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UKGBC sets up task group to define social value

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new task group which will develop a definition of social value for the built environment sector. Despite growing interest, there is still significant confusion around social value in the context of ...

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Uncommon to become the UK’s first WELL Platinum certified co-working office

Uncommon’s newest space, Uncommon Holborn (81-87 High Holborn) opening in early 2021, has been registered for WELL Core Certification. The scheme aims to become the first Platinum Certified WELL Core office in the UK, and the UK’s first WELL Platinum ...

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Construction firms join forces to drive change for site wellbeing

National framework organisation Pagabo has partnered with health technology brand Moodbeam to look after and promote the wellbeing of everyone working on projects in the built environment through the use of wearable technology. Moodbeam One is the world’s first wearable device, ...

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Study finds lift transit chief concern among return to workplace protocols

As the UK’s workplaces gear up for a partial return to normality, major changes will be required to the way people transit through buildings. The most common fears surrounding a return to the office are commuting by public transport and ...

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Opening offices safely – CIBSE publishes ventilation and air conditioning guidance

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to ...

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UKGBC publishes social value measurement guidance

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance for the built environment sector to help de-mystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places. After the world recovers from the current crisis, social value is ...

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Building data reveals businesses can do more to cut emissions and save costs during lockdown

Businesses can do much more to cut carbon and save costs during the Covid-19 lockdown reveals latest data from Carbon Intelligence which tracked and analysed energy usage from 300 buildings during this period. Covering the commercial office, retail and hotel ...

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Knight Frank launches roadmap for re-entering the workplace post lockdown

Knight Frank has launched a roadmap to ensure that businesses are able to safely re-enter the workplace once lockdown sanctions have lifted, whilst ensuring the safety and wellness of employees and continuing to decrease the spread of Covid-19. The global ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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