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Environmental Features

Environmental features and news for businesses who want to learn more about moving to a low carbon economy. Read the latest Green features on GreenWise Business


Smarter cities: building a more efficient and greener Manchester

This week, the Government announced that London would host the Future Cities Catapult Centre, a £150 million innovation hub to help cities work more efficiently while lowering their impact on the environment. But plans to build a resilient economy in Greater Manchester, promising new jobs and energy cuts, are already underway. Emilie Beauchamp reports.

The Green Deal: is it delivering?

The Green Deal, the Government’s flagship programme for creating energy efficient improvements to UK buildings and homes, is set to come under the industry microscope at this week's Ecobuild, the world’ largest event for sustainable construction and the built environment. Matthew Zola reports.

Environmental photography competition aims to inspire action on climate change

'Changing climates’ and 'building our future’ are among the themes addressed in a major competition of environmental photography to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London this Spring.

Crowdsourcing: does it hold the key to a sustainable future?

What sort of business leader would ask a bunch if strangers to write a strategy? A very wise one, says Tess Riley.

Sustainable food consumption: re-imagining our diets

Katharine Rowland seeks out the perfect diet for health, good cheer and the planet.

Green business: our top 10 stories of 2012

From sustainable food initiatives, to carbon credit scams, GreenWise gives you a run-down of its top 10 green business stories of 2012.

Power storage: how close are we to the holy grail of renewable energy?

Among the obstacles in the way of the triumph of renewable energy, one stands out: the lack of cheap, efficient means to store power. Now, it could just be starting to crumble. Matt Scotland and Caspar Henderson report.

Brand New World: how the relationship between brand and consumer is changing

A new dynamic between consumers and brands could be a real catalyst for change, says Emily Pacey.

Resource efficiency: how the food and drink industry is managing water scarcity

Oliver Balch finds out how the food and drink industry is rising to the challenge of dry times.

Green SME scheme helps housebuilder lay the groundwork to become Green Deal Provider

A few weeks ago Debonair Design opened its first eco showroom. The design and build company, based in Ealing, west London, has spent the last 15 years developing new residential builds and refurbishing and extending existing ones – and in the last three years, the company’s focus has turned increasingly to green building and eco-living.

Green business scheme helps fishing attraction become biodiversity hotspot

A former piece of wasteland in Essex has been transformed into a fishing attraction, wildlife haven and model green business – with a little help from the University of East London and FLASH, a green business programme for London SMEs.

Want to learn more about Apprenticeships in Sustainable Construction?

Are you an employer in the construction industry looking to upskill your workers in sustainable construction? Do you want to learn more about the Apprenticeships in Sustainable Constrution?

Retro Expo: Are you Green Deal ready?

The Government’s flagship initiative, launched on October 1st, heralds the beginnings of a retrofit programme that will present enormous opportunities for businesses in 2013 and beyond.

P&G's Bob Macdonald on the importance of innovation in sustainability

Bob McDonald on the importance of innovation in sustainability, the values of the world's largest consumer goods company and how it can grow while being environmentally responsible.

Green Deal Summit: Enter the Dragon's Den

Organised by The British Property Federation, the Dragon’s Den is one of the hotly anticipated parts of the Green Deal Summit at Retro Expo.




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