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LRQA launches ISO/FDIS 14001:2015 training courses

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Publication signals penultimate stage of revision process for world's most widely adopted Environmental Management System Standard.

ISO has officially published the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 14001, signalling the penultimate stage of the revision process for the world’s most widely adopted international Environment Management System (EMS) standard. The final standard (ISO 14001:2015) is currently due for publication in September 2015.

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Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

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Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL) of the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) in Greece. The MOBILAB has been employed in numerous EU funded academic research projects in addition to work sponsored by diesel particulate filter manufacturers.

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Tyre Recovery Association celebrates tenth anniversary with Recycling Day

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The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a Recycling Day, by extending an invitation to the tyre industry, stakeholders and waste industries to participate. The event will be held in partnership with the Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA), and will take place at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwickshire on 19th June 2015.

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Olympic Park soil strategy remains a draw for green space professionals

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Tim White, Senior Associate at soil and landscape consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates, was one of two presenters at the April CPD meeting of the South East England Regional Group of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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British Sugar TOPSOIL is ‘tops’ with customers

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British Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, has been rated ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’ for customer service by 98 per cent of respondents to a recent customer survey. The same percentage was also ‘Very Satisfied’ or ‘Satisfied’ with the company’s general purpose topsoil product, ‘Landscape20’.

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CSA Technical Workshop on RHI Funded Heat Pump Solutions

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The Carbon Savings Alliance (CSA) will be hosting a one-off Technical Workshop on RHI funded heat pump solutions in association with Kensa Heat Pumps and My Green Heating on the 14th May 2015, in Exeter.

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Idom Merebrook enters a new phase 'just for the record'

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imgIdom Merebrook, one of the UK’s leading environmental consultancies is due to start their second phase of work on The Old Vinyl Factory site, in Hayes, Middlesex. Idom Merebrook has been working on the site since 2012, and both Kent and Derbyshire offices have been involved with The Old Vinyl Factory project, which is the former home of EMI and His Master’s Voice.

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Trent & Dove Housing tenants to benefit from renewable heat

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The UK’s most ambitious retrofit upgrades programme featuring ground source heat pumps in social housing is set to halve the energy costs of over 130 residents following a landmark scheme delivered by Trent &Dove Housing and Cornish ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps. 

Thanks to a pioneering system devised by Kensa Heat Pumps, the scheme will be the UK’s largest example of “micro district” ground source heat networks retrofitted into existing properties – all within a challenging three month schedule.

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UKCG members signal support for PAS 402

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The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has today issued a statement expressing member support for the wider adoption of PAS 402:2013 by waste management contractors.

The aim of the PAS is to support waste contractors in reporting high quality data on landfill diversion and materials recovery. Originally developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales in 2009, it has been taken-up by waste management contractors in Wales but UKCG members would now like to see it being adopted in England.

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