OS: Ordnance Survey data has been used to aid the London Borough of Haringey in the battle against climate change, as part of a scheme to map the energy efficiency of the borough’s buildings. Visitors to the Council website can see an OS MasterMap Topography Layer representation of the borough that uses a colour-coded system to clearly highlight how much energy each individual property is losing through heat.
Users can scroll around, zoom in & search for a property via either street name or postcode. Haringey Council is the first local authority in England to publish a detailed web study of energy loss and it is hoped that the project will encourage businesses and residents to consider better insulation.
Press release ~ LB Haringey – Heat Loss ~ OS MasterMap Topography Layer ~ SeeIT
TfL: Bike Week, from 16th-24th June, is the UK's annual celebration of cycling, with more than 1,500 events attracting 250,000 participants. Bike Week incorporates Bike2Work, the nationwide promotion of cycling to work.
Press release ~ Bike week ~ British Cycling ~ Everyday Cycling
Defra: Environment Minister Ian Pearson highlighted the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a 3-day workshop on moving to a low-carbon society. The workshop - Achieving a Sustainable Low-Carbon Society - was a collaboration between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and The Ministry of Environment Japan (MoEJ) to help establish the practical steps necessary to make low-carbon societies a reality.
The results from the workshop will be used to inform discussion in fora such as the G8 Dialogue Ministerial meeting and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Press release ~ Achieving a Sustainable Low-Carbon Society ~ United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ~ 2006 Japan-UK Low-Carbon Society conference ~ The Ministry of Environment Japan (MoEJ) ~ Defra: Climate change and energy - Action internationally