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Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company

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Hiring an asbestos abatement company, and not doing it yourself, is the wisest and safest decision when it comes to removing asbestos from any residential, commercial or public building. Asbestos abatement companies will properly test for the toxic mineral, follow strict regulations and processes, and carry the right abatement removal equipment to keep them, others and you safe from exposure. The Asbestos Abatement guide assists with this.

Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. They connect visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease, all at no cost. They research the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, and maintain relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment.

Their free services include: providing literature on asbestos and related diseases; providing access to our on-staff nurse; matching patients up with qualified doctors in their area; managing a support group for asbestos victims and their families; helping veterans receive VA benefits for asbestos diseases; educating the public about Social Security disability and legal options; and much more.

 

 

The Retrofit Pattern Book

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The Retrofit Pattern Book is bringing tried and tested retrofit techniques out into the open. This online guide allows designers and manufacturers to show their best practice details to others, at the same time opening up the possibility that refinements and incremental improvements might be discussed and suggested by peers.

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National Trust – Fit for the Future

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The National Trust is on a mission to make greater use of renewables and energy efficiency in its properties. At its Fit for the Future conference in 2012, the Trust began a process of sharing what it has learnt. The video below is just one example of the Trust’s on-going work of dissemination. 

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Passive House Association of Ireland

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The Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI) works to increase awareness of the benefits of low energy design and Passive House Principles across the Irish construction industry.

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The Green Register

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The Green Register is an independent, self-funded and not-for-profit organisation whose principal goal is to promote sustainable building practices across all disciplines of the construction industry.

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Low Energy House

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The Low Energy House website sets out to highlight the principles of low energy house design in new-build and existing dwellings and showcases the increasing variety of exciting renewable energy technologies that reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Ground Source Heat Pump Association

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The Ground Source Heat Pump Association provides information on Ground Source Heat Pumps via a telephone helpline and website and from time to time produces presentations to promote the industry to key audiences.

Green Gauge Trust

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Green Gauge’s mission is to mainstream the knowledge and skills for cost-effective low energy, low carbon buildings in the UK

COIN

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COIN is a charity which directly engages the public about climate change. COIN inspires lasting changes in attitudes and behaviour through the use of innovative action learning methods and by assisting people to communicate their own messages to their peers.

ClimateX

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Oxfordshire ClimateXChange is a climate change engagement and action project led by the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. It started in 2006 with the support of many partners across Oxfordshire, and now operates to engage and inspire action on climate change within specific sectors in Oxfordshire.