‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

A new objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces that clearly demonstrates appliance manufacturers’ commitment to improving air quality has been welcomed by government.   Commenting on the new clearSkies scheme a spokesperson for Defra said: “We welcome this launch of the

Green Building’s LEED Credit Promotes Sustainable Forestry

Green Building’s LEED Credit Promotes Sustainable Forestry

The UK green building movement – from architects and builders to specifiers and planners – can now benefit from an expanded range of responsibly-sourced timber and forest products eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).   The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently issued an Alternative Compliance Path (ACP).

Simple, sustainable Cedar Barn

The Roof of Cedar Barn showing the solar panels

Cedar Barn is a traditional timber-framed family home located in Hanslope near Milton Keynes and is currently setting the benchmark for sustainability in conventional new-build housing.   Developer and builder Deluxe Developers worked closely with project architect, Milton Keynes based 3d Architects, Cedar Barn has achieved Level 6 of the Code for

Plant nursery is growing rapidly with Wood Energy

Wood Energy Boiler at Pinetops Nurseries

Plant production is positively blooming at Pinetops Nurseries after the firm moved into new, purpose built facilities heated with the help of a 999kW Binder wood chip boiler, supplied and installed by biomass experts Wood Energy.   Pinetops Nurseries first opened for business in 1959 and is now established as one

Forest Certification schemes get top score

Forest Certification Schemes

The latest review by the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET), on public sector timber procurement policy (TPP) Category A Evidence has been published. In 2014, both PEFC and FSC were put forward for the TPP Category A Evidence certified scheme review. After an independent technical panel reviewed the