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The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.

If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Phil Brennan.

RENEW065 - Specifications for domestic property air source heat pumps - 300120

This local authority would like to know:-

1. Do you have a specification for domestic property air source heat pumps?

2. If yes, would you be happy to provide/ attach as well as any other information which you feel would be helpful?

RENEW064 - Reducing embodied carbon in new buildings - 300120

This authority has included an ambition for new developments within their area to be carbon neutral as part of their climate emergency declaration. In order to build a carbon neutral building in terms of embodied carbon, all materials would need to be locally sourced from recycled products and the building would need to be timber framed.

They are interested in how others are addressing the issue of embodied carbon in construction, specifically :-

  • Whether other local authorities have a similar ambition with regard to embodied carbon?
  • How feasible others have found obtaining locally sourced and recycled materials?
  • What are the cost implications of trying to reduce the use of embodied carbon in buildings?
  • In terms of third-party construction, what methods others are using to ensure that low-carbon materials and methods of construction are considered and used and not simply cost-engineered out by developers?

Please name any private developers you have worked with who are pushing this agenda forward.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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