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Sample Matrix level accreditation by ALS Environmental

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Since the Spring release of the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) document 'Guidance on Water Matrices Definitions for Sampling and Testing to ISO/IEC 17025', which defines standard Water Matrix types, ALS Environmental have been working to towards this standard nomenclature in their systems to mirror the guidance.

In order to fully utilise the updated matrix guidance ALS Environmental has mirrored the UKAS descriptors with their Water Sample Matrices. Since the guidance was released in June 2014, they have been working with their customers to supply the information in line with the UKAS guidance and over 90% of samples now comply with this request.

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Yorkshire Water CEO Richard Flint dedicates £56m to renewable energy

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Following a £56 million investment in treatment sites, Yorkshire Water hasincreased its renewable energy generation by 80 per cent.

The substantial improvement is not only helping the company to generate an expected 75 gigawatt hours this yearalone, but will reduce itscarbon footprint by nearly 15,000 tonnes — that’s enough gas to inflate over 3,000 hot-air balloons.

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Join the green toilet revolution with Propelair's cost efficient solution

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Join the toilet revolution! Be one of the first to experience a high performance toilet requiring only 1.5 litres of water per flush. Propelair is a reliable innovation, offering customers a green and cost efficient solution compared to conventional WC systems.

After 5 years of intensive research and development, the British designed and manufactured invention uses patented POWA displaced air technology, which creates a powerful high performance flush.

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ESA welcomes HMRC’s consultation on Landfill Tax - Liability of Waste Fines.

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The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice of the UK’s waste and resource management industry, today welcomed the launch of HMRC’s consultation on Landfill Tax. ESA’s Director General, Barry Dennis said:

“We are pleased that Government has listened to ESA’s calls for a more objective regime for determining the tax liability of waste ‘fines’.

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Nautricity given consent for Mull of Kintyre tidal power scheme

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Nautricity, the renewable energy company, has been given the go-ahead to develop one of the UK’s first ‘next generation’ tidal energy schemes in waters off the Mull of Kintyre.

Marine Scotland has given consent for the deployment of the first Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) device, capable of generating enough electricity to supply 400 homes, to be deployed in the Irish Sea, south of Machrihanish, Argyll.

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Sustainable Concrete Solutions by Costas Georgopoulos

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altThe challenges facing humanity in the 21st century include climate change, population growth, overconsumption of resources, overproduction of waste and increasing energy demands. For construction practitioners, responding to these challenges means creating a built environment that provides accommodation and infrastructure with better whole-life performance using lower volumes of primary materials, less non-renewable energy, wasting less and causing fewer disturbances to the natural environment. Concrete is ubiquitous in the built environment. It is therefore essential that it is used in the most sustainable way so practitioners must become aware of the range of sustainable concrete solutions available for construction. While sustainable development has been embedded into engineering curricula, it can be difficult for students and academics to be fully aware of the innovations in sustainable construction that are developed by the industry. 

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Solar Advanced Systems announce “RIOS” to the Solar PV market

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altThe scheme is currently catering for companies with high energy demands throughout various industry sectors along with a growing interest in the Agricultural sector.

With the support of RIOS, companies can develop their vacant roof space into solar power hubs, consuming all energy generated from the system and reducing their reliance on the national grid. Inclusive of this package, the company will partner with SAS to ensure maximum efficiency and output throughout the lifetime of the system.

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The long awaited Domestic RHI is now launched

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altThe Long awaited Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was launched on the 9th April 2014.

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Can nature help restore harmony in our cities?

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altOur cities are facing an uncertain future. Underground roads and automated transport, permeable pavements and water roofs, vertical farming and even glowing trees – from large-scale interventions to smaller scale enrichments, cities in the future will need to look vastly different to cities now.

Cities Alive – rethinking green infrastructure – shows how the creation of a linked ‘city ecosystem’ that encompasses parks and open spaces; urban trees, streets, squares; woodland and waterways can help create healthier, safer and more prosperous cities. To realise this vision, green infrastructure has to now take a more influential role in the planning and design of cities and urban environments.

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