Environmental Focus

  • Foster’s latest technology generates further massive energy savings

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Foster Refrigerator has launched its Eco range of Premier and Pro Cabinets, which offers a staggering 47% saving in energy usage compared to the ranges a year ago when they were already top of the class.Once again, Foster’s innovative design and engineering team have developed significant advancements in technology which generate huge energy and carbon reductions at no extra cost […]
  • Sustainability – The Ongoing Journey

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Considering that the vast majority of people are in agreement that we should be aiming for a more sustainable future, it’s amazing how much controversy this burning issue has already created. For a start, the one thing that becomes obvious when you begin to engage in discussions about green issues is that everyone has their own ideas about what it […]
  • Sun Lite reduces the need for artificial lighting

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Keylite Sun Lite™ provides specifiers and housebuilders with a source of daylight in challenging areas. Lighting is the most visible building system, which directly affects the aesthetics and image of a building and business, not to mention being responsible for affecting mood, comfort, productivity and health and safety of a building’s occupants. Sometimes a conventional Keylite Roof Window may not […]
  • Vulcana gas heaters cut school and temporary classroom heating costs

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Vulcana Kestrel room-sealed gas heaters are ideal for schools because they do not use air from the classroom to support combustion, so maintain warmth and high air quality, even on the coldest days. Most Kestrel heaters have an integral thermostat, with all controls inside a lockable compartment, and can be supplied in cool case versions or with protective guards to […]
  • Young environmentalists win top green award

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Five young people from Walton High School, Milton Keynes, will be on their way to Prague next year to represent their country at the third annual Youth Eco-Parliament.Valpak, the UK’s leading compliance scheme, ran a competition to select a group of young people aged between 14 and 16 to represent the UK at this esteemed event. As part of their […]
  • Energy Efficiency

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Schools need to lead and inspire pupils so that we all make an effort to reduce global warming. This brief note relates to the reduction of current flue gas energy wastage which some people do not consider important. This view is unfortunate since the recovery of this energy is really vital!The majority of schools use gas boilers for their space […]
  • Energy conservation in the education sector

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Education Today discusses energy conservation in the education sector with Martin Fry; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, City University Chairman, Energy Services and Technology Association, Advisor to the Carbon TrustQ) Energy conservation is now a vital issue globally. How would you recommend that schools approach the subject in order to fully engage students? A) It is vital that schools […]
  • Europanel ticks all the right boxes

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Eurobond has re-launched the Europanel composite panel system, with a new emphasis on its proven credentials in low environmental impact and fire performance. The ‘total wall’ solution is designed to be integrated with glazing and louvre components from partner manufacturers. Europanel has a proven low environmental impact. Independent research shows that from ‘cradle to cradle’ Europanel has a carbon footprint […]
  • Smile with Lotus

    By Education Today on July 1, 2007
    A pioneering environmental initiative by Lotus Professional is set to help local authorities improve their green credentials by creating a zero ‘paper-footprint’ from their selection of washroom paper products. The first initiative of its kind in the industry in the UK, ‘Smile’ will enable the public sector to be even more proactive on recycling and the environment.With increasing pressure on […]
  • New technology to save African environment

    By Education Today on July 1, 2007
    The Haileybury Youth Trust (HYT) is helping to pioneer a new technology which will revolutionise the building of schools and houses in Africa and have a significant impact on climate change. The HYT has embarked on a project in Uganda, promoting a construction technology called an interlocking stabilised soil block (ISSB) that has the potential to change the way houses […]