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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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BESA offers guidance on essential building maintenance and shutdown procedures during the coronavirus crisis

In response to the coronavirus crisis which has created “unprecedented challenges” for building owners and maintainers, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has released a detailed guidance on how buildings can be managed and maintained effectively during the coming weeks ...

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Magenta publishes guide on communicating with remote teams

To support organisations communicating with remote workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, communications agency for the built environment, Magenta, has launched an informative guide. The guide follows the Government recommendation that people work from home wherever possible and includes top tips ...

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Built environment professional bodies pledge to tackle climate change

Twenty-five built environment professional bodies in membership of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) together with the UK Green Building Council, the Edge and the University College of Estate Management have pledged to work together to tackle climate change. They have ...

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Blowing hot and cold

Giles Korner, Head of Smart Buildings at engineering consultancy HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, explains how the latest technologies can improve environmental conditions for building occupants The design of buildings is becoming more focused on the wellbeing of occupants, creating ...

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CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020 winners

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the 2020 Building Performance Award winners in a recent ceremony held at the at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. A new focus on renovation and renewal emerged at the 2020 CIBSE ...

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UKGBC launches catalogue of net zero case studies

The UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) catalogue of net zero case studies, profiling projects that demonstrate innovative approaches that align with UKGBC’s net zero carbon buildings framework is now live on the organisations’ website. Following the launch of the Net ...

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Amey calls for urgent action to decarbonise energy and heating

Amey has published its second energy white paper on its thinking around future technology challenges for the UK infrastructure market and the challenge of achieving Net Zero by 2050. Focusing on the need for urgent, wide-ranging action across the public ...

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BSRIA and IWFM sign MoU

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) formalising the organisations’ relationship. The agreement outlines how BSRIA and IWFM will work cooperatively to improve the ...

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UKGBC Future Leaders programme names class of 2020

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has revealed the names of 21 sustainability professionals who have been selected to embark on its Future Leaders programme 2020. Now in its seventh year, the five-month programme brings together professionals in the early ...

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