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Essay Writing Tips
02 Oct 2014

Essay Writing Tips

by Cathy Tate (Course Tutor)

Since there have been a number of requests from students regarding the technical aspects of essay writing, I thought I should post an article on this topic. Aside from using these tips in your assignment essays, I hope you can apply them to your profession one day when you are preparing your presentations for your clients. Essay writing is a valuable life skill that you will use every day from simple emails to more complex professional letters.

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Upgrading your BER (ROI) or EPC (UK)
13 Feb 2013

Upgrading your BER (ROI) or EPC (UK)

by Olga Revollo-Schmidt (Senior Tutor)

I am sure you have all come across the three letters BER or EPC more than once in the last few months and probably are familiar with what they stand for: the Energy Performance Certificate (in the UK) or Building Energy Rating (in Ireland). If you are currently looking to buy or rent a house you might have noticed that letters like D2, E1, B3 accompany each ad, be it in the paper or on the Internet. Since the 9th January of this year, the BER or EPC of any property being sold or rented must be shown when advertising it. So what is the BER/EPC and what do the letters stand for?

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