Author Archives: Linton Hartfield

BluePrint Energy Auditing Tool

by Carbon Descent BluePrint is Carbon Descent’s latest software solution in the low carbon sector. It is both a tablet PC application for collecting data during site visits and a desktop program for developing recommendations and producing automated reports. My … Continue reading

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Carbon reduction targets – looking forwards or backwards?

This entry looks at modelling the 34% 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target set to an adjusted CO2 only 2005 baseline. The target adjustment formula is given below: The UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990 to 2005 Annual Report for submission … Continue reading

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Server room temperature myth busting – energy savings, disk failure and temperature

Saving energy in server rooms is often the last area tackled in large office environments. This may be due to a lack of understanding about what can be done to save energy and also due to barriers created by out … Continue reading

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Should urban and rural local authorities have the same CO2 reduction target?

Following on from my Blog entry ‘Setting carbon reduction targets – What does 34% mean for housing, workplaces and transport’, this blog adds to the discussion around the suitability of different Local Authorities to uniform target setting, I’ll be asking … Continue reading

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Choosing the best strategy for energy and carbon reduction in medium and large organisations

Energy Audits, Energy Service Companies (ESCo), Partnered Energy Efficiency Programs (PEEP) The intention of this blog is to start some discussion on the best way for medium to large business and government to reduce their built environment carbon emissions. Each … Continue reading

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Setting carbon reduction targets – What does 34% mean for housing, workplaces and transport?

The Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP) is the central government plan for meeting and exceeding the carbon budget targets outlined in the Climate Change Act. Although it was published before the election the policies within it have largely been retained … Continue reading

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Global Cycle Solutions interview, Tanzania

Interview with Jodie Wu, President and CEO, and Daniel Mokrauer-Madden, Logistics Manager 27 December 2010 Interviewers: Linton Hartfield and Felicity Hartfield LH: What is Global Cycle Solutions? JW: GCS is a social enterprise and what we are doing is developing … Continue reading

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What emissions have UK Local Authorities been measuring against? NI186

The Climate Change Act 2008 establishes a long-term framework to tackle climate change. The act aims to encourage the transition to a low-carbon economy in the UK through unilateral legally binding emissions reduction targets. This means a reduction of at … Continue reading

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