z.E range confirmed as eligible for new plug-in van grant

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Environment UK Kangoo Van Z.E.Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range is now eligible for the UK’s new Plug-in Van Grant, offering buyers up to 20% off its purchase price*. In the case of the current International Van of the Year, the new initiative brings the line-up’s already tempting starting price down to £13,592 excluding VAT.

Kangoo Van Z.E., the world’s first 100% electric commercial vehicle produced directly by a mass market manufacturer, was confirmed eligible for the Government’s new Plug-in Van Grant earlier today, as one of just seven vans, by Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Business Minister Mark Prisk.

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Green scheme now open

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Environment UK news imageBusinesses are now applying under the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which pays out to businesses that use renewable heating technology at their premises, after an initial two-month delay to the scheme.

The RHI scheme provides for regular payments to owners of premises where water or space is heated using renewable heating technologies. The payments are made for 20 years, and increase or reduce annually in line with the Retail Prices Index.

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