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Green Roof Supplier Optigreen Ltd launch their new website

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From drawings, data sheets and technical literature to reference images of successful green roof installations – everything you want to find out about professional roof greening is just a click away when browsing Optigreen’s updated website. 

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It’s Official - Seddons Plant is Speedy’s Environmental Company of the Year

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Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd has been declared winner of the Environmental Company Award for 2015 by Speedy, the UK’s leading tools, equipment and plant hire services company.

The prestigious accolade was presented at a glittering awards ceremony attended by over 1,000 people at the SpeedyExpo, the largest private construction services show in Europe. Hosted at the Telford International Centre, all of Speedy’s suppliers were invited to enter the SpeedyExpo Awards and Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd came out on top in the Environmental Company category.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015 17:06

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ECA meets Energy Minister as solar deadline approaches

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The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has urged Minister of State for Energy Andrea Leadsom MP to "rethink" proposed government cuts to solar PV subsidies, during a meeting on 21 October.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:17

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Urban Food and the Sustainable City

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Cities cover just 2% of the planet’s surface but consume 75% of its resources. Any movement towards sustainability will need to focus on the resource-use challenges linked to production and manufacturing, a major part of which will be the role of food and agriculture. Until recently, the benefits of agriculture were considered to be part of the rural development realm. But research suggests that in the future they will be part of city life.

During the past three years, the Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire has been part of a pan-European partnership researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas as part of a major EU funded food project, Supurbfood, an acronym for ‘Sustainable Urban and Periurban food provisioning’.

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Newcomer Redsky Solar nominated for first award

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Redsky Solar has been nominated for a Solar Power Portal Award, recognising ‘best of British Solar expertise’ for the company’s first large-scale solar rooftop project.

Redsky was launched last year by leading building envelope contractor Longworth to capitalise on the group’s roofing expertise and offer solar installation by roofing experts.

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