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Community heating systems critical if UK is to meet EU carbon emission targets

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Burscough-based Frese UK believes new housing developments should be connected to community hot water systems if the UK hopes to meet stringent European carbon emission targets.

The company, which manufactures flow control systems and pressure independent control valves, believes the district and community systems, which cut domestic carbon emissions in Denmark by a quarter between 1980 and 2010, would have a similar effect here in the UK.

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Scotswood’s green heart

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altThe district energy centre which will provide Scotswood’s new community with heating and hot water is being fitted out, ready for commissioning.

The innovative, gas fired system is expected to produce carbon emissions up to 35 per cent less* than those created by a conventional development and deliver significant energy cost savings for the residents.

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Flex by Name - Flexible by Nature

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altSpace Air Solutions Ltd, Guildford based subsidiary of the well known Daikin Distributor, Space Airconditioning plc, specialises in the Daikin Altherma range of heat pumps.

For the last 50 years Daikin has been the leading innovator in the heat pump industry. Because of this focus oninnovation Daikin was the first to deliver Total Climate Control that respects the environment, is highly efficient and cost effective.

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Smartspaces is something to smile about

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altEnergy and water wastage could reduce by 10% in Leicester’s public buildings as a result of new project. As part of its commitment to research that has an impact on the public good, a new project by De Montfort University (DMU) aims to reduce energy, gas and water wastage in public buildings across the city of Leicester.

Leicester City Council (LCC) has joined forces with environmental experts at DMU to create the Smartspaces project, which will potentially save up to 10% of energy use.

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Big steps towards a better environment

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We are becoming increasingly aware of the steep rise in energy costs and our own environmental responsibilities - this is persuading us to consider making our homes more energy efficient. Many of us have already started to look at ways to improve the efficiency of our homes, by insulating our lofts and cavity walls, installing low energy light bulbs, replacing ill-fitting, single glazed windows & doors and if not already in place, would have considered purchasing a smart meter to tell us how much or little energy we are using, in a bid to change our lifestyle habits (and reduce our energy bills!)

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