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CCRI debate the future of the countryside in London

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For the first time in 25 years, the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) is holding a major event in London which will provide a platform for discussions about the future of rural areas and their growing connection to urban environments.

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), is a unique partnership between the University of Gloucestershire, the Royal Agricultural University and Hartpury College. It is the largest specialist rural research centre in the UK, having expertise in all aspects of research in policy and planning for the countryside and the environment of the UK, Europe and further afield.

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ASSA ABLOY tests high efficiency thermal door

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Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in opening solutions, has tested a new high-efficiency thermal door offering excellent insulation. 

The thermal door has achieved a U-Value of 1.6W/m²K in both single and double door configurations, exceeding thermal energy efficiency standards referred to in Part L Building Regulations guidelines, which require external pedestrian doors to achieve a U-Value under 2.2W/m²K. 

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Enhanced water treatment registration module by ALS Environmental

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ALS Environmental have a track record of working in partnership with our clients to develop bespoke solutions in both analysis and reporting. In August ALS Environmental began work on building a customised registration and reporting module within our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The addition of the Water Treatment module to our LIMS has been combined with an update to our online reporting system, WebTrieve.

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7 day WAC as standard from ALS Environmental

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ALS Environmental are pleased to announce that as from Monday 3rd November 2014 they are reducing their standard turnaround time for the analysis of Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) samples to 7 working days. This is a 30% reduction in their standard turnaround time and follows extensive work from their operations teams.

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Assa Abloy UK provides sustainable products to green service station

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Assa Abloy UK is supplying products to an environmentally friendly motorway service station that has been designed to reflect the local landscape.

Gloucester Services is based in the Cotswold countryside, on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty and great care has been taken to minimisethe environmental impact of the development and to preserve the views from the surrounding area. The buildings and petrol station are covered in grass and local stone has been extensively used, it is hoped the project will achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

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Excellent AQC data from ALS Environmental

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Following a routine quarterly review at their Coventry site, ALS Environmental are proud to report that the precision and bias data for Analytical Quality Control (AQC) for the last quarter (April to June 2014) shows that over 99% of tests were within targets. This data comprises all internal quality control samples which totals over 1,000 AQC charts.

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ALS Environmental announce portfolio of drop-off locations.

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ALS Environmental are pleased to announce that we have today (Monday 1st September ) launched our portfolio of drop-off locations across the length and breadth of the UK. We have designed these locations to be easily accessible and in population centres.

The 11 drop-off locations will all be collected by our internal refrigerated collection vehicles after 18:00 Monday to Friday. All samples will be at the laboratory of analysis for the analysts to commence testing by the early hours of the following day.

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Instant confirmation of ESKAPE nosocomial pathogens

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The threat of nosocomial infection is ever increasing, with a high emphasis on Legionella, but this is not the only bacteria in the water system that infection control are concerned with. The ESKAPE pathogens are of particular concern to healthcare and care home properties due to the antibiotic resistant nature of the bacteria.

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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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