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The world’s greenest offices – people-heated Stockholm

The world’s greenest offices – people-heated Stockholm Is Stockholm’s “people-heated” office the world’s greenest commercial building? And can Scotland have one? Monday 28th October 2013 Venue Old College, Edinburgh University  Lecture Theatre 175 (far right corner of old quad opp Blackwells on South Bridge) Time 18:00 – 20:00 with Klas Johansson Kungsbrohuset is an office building with a difference. It’s heated by people. Excess body heat produced by 200 000 daily commuters in nearby Central Station is piped in, the windows let daylight in, but block out summer heat. Bike parking is state of the art and tenants are offered changingrooms with showers and lockers. Hour by hour, the building gets automatic digital weather forecast updates to adjust heating and cooling hours in advance ...Read More

Energy from Rubbish

Energy from Rubbish – Event Details Our next speaker will be Kim Olsson from NSR Helsingborg, Sweden Scotland’s new waste reduction targets look ambitious — from 2014 local authorities will have to offer households in urban areas separate food waste collection and food-related businesses will have to separate food waste for recycling (hospitals and others with less than 50kg of weekly food waste have until 2016). Regulations will bring in two different ‘landfill bans’: a ban on materials separated for recycling (from 2014); and a ban on biodegradable material (from 2021).  Can Scotland reach these green targets when newspapers reported only this week that £2m of valuable materials are being thrown into landfill or burned every day in Britain? Kim Olsson’s massive recycling plan...Read More

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