29 Sep '14, 8pm

Entry-Level Green Doesn’t Cost Extra, U.K. Report Finds - BuildingGreen

These low capital costs can partly be attributed to the fact that contractor performance credits amount to approximately 15%–20% of the total percentage score in BREEAM, according to the report. In the U.K., where the rating system is firmly established, many contractors have likely already mastered these best practices, so pursuing those credits does not come with extra training costs. Some of the other sustainability measures that the researchers consider zero-cost include commissioning, installing high-frequency ballasts to lighting fixtures, and selecting dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets.

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UK hails first floating solar farm

businessgreen.com 29 Sep '14, 11am

A farm in Berkshire has become the first in the UK to install a floating solar array, with the owners now targeting water ...