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WiredScore launches global certification for smart buildings

The company behind the internationally recognised digital connectivity rating scheme for real estate, WiredScore, has launched a new certification for smart buildings aimed at providing clarity, definition and measurement for the growing smart building industry. SmartScore certification was developed in response ...

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Building owners and developers who capitalise on health & wellbeing will benefit in post-pandemic world

A new report from JLL highlights the key trends over the next five years that developers and building owners will need to address to meet the radically altered needs of occupiers, who have been forced to re-think their relationship to ...

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FUTURE Designs receives first IMMUNE Building Standard certification in the world for an industrial building

FUTURE Designs, the UK based designer and manufacturer of luminaires and bespoke lighting solutions, has obtained the first IMMUNE Building Standard certification in the world for an industrial building, awarded by the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI). The factory ...

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UKGBC names UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors

A number of influential property leaders have been appointed as UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors, mobilised to fight climate change ahead of the United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. The construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure is ...

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CIBSE appoints new CEO

Ruth Carter has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Carter will take over the reins from Stephen Matthews who retires after 15 years in the role at the organisation’s ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability School continues to positively impact UK built environment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, a multi-award-winning initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains, has released its Impact Report, which surveyed over one thousand of its members across the country, to get their thoughts on what ...

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Built environment to collaborate on Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project

Four new task groups and a Steering Group which will support the development of the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment have been announced by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). The Roadmap, announced in December, aims ...

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UKGBC releases new guidance for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting Guidance for Net Zero Carbon Buildings. The guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets ...

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Driving change for a safer future

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has launched an industry-wide consultation into a new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), to gather the views on the Code before it is formally launched later this year. The new Code addresses the ...

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CIBSE Building Performance Awards showcase UK expertise

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) celebrated its global influence at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards with international schemes scooping four out of five of the Project of the Year categories. A spectacular example is The House ...

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