Why should parks and green spaces survive and even thrive amidst this economic disaster? Dave Tibbatts from charity GreenSpace investigates the social and ecomonic benefits of green spaces

Heat pump technology is an essential part of the mix to reduce carbon emissions and meet renewable energy obligations, writes the Heat Pump Association

With homes producing over a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions, the onus on reducing their carbon footprint has never been greater, writes the National Insulation Association

The skills that an outsourced debt collection agency can bring to the public sector are increasingly proving their worth says Dr Roger Lucas, president of the Credit Services Association

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association explains your duties when it comes to premises that may contain asbestos

Richard Rugg, head of public sector at the Carbon Trust, looks at the opportunity for public sector organisations to cut carbon and make £1 billion worth of energy savings in the process

Daniel Hawtin of The Shredding Alliance explains secure document disposal, discusses how choosing the right supplier can save time and money, and evaluates the methods available

The Environment Agency has been pioneering new tests for flood defence products which could protect homes across the UK. Tony Andryszewski, the Agency’s flood manager, explains further

The Westminster Collection’s Early Bird Venue Showcase will allow event organisers to meet face-to-face with 50 representatives from diverse and quality venues in London

What is occupational stress and what exactly should employers be assessing? Andrew Baird, lecturer in Ergonomics at the University of Derby, investigates

The Professional Planning Forum's Paul Smedley uncovers the secrets of five recent successful customer contact stories and finds that it’s not the technology but how it’s used

How can we take a positive attitude to the current socio-economic climate we are experiencing? Ann McCracken, Chair of the International Stress Management Association looks at ways to cope with stress

Leeds and surrounding West Yorkshire have enjoyed a surge in development, making the area a great choice for conference venues that suit all requirements and budgets

Creative conferencing can be found in NewcastleGateshead with world-class festivals and attractions at its heart

Giuliano Digilio, head of Technical Services at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, discusses the importance of PAT testing

Gail Le Coz, chief executive of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association, explains the risks and benefits of investing in money market funds

What does the British Safety Industry Federation do and why should you be concerned?

Alan Aldridge, executive director of the Energy Services and Technology Association looks at how the Comprehensive Spending Review will affect the opportunities for savings

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