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Combat climate change

Climate change is affecting us all, with incidents of extreme snowfall, wind and flooding in recent years still fresh in our minds. Gibbons Group, in …

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What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?

14 November 2014 by <b>Carl Brennand</b><p>Non-domestic buildings are responsible for a fifth of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. As part of …

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3 energy-efficiency incentives you need to know about

In accordance with the 2008 Climate Change Act, the government aims to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from 1990 figures) by …

Two very good reasons to invest in energy-efficient equipment

Two very good reasons to invest in energy-efficient equipment now<p>10 November 2014 by <b>Carl Brennand</b><p>There are plenty of positive signs that the …

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Why you must act now on carbon reduction

Carbon reduction has always been important but with the introduction of legislation to govern carbon output, failure to act could affect your …

See for yourself how ABB drives boost energy efficiency

Video: See for yourself how ABB drives improve energy efficiency<p>19 November 2014 by <b>Carl Brennand</b><p>You may have heard a lot about the benefits of …

Is Christmas in London better than Christmas in New York?

Which is the best Christmas city, the Big Apple or the Big Smoke? Londoner-in-New-York Tom Cowell puts them to the test<p>The two greatest Christmas cities in the world? Without question: New York and London. Where on earth could you have a more Christmassy time?<p>Rome is clogged with celibates. …

'Tis the season! From KFC in Japan to Caganers in Catalonia – how Christmas is celebrated across the world

Will you be in Japan this Christmas? Then prepare to eat fried chicken. Or in Germany? Tell your children to put their shoes out, not stockings. How …

'Tis the season! 11 Extraordinary London Christmas Photos Show Celebrations Then And Now

These extraordinary images of London bring together the past and present, showing Christmas celebrations in the capital then and now.<p>The pictures, …

Wishing you a very retro Christmas! Real candles in the 1900s, a tinsel takeover in the '50s and fake snow flocking in the '60s - we reveal how trees have changed through the years

From real candles in the 1900s, a tinsel takeover in the '50s and drifts of fake snow drifts in the '60s - how trees have changed down the decades<p>For …

Pogues could enjoy fairytale Christmas No 1 thanks to digital streaming

It's been called the greatest Christmas song of all time but has never topped the seasonal chart. Now the arrival of digital streaming could help …

The Christmas cul-de-sac: Neighbours join forces to transform residential close into winter wonderland

• <b>A group of residents have transformed a cul-de-sac in Hedge End, Hampshire, with thousands of lights</b>• <b><br>With six-foot snowmen and dancing reindeer, the</b> …

Why some people choose to work on Christmas Day

<b>While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, or at least eating and drinking too much, spare a thought for those people who will still be going to work.</b><p>For while we'll be at home struggling to assemble a child's present, or wondering how early we can open the fizz, some workers will be …

12 festive phrases that should be banned

Tis the season to be jolly annoyed by irritating Christmas-speak. Michael Hogan takes aim at 12 of the very worst examples ...<p><b>1. “X more sleeps until…”</b><p>Nobody actually said this as a child. Doing so as an adult is unforgivable. It’s part of the ickle-wickle infantilisation, cutesification of …

Ice hotel opens in Swedish Lapland – in pictures

The 25th Icehotel has just opened for the 2014/15 season in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland. Carved from 1,600 tonnes of snow and ice, the hotel features 16 artist-designed suites, a bar and theatre.

19 Christmas Cards That Will Put Yours To Shame

'Tis the season for hilarious family photos.

Beard Baubles are the most hipster gift this holiday season

LONDON — Expect beards bedecked with baubles this month.<p>London ad agency, Grey London, is struggling to keep up with orders for their new packets of …

15+ Dogs And Cats That Destroyed Christmas

Your cat or dog might be the most adorable and innocent creature in the world, but when the holiday season comes around, they can suddenly become …

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Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in

Since its debut in 1990, <i>Home Alone</i> has become as much a part of the Christmas cinematic ritual as <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>. But unlike that uplifting …

Don't want to be alone! Real-life Monty finds soul-mate as breath-taking photos show penguin's desperate search for love

• <b>Stunning images of penguins were captured by Canadian tourist Adam Gibbs during his visit to Devil's Island</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Photos show lonely male penguin hopping</b> …

What to serve vegetarians at Christmas

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HVAC system sizing: make the right choices

In our experience, many commercial buildings are fitted with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that are incorrectly-sized to …

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Why are my HVAC coils corroded?

24 October 2014 by <b>Carl Brennand</b><p>HVAC coil corrosion can be a costly problem for building managers, and it can strike at any time – from a matter of …

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