Mitsubishi Electric has announced that its entire range of Ecodan air source heat pumps has achieved A++ rating under the first Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive ruling for heating products across Europe. ErP means that all space and water heaters will need to display an energy label which will help both
Sweden - fossil fuel free by 2030!
By 2030, Sweden plans to become a fossil-free country and will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations. The benefits are clear in terms of creating a better environment, more attractive cities and new opportunities for jobs. One of the major questions being discussed at the upcoming COP21, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, is whether it is possible for nations to grow their economies whilst at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, known as “decoupling”. Read more
Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Co-operation, also known as Sweden’s “Minister for the Future”, believes decoupling is not only possible, but a must for all countries to achieve.
Contenders For BREEAM 2016 Awards Are Revealed
Some of the finest examples of sustainable buildings from across the world have been shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM awards. The winners will be announced at a celebration dinner at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on 8th March 2016. Drawn from highest scoring buildings last year – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability – the shortlists include ground-breaking developments from the UK and across Europe Read more
Director of BREEAM Gavin Dunn said ‘This year we are celebrating 25 years of BREEAM so it’s great to see such a fantastic variety of innovative and inspirational buildings that demonstrate just how far developers and architects how come on the sustainability journey in that time. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all the shortlisted teams at the awards dinner on 8th March.’