Monthly Archives: February 2012

BSI Carbon Footprinting Workshop


Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend an Advanced course on using the new PAS 2050:2011 – Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services. The Publicly Available Specification (PAS) provides a … Continue reading

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ESTA 10th National aM&T Conference covering automatic monitoring and targeting technologies


Yesterday (23 February 2012), I had the opportunity to update on the developments for energy management systems through attendance at the ESTA (Energy Services and Technology Association) 10th National Conference covering automatic monitoring and targeting technologies (aM&T). One of the … Continue reading

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Statutory guidance for the Contaminated Land Regime Updated


Draft revised statutory guidance relating to the contaminated land regime in England and Wales (Part 2Aof the Environmental Protection Act 1990) has been laid before Parliament with associated regulations. The contaminated land regime under Part 2a has been in-place for … Continue reading

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Development of a common structure for Management Systems


The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has released a draft International Standard providing a common management structure for a management system, whether it is an Environmental, Quality, Information Security Management System or any other management system. There is much to be … Continue reading

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Have your say in the Sustainable Drainage Consultation


Currently, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on proposals to implement requirements for sustainable drainage systems (“SuDS”) in new and redeveloped sites in England. By reducing the rate and volume of surface runoff from developments, SuDS … Continue reading

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2010 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up


According to the final statistics from DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), the UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were estimated to be 590.4 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in the year … Continue reading

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Update on RoHS II and WEEE Directives


Yesterday, I attended an informative workshop with updates on RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) II and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directives hosted by BIS (Department of Business Innovations and Skills). The key issues for the RoHS II Directive were … Continue reading

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