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By using waste heat, CHP plants can reach efficiency ratings as high as 80%, compared with the efficiency of gas-fired power stations which is around 50% in the UK

edie publishes free business guide to CHP

Organisations and professionals with an interest in deploying combined heat & power (CHP) systems to reduce emissions and save on energy costs now have access to a free 'edie explains' guide which answers all of the key questions surrounding the technology.

edie explains: Combined heat & power (CHP)

This edie explains business guide, produced in association with E.ON, provides an in- depth summary of combined heat & power (CHP) systems, which convert a single fuel into both electricity and heat in one process.

Onsite generation can help businesses save money on energy bills and even generate income by selling surplus energy back into the grid

edie publishes free business guide to onsite energy generation

Organisations and professionals with an interest in producing and consuming energy at a particular location away from the grid now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which answers all of the key questions surrounding onsite generation.

edie explains: Onsite generation

This edie explains business guide, produced in association with E.ON, provides an in- depth summary of onsite generation, which allows businesses to make and use their own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid.

Balfour Beatty is also a member of the Supply Chain School, an initiative which represents a common approach to sustainability within supply chains

Balfour Beatty 'leading the way' on ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard

UK construction contractor Balfour Beatty has become the first company globally to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, which was formally published last month.

edie explains: ISO 20400

This edie explains business guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partners Action Sustainability and BSI, provides an in- depth summary of the new ISO 20400 Standard which is the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement

The business benefits of the ISO 14001 Standard will depend on several factors, including the organisation’s industry; environmental policy; products and service offerings

edie publishes free ISO 14001 guide for environmental professionals

Organisations and professionals with an interest in the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.

edie explains: ISO 14001

This edie explains business guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partner NQA, provides an in-depth summary of the ISO 14001 Standard which is used to establish and maintain a continuous level of environmental performance improvements.

The 10-page guide explains how water retail competition could be used to consolidate bills, generate significant financial savings and deliver key environmental benefits for businesses

edie launches free water retail competition guide for businesses

Organisations across the country now have access to a free, in-depth 'edie explains' guide to water retail competition, which is set to come into effect in England this April and will impact all non-domestic water users.

The six-page edie explains guide helps sustainability professionals and energy managers understand how demand response can be used to cut unnecessary energy consumption

edie launches free demand response guide for businesses

Organisations with an interest in using demand response to manage energy use now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to deploy the technology.

edie Explains Demand Response

This guide to demand response, produced in association with edie’s supporting partner Flexitricity, explores and explains demand response for energy and sustainability professionals.

ISO 50001 is available to any business of any size, but its suitability will largely depend on the energy requirements of the business

edie launches free ISO 50001 guide for energy managers

Organisations and energy managers with an interest in the ISO 50001 energy management system now have access to a free comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.

edie explains: ISO 50001

This ISO 50001 guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partner NQA, provides an in-depth summary of the ISO 50001 Standard which can be used by an organisation to establish and maintain a continuous level of energy performance improvements.

The return on investment on a complete LED retrofit is between two and three years for a typical office block

Onsite solutions: edie explains LED lighting

In the first of a brand new series investigating the costs, benefits and legislative backdrop of onsite sustainability solutions for your business, edie takes a closer look at LED lighting.

edie explains: COP21 Paris Climate Conference

From November 30th to December 11th this year, Paris will play host one of the most important climate conferences in the history of mankind. Here's everything you need to know...

Changes to ISO 14001 will help address broader environmental issues for businesses

ISO 14001 final changes will tackle 'broader environmental issues'

The ISO 14001 international standard to environment management systems has been revised in a final redraft.

edie explains: Levy Control Framework

It is widely accepted that the Government is running out of money to fund it's green energy subsidies.

edie explains: Building Management Systems (BMS)

A recent edie survey found that 56% of energy managers are focusing on Building Management Systems (BMS) this year - a 9% surge. With this in mind, we've taken a closer look at BMS (and BEMS) to find out what all the fuss is about.

edie explains: Energy Performance Contracts

With businesses facing a increasing challenge to reduce energy costs and hit carbon targets, an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) could be the ideal solution.

Edie explains: Electricity Market Reform

The cost of the Government's Electricity Market Reform (EMR) landed on some electricity bills for the first time in April, undoubtedly prompting surprise for some, as around 15% of business weren't aware of the policy at all.

edie explains: Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a comprehensive tool revolutionising the sustainable construction. But what does it look like in practice? In the latest edie explains, we find out what BIM really is, and why your business might want to use it.

Edie explains: Natural capital

It's vital to business operations, yet is ignored on the balance sheet of the vast majority of companies. In the latest edie explains, we find out what natural capital really means, and what your business should be doing about it.

Smart meters can help businesses make informed decisions to manage energy costs

Edie explains: Non-domestic smart meters

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. But what are the business benefits of using them? How expensive and complicated are they? And are you obliged to have one in your organisation? edie explains...

There are now more than 301,000 ISO 14000 certificates issued across the world

Edie explains: ISO 14001

In the latest edie explains, we take a look at ISO 14001 - the updated version of the environmental management framework outlined by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Edie explains: Renewable Heat Incentive

This week's edie explains looks at the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) - a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives suppliers of of renewable heat.

MCERTS is the Environment Agency's Monitoring Certification Scheme

Edie explains: MCERTS

The Environment Agencies Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) is designed to ensure that potential polluters are monitoring their emissions effectively. But how exactly does the Scheme work?

Any large-scale renewable electricity generator with a capacity larger than 5MW can apply for accreditation under RO.

Edie explains: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs)

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support system for renewable electricity projects across the country. In this week's 'edie explains,' we bring you everything you need to know about Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

The FIT rates vary depending on the technology, but on average a business or home can expect an annual ROI between 5-8 %

Edie explains: Feed-in Tariffs

In this week's 'edie explains' we take a look at the renewables subsidy Feed in Tariffs (FiTs). Although the small-scale focus of the scheme means it's very popular for domestic buildings, it can also benefit many SMEs.

A materiality assessment is designed to help your company analyse the impact of material issues

Edie explains: Materiality assessments

In this week's 'edie explains' we've brought together everything you need to know about materiality assessments and what they might mean for your business.

Edie explains: The EU climate talks

The European Council - 28 EU Government leaders - will meet this week (23-24 October) in Brussels to discuss and reach a final agreement on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.

Edie explains: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Improved energy efficiency could add £62bn to the UK economy according to a recent EU report, and ESOS is the UK Government's attempt to encourage best practice.


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