Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAPs)

The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) measures the energy rating of residential and commercial buildings, has been around since 1995, with updates every couple of years since then. It calculates the typical annual energy costs for rooms and space and water heating and, since 2005, lighting. CO2 emissions are also calculated. The SAP runs from 1 […]

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Not Just Drones: Real Regeneration Of Britain is About Applying The Strongest Technologies to the Remotest Places: How About Autonomous Vehicles and Ultrafast Broadband In The Remote Highlands First?

Featured Image: Development of avionics and testing for the drone Sky Hopper in the Western Isles Whatever you think about the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland debate, whatever you think about Brexit, does it ever occur to anyone that with these kinds of ‘future packages’ all we’re going to get is more of the […]

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Whatever Did Council House Tenants Do To You: 18.5m appeal/7m Evening Standard/23.5 m Government and Council Money-No Land to build on? No Homes To Be Built? (What Can We Do With 47 Million Pounds) Reversible Reactions in 2017

I think I began to realise what was wrong with the marketisation of social information when I went back to university as a part time student. Wow! I just loved psychology, literature, word and image, american poetry, culture, learning about gender and discrimination. I really did. I also wanted to feel at home there. A […]

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Art: where privileged and underprivileged can give credit to everyone: How recognition of Lubaina Himid’s painting, sculpture switches on the light

Featured image: https://player.vimeo.com/video/191454808 <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/191454808">BAM Iniva – Lubaina Himid Study Day – Lubaina &amp; Marlene Smith</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/blackartistsmodernism">Black Artists &amp; Modernism</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>”>Lubaina Himid and Marlene Smith Study Day on Vimeo Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize this year. For anyone over 40 at last time is back in joint. Because the work […]

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History Is Always A Contested Set Of Truths: Instead of News Media We Have Mosaic: Do You Believe A Word It Tells You?

Above: Local Company Experien’s Myriad Categorisation of ¬†market categories If you don’t believe a word that you hear or read, if you go through life thinking I’ll read this but I’d really like to read something that makes me feel humanly connected to the world around me. I agree. The Mosaic system of social classification […]

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One Of The Best Ever Candidates: Charmaine Roche: Wait Until She’s Sixty..You Ain’t Seen Nothing… Yet

  Sometimes, someone is so good that you want to nominate them for an award because they have an ever growing potential…as they get older…they just get better…And the judges look at the candidate and agree how wonderful they are but…they know, they haven’t yet created the category of getting better as we get older….¬† […]

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