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‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating for new whg office

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Environment UK 100 Hatherton StreetEco-friendly Midlands’ landlord whg is celebrating after its iconic new office building achieved a global environmental accolade.

The landmark Walsall building - 100 Hatherton Street - has been awarded a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating in recognition of its green credentials.

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.

Chief Executive Gary Fulford said: “whg is fully committed to leading the renewable energy revolution and to be awarded the BREEAM excellent rating for our new office is a real achievement.


Total energy management solutions from GMI

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Environment UK GMI Energy TescoFollowing the successful launch of its renewable energy business, Leeds based construction services group GMI has now refocused this arm of its organisation to provide clients with a total energy management solution.

Having delivered an extensive range of solar photovoltaic schemes for major clients including Tesco, Town Centre Securities PLC, JCT600 and Pavers Shoes, GMI has continued to find ways of adding value for clients. The existing ‘GMI Renewable Energy’ business has been renamed to trade as ‘GMI Energy’ providing a better representation of the wider scope of capabilities offered by the group.


Developers wanted to showcase resource efficiency in house-building

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Environment UK Zero waste ScotlandAn opportunity to work in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland to design and build an exemplar housing model to showcase how the latest principles in resource efficiency can be applied in house-building is being offered to architects, builders and developers, it has been announced today (Tuesday 17 April).

Zero Waste Scotland aims to drive innovation and change in the house-building market by supporting a development partner or partner group to demonstrate how resource efficiency measures can be included within the design and construction, and how this can contribute towards a resource efficient lifestyle for future occupants.


Cashing in on the green way to light up homes

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Environment UK whg electricians Chris Hickey and Liam JohnsonEco-friendly Midlands landlord whg will be in the pink after investing in the green credentials of homes.

The savvy provider has fitted photovoltaic panels to 12 low-rise blocks of flats in Streetly and Pheasey. The panels will generate electricity to power lighting in the communal areas of the blocks and additional energy will be sold to National Grid.

The sale will generate an estimated income for whg of around £450,000 over 25 years, demonstrating a four-fold return on investment.


Yuill Homes goes green on eco-friendly scheme

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Swanland work_startsYuill Homes has started work on an eco-friendly, affordable housing scheme at Swanland Village, near Hull.

The development will see Yuill Homes deliver 26 new sustainable homes in partnership with Railway Housing Association for local residents to rent - including 16 new two bed apartments, as well as ten two bedroom bungalows.

Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the scheme will include an innovative sedum roof which will be planted on top of the new apartment complex - transforming a typically unused space into a microclimate for birds and insects.