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Construction News: Work to expand Markham due to start

In January, the Government announced Markham Vale was to receive £14.2 million to turn the former Seymour Colliery site into prime economic land with the potential to create more than 2,000 more jobs in the area following a bid drawn-up by the county council and submitted through the Sheffield City Region's Enterprise Zone. Added to a £12.5m contribution from the county council's private sector developer Henry Boot Developments Ltd, the cash will: Unlock a further 81 acres of land which already has outline planning permission for development Generate a further estimated £82 million of private sector investment Create capacity to bring an estimated 2,100 jobs to the area Carry out earthworks to prepare the ground for development plots capable of generating up to around 145,000 square metres of commercial floor space, as well as putting the relevant infrastructure in place for gas, electricity and water services. Widen

Industry heavyweights invest in world leading Ecobuild

Industry heavyweights invest in world leading Ecobuild Over 44,500 attended the 2014 Ecobuild Event Reinforcing its position as the world’s leading event for sustainable design and construction, Ecobuild announces big brands investing in the 2015 event (3rd to 5th March 2015, ExCeL London). Travis Perkins, Kingspan Insulation, Scotscape, Mapei, ACO, Polypipe, David Ball Group and Velfac are amongst the industry giants now signed up, as well as fresh face Wavin. “As the UK’s leading supplier of water management, plumbing, heating and drainage systems for the building, construction and utilities markets, it is important that we align ourselves with major events that address the topics affecting the industry,” commented Mike Shaw, Head of Marketing at Wavin. “Ecobuild brings together the key decision makers across the industry to debate these topics, therefore offering the ideal opportunity for Wavin to showcase its products, services and sustainability messages.”

Union Foam at Mostra Convegno in Milan

Union Foam, manufacturers of the Eurobatex pipe insulation range, were once again a participant in the 39th Mostra Convegno Expo in Milan held in March this year. Press Release:  39th Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, Fiera Milano, 18-21 March 2014 MCE 2014: 156,000 trade visitors from Europe to Pacific Islands have found the very best in the Italian and international plumbing, heating and sanitary ware industries The exhibition has closed with record results, confirming its world leadership in diverse industry sectors, including residential and commercial installations, air-conditioning, and renewable energy. Milan, 21 March 2014 – MCE-Mostra Convegno Expocomfort has solidified its position at the heart of companies’ business strategy dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and, renewable energy. An international showcase, that has closed today the 39th MCE registering an all-time best for attendance figures, notwithstanding a critic


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Gross greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by almost 10% in Scotland

Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Committee on Climate Change announced in its latest report. Emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011 – the latest year for which data is available – compared with 6.9% in the UK as a whole. In particular there were large reductions of over 20% in the power and residential sectors, and almost 15% reduction in the public sector in 2011. While much of this reduction was due to the weather, and a switch from coal fired electricity generation to nuclear and renewable sources, it also reflected good progress investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Despite a reduction in emissions, Scotland narrowly missed the legislated annual target of 53.4 MtCO2e by around 0.8 MtCO2e. This is as a result of recent improvements to the method of calculating estimated emissions (Scottish greenhouse gas inventory) which resulted in an addition of 1.2 MtCO2e to 2