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BDO report finds most efficient and sustainable office buildings attract higher than average service charges

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has identified in its latest benchmarking report that offices with an ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’ Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) certification had total service charge costs that were 26 per cent higher than ...

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Launch of new wireless BMS sensors brings advantages to changing building landscape

Siemens has introduced three new wireless room sensors as part of its ongoing development of the company’s expanding IoT range. Wireless technology has moved on significantly in recent years and is once again starting to become a popular option in ...

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The role of plumbing and heating in successful retrofit and renovation

As the UK progresses on the road to net-zero, RWC’s Richard Bateman, Product Marketing Manager for Plumbing and Heating, explores the importance of retrofit and renovation – and why heating and plumbing installers have a leading role to play. There ...

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4 Levers paving the way for sustainable operations

Sustainability is a must-have for corporate planners today as they face increasing pressure to decarbonise from consumers, regulators, and their own corporate partners. In fact, 86% of business leaders view sustainability strategies as investments in business stability. Bringing existing operations ...

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Over a third of businesses admit they haven’t begun to actively reduce emissions

Analysis of today’s ONS Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) by Reconomy Group, a leading global circular economy specialist, has revealed over a third of businesses are yet to take meaningful action on reducing emissions. Despite the climate emergency and ...

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NABERS UK Energy for Offices now includes whole building and tenancy ratings

The NABERS UK Energy for Offices rating scheme has been expanded by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and will now include Whole Building and Tenancy ratings. These two additional ratings have joined the NABERS UK Base Buildings rating and complete ...

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CABE and CIBSE events to come together in ‘Building Performance Week’

CIBSE’s Build2Perform and CABE’s NEW Built Environment LIVE will take place together at London’s ExCeL in December 2023. Featuring free to attend discussions and presentations on key issues impacting building services and the wider performance of the Built Environment. The ...

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Cautious welcome for government’s building energy efficiency plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5 billion on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings. The Association said the investment “could be an ...

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Commercial rented properties heading for energy efficiency crunch

Thousands of commercial landlords could end up with costly ‘stranded assets’ once new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation for buildings comes into effect next month. From 1 April 2023, it will no longer be legal to let a property ...

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BEMS sector valued at £835m in 2022

Data from the Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) latest Market Information Service (MIS) report has estimated that the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) sector is now worth around £835.8 million to the UK economy. This represents an increase of eight ...

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