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Zhaga standards break barriers to smart and connected lighting

The Zhaga interface standard for street lighting future-proves luminaires to keep pace with rapid developments in digital technology. It enables a multi-vendor eco-system of interoperable luminaires and sensor/communication modules and breaks existing barriers to smart and connected lighting.

The Zhaga smart interface specifications will have a major impact on the value of the lighting

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A national energy data platform, YODA

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – News

If you are an energy app developer or energy innovator; a local authority energy manager or an electric vehicle (EV) charging provider; a grid or micro-grid operator; an academic or one of the many other energy-interested individuals or organisations, Siemens would like to hear from you. You can have your

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Statkraft selected on UK Re:fit Energy Performance Contract framework

Reporter: Allan Roach – News

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer and a developer of renewable power, has pre-qualified as new supplier for the Re:fit Energy Performance Contract framework. The Norwegian state-owned energy company can now provide public organisations in the UK with fully funded behind the meter solar solutions. Re:fit is jointly owned by the Greater

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Covid fighting UK innovation gains export success

ProGuard+ arriving in Spain

Reporter: Allan Roach – Sponsored

Evolve Scientific Products (ESP) based in Chesterfield has announced an international order for its ProGuard+ multi-surface cleaner. A surface cleaner that provides long-lasting effective protection against the Covid-19 virus that could make moving towards an end of lockdown safer and securer for everybody, particularly those

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Parks in a Pandemic

Jim Roberts, Director at Fourth Street, reacts to the recent controversy over the use of public parks during the Covid-19 crisis

Our public parks were both a blessing and a battleground on the first sunny weekend of spring this year.

People flocked to their nearest park for some much-needed respite from weeks of tough,

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CEO Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Anne Godfrey

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive.

Having joined CIEH in 2016, Anne delivered a significant change programme to restore financial stability, refocus on membership and the profession and ensure

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MODULAR BUILDING METHODS DELIVER FAST TRACK COMMUNITY CENTRE FACILITY

Using modular building systems to create a new community centre and preschool

When Basildon Council wanted to create a new community centre and preschool facility in Nevendon, they selected modular building systems to successfully fast track a valuable community asset with a tight construction schedule spanning just eight months from April to December 2019.

The

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UK’s first Electric Forecourt® is under construction, opening Summer 2020

Network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® across the UK will solve electric vehicle charging concerns, and pave the way for electric vehicles to become mainstream in the earliest possible timeframes

GRIDSERVE announces today that the first of a nationwide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® is now under construction and will open this summer, offering

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The Smart City Protocol Continues to Spread in Many Countries

Simon Dunkley, Secretary General TALQ Consortium, showing the TALQ symbol

The TALQ Consortium is continuing to certify further products as TALQ-compliant and, by doing so, will guarantee interoperability among systems from different vendors. At the beginning of 2020 the number of certified Central Management Software (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN / gateways) totals

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‘Go Ultra Low’ status achieved as 2025 all-electric car target set by Nottingham-based McCann

Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has committed to making its entire fleet of company cars all-electric by the year 2025 – after the business recently achieved ‘Go Ultra Low’ status.

McCann has already invested heavily in the future of its fleet of company cars over the previous 12 months – making 53% of

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Mapping the Japanese knotweed problem

Japanese knotweed is the problem that just keeps on growing. Described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant”, it’s now thought to affect 4- 5% of homes in the UK and the most conservative estimates put the cost of treatment at around £166 million each year.

As people

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RingGo partners with Go Ultra Low to encourage electric vehicle adoption

Joining Government and industry representatives, RingGo brings its wealth of experience in how parking can encourage electric vehicle adoption to the campaign

RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking provider, today announced a partnership with Go Ultra Low, the national campaign for electric vehicles. Supported by a consortium of vehicle manufacturers and the

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apT ecology team grows after new business wins

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

An ecology team at a pioneering public sector planning and development consultancy is expanding to cope with growing demand.

Telford-based apT’s team of ecological experts has trebled in two years, partly as a result of winning new consultancy work outside their home borough.

The team – made up of ecology and green

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£2m invested in tackling air pollution in Greater Manchester

Air quality research in Manchester has received a significant boost with the announcement of funding from two programmes, totalling nearly £2m.

The funding was announced at the launch of two Manchester-based research projects to help tackle air pollution; the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) air quality supersite, and the Manchester Urban Observatory.

The NERC supersite

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