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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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Report analyses role of FM in sustainability and social value

Active Workplace Solutions, a bespoke workplace specialist, has launched ‘Sustainability in facilities management: A Holistic View’, a report exploring sustainability within the built environment. The report analyses how the FM sector can impact wider environmental, social and economic goals, and ...

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Is London’s skyline set to bloom?

A planning application has been submitted to the City of London Corporation for The Tulip, a unique 305.3-metre-high visitor attraction which would be sited next to 30 St Mary Axe, also known as The Gherkin. This project is proposed by J. ...

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Royal visit for RICS at 150

The Queen visited the RICS London headquarters yesterday (20 November), as part of the organisation’s 150th year anniversary celebrations. During the visit the Queen, Patron of the RICS, toured the building meeting with members of the profession; RICS staff including ...

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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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Smart Buildings Show 2018 announces industry-leading conference programme

Smart Buildings Show 2018 which takes place on the 7-8 November at the Barbican, London is the largest UK event dedicated to smart commercial buildings. After last year’s inaugural event, Smart Buildings Show has doubled in size and is set ...

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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ property service charges

RICS has launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases. The launch of the RICS professional Statement ...

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Trade associations secure historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and ...

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LEGO, JustGiving and TransferWise confirmed to support Workplace Week 2018 in aid of Children in Need

Marking its seventh consecutive year, Workplace Week London 2018 – brainchild of global change management firm Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) – will take place the week commencing 12th November 2018. More than 20 organisations, including 10 debutants, have confirmed their ...

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