Questions and Answers


14 November 2017

What is blockchain and how is it relevant to sustainability?

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste?

1 November 2017

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste? If so, how can we dispose of it responsibly?

Woodburning stoves

31 October 2017

Will Sadiq Khan’s ban on woodburning stoves apply to new stoves which meet the ecodesign requirements?

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

21 October 2017

What is the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?

Deregulated water industry

10 October 2017

What does the new deregulated water industry mean for my organisation?

Wood in a biomass boiler

3 October 2017

Can we burn waste wood in a biomass boiler?

Provision of fire information

27 September 2017

I am aware that under fire safety legislation we must provide employees with comprehensible and relevant information on fire risks and associated risk control measures. What’s the best means of meeting this requirement?

Electric cars

12 September 2017

Do you think it is realistic for the Government to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040? I see very few electric cars on the road today, and their limited range makes them unsuitable for most motorists.

Precautions for removal of lead paint

17 August 2017

We have a property with wooden window frames that we wish to repaint. Our FM team has suggested that the frames may be coated with lead-based paint that would need to be removed. How can we determine if there is lead-based paint and what precautions should we be taking?

Sustainable festivals

8 August 2017

We can’t quite summon up Glastonbury’s 1300 recycling volunteers but would like to make our local summer festival more sustainable. What are the most effective actions to take?