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Latest version of WELL Building Standard – WELL v2 – has launched

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard brings with it a suite of enhancements, products and services that reimagine how you engage with ...

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BSRIA publishes new guide on Handover and O&M Manuals

BG 70/2020 is the latest guide to be published by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) covering the various documentation delivered and activities carried out at handover of a building, with particular focus on operating and maintenance (O&M) ...

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Hybrid home-office working model is changing CEOs long term plans for offices

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of UK CEOs believe there will be an enduring shift towards low density office usage, with the the move towards remote collaboration resulting in long-term changes to office accommodation strategies. This is according to ...

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Two thirds of property industry workers expect a pay rise within the next 12 months

Despite Coronavirus setbacks impacting the economy two thirds (66.7 per cent) of property professionals still expect to receive a pay rise from their employer in the next 12 months, despite the country going into a recession as a result of ...

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World Green Building Council celebrates milestone in Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced that the total number of signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment has reached 100, marking a doubling of participation in the programme in just over one year. The Commitment is ...

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Dinner date

Sebastian Gray, Director at energy management consultancy 2EA and incoming Chair of the Rumford Club explains the benefits for those working within the built environment and engineering services sector of joining the social dining and debate club For professionals working ...

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UKGBC launches social value consultation

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation to canvas views of property and construction professionals on a definition of social value for the built environment sector. The definition will help to set a standard of ambition for ...

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Government publishes landmark Bill to improve building safety

Yesterday (20 July), saw the government publish its landmark Bill, which is set to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. Published in draft form, the Building Safety Bill will improve regulations as the government seeks to ...

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CIBSE offers guidance on the changing sustainability agenda

Green building

CISBE has updated its 2007 guide on sustainability, which outlines the principles for sustainability for engineers, wherever they practice and wherever projects and designs are undertaken. The updated Guide L: Sustainability  explores the actions that building services engineers should take to ...

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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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