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Energy Saving Technologies are rapidly developing, with new, cutting-edge solutions constantly entering the market. Our blog informs about reliable and proven solutions and provides you with practical energy saving ideas and tips.

How to become an Eco-School


As awareness of environmental issues and good practices grows, more and more schools aspire to increase their green credentials. The Eco-Schools programme helps schools decrease their environmental impact, encourage a sense of ownership in their pupils, ignite behavioural change throughout the school community and provides significant recognition: The Green Flag Award. In this blog post […]

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The History of LED Lighting


The development of a groundbreaking technology In 1879 Thomas Edison patented the first commercially successful bulb. Since then, lighting technology has seen astonishing developments, LED lighting technology being one of those. While traditional light bulbs lose 90% of their energy through heat, LED lights are up to 10x more efficient, generate significant energy cost savings […]

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How to engage students in energy saving


The Carbon trust estimates that schools in the UK could save £44 million annually on energy costs, reducing their carbon footprint by 625,000 tonnes of CO2. The two main ways schools can decrease their energy costs is by a) upgrading their equipment to more energy efficient alternatives and b) convincing their staff and students to […]

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Busted: 10 Energy Saving Myths


Basic energy saving measures are mostly plain and simple, but nonetheless there are quite a few myths that endure. We at Green Capital are busting these myths and give you tips that secure real savings instead.   Myth No 1: Appliances that are not in use do not consume energy. Devices on stand by and […]

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Sustainable Tourism - UN designates 2017

Sustainable Tourism – how hotels can benefit from greater energy efficiency


2017 – International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development With the UN officially designating 2017 as the international year of sustainable tourism for development, hotels and B&Bs around the country might wonder whether it is time to go green. In this post we explore the latest trends in tourism and leisure, dive deeper into a […]

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Green Capital becomes Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier


Green Capital have just been awarded Accredited Supplier status by the Carbon Trust; a fantastic endorsement for our energy saving projects. We can now help eligible SMEs & schools claim a 30% reimbursement on energy efficiency upgrades, up to £10,000, from the Green Business Fund. The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme is the UK’s market-leading […]

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Changes to Non-Domestic RHI Payments


What is the RHI? The RHI (Renewable heat incentive) is a funding scheme by the UK government, giving financial support to households and organisations that install renewable energy technology to reduce their carbon footprint. It has been active since 2011 and, under the administration of Ofgem, instigated 65,000 installations by the end of 2016, with […]

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How will the general election affect your energy efficiency goals?


With the general election drawing near, all parties involved have released their manifestos to convince voters of their policies and plans. As an energy saving company, we have a vested interest in how the election result will affect our clients. Consequently, we have taken the time to review the party’s green policies and how they […]

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Is Artificial Lighting Killing Your Productivity?


Lighting – then and now Much has changed since the day when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. In most parts of the world, lighting is no longer a luxury but has become part of everyday life. Especially at the workplace, lights are often switched on all day. According to the Office for National Statistics […]

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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) explained


Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and hot water from a single, local generator. The heat produced in the generation of electricity is captured and used to provide hot water at no extra cost. When compared to the traditional model of receiving electricity from the grid and operating an additional […]

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