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Office landlords could be set to spend up to £63 billion to achieve proposed EPC targets

New research by global real estate advisor, Savills, has revealed that UK landlords could be spending upwards of £40 per sq ft to make high cost improvements if they are to achieve the proposed legislative energy targets set to come into ...

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RICS survey shows data could be key in managing cost pressures in the FM sector

The latest RICS Facilities Management Survey has shown that despite inflationary pressures on the market, a concerted effort to improve how data is used within buildings can help improve buildings’ energy use and support businesses in decision-making. In a survey ...

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Striking a balance

Martin Passingham, Product Manager at Daikin discusses how both improved indoor air quality and a drive for increased building energy efficiency can be achieved by taking a whole-building approach to HVAC In order to improve energy efficiency, building air-tightness has ...

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CUBE competition kicks off in the UK

The real estate industry’s first competition dedicated to empowering commercial buildings to make a significant contribution to net zero, has officially launched in the UK. Since the competition was announced in June 2021, CUBE has signed up nine leading industry ...

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CIBSE Building Performance Awards winners 2022

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the 2022 Building Performance Award winners in a recent ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. Now in its 15th year, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards is the only ...

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RICS launches framework to measure how buildings perform for people, through data

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched the International Building Operation Standard (IBOS), a new framework which aims to improve building use, supporting more flexible work and puts people at the centre of decisions. RICS is providing organisations ...

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Retrofit lighting key to energy saving and carbon reduction

Retrofitting outdated lighting systems will be key to improving energy use as businesses face increasing operational costs, according to independent lighting manufacturer, Tamlite Lighting. The company’s comments come at a time when energy prices are predicted to remain high for ...

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Landsec participates in the CUBE Competition to tackle building energy use

Landsec has become the latest participant to sign up to the UK-wide CUBE Competition, designed to help landlords, building managers and occupiers improve energy efficiency in their commercial buildings through gamification and behavioural change. The UK real estate company has ...

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New research reveals lack of performance design awareness hindering decarbonisation

Greater awareness of performance-based building design could be the key to more energy-efficient buildings and rapid progression in the built environment’s contribution to the climate change fight, according to a new report by climate tech firm, IES, The City of Tomorrow ...

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Catella APAM extends partnership with Demand Logic

Specialist UK real estate asset manager, Catella APAM (APAM), has extended its partnership with Demand Logic at the Arlington Business Park in Reading for a further three years to help the business achieve its sustainability goals. Software tool Demand Logic ...

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