UK energy solution, building site noise dangers & fighting false alarms

  • 30 Sep 2014

 UK energy solution, building site noise dangers & fighting false alarms

Offshore Wind Works poster campaign starts in UK

Travelling on the London Underground regularly and couldn’t help noticing a massive poster campaign telling us that ‘Offshore Wind Works’ and is the key to self-sustaining energy in the UK. We are already the world leader in offshore wind, with more capacity in operation than the rest of the world combined.

However, wind power is still controversial and some say it is a gigantic costly folly. I have included a great ‘myth-busting’ video on the subject. Take a look and join in the debate. I will include your comments alongside the video.

I have tinnitus so a new infographic on deafness and tinnitus caused by excessive noise on building sites caught my eye. Litigation on this is becoming more common too – so do take a look.

Talking of noise, one of my pet hates is false alarms from cars and buildings. So I welcome AlarmCalm from Advanced which offers a solution.

 

Buildingtalk announces its support for Bounce Back, a great charity that helps ex-offenders gain painting and decorating skills and jobs. They have dramatically reduced the re-offending rate – which is good news them and for the community.

 

 

And a final reminder to register for Timber Expo at the NEC next week, especially the highly successful Buyers & Specifiers Forum.

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Will offshore wind power be the key to UK self-sustaining energy?

 

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David Cameron offers 100,000 under 40’s to get 20% off new homes if they vote for him – good idea or not?

 

Labour new ‘war on cold homes’ GreenDeal interest free loans for energy efficiency on 1m homes – will this work?

 

350m year old volcano under Stoke-on-Trent to create £52m Geothermal District Heating network

 

Revival in construction helps drive the biggest drop in UK Graduate unemployment for 15 years

 

How Green Buildings impact health, well-being & productivity – download report

 

Growing our way out of climate change by building with hemp and wood fibre

 

Solar panels could slash £425m a year from energy bills by 2030 & boost the economy by £25.5bn according to study

 

IKEA to sell UK solar panels in eight countries in Europe to get 100% of its own energy through renewables by 2020

 

Buildingtalk wants your suggestions for a construction industry Election Manifesto

 

UK is now a top 10 nation for infrastructure investing – latest report from  

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