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Green building council publishes guidance for LA’s on new commercial buildings

New guidelines have been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to help local authorities drive up the sustainability of new commercial buildings. The Commercial Playbook shares policy recommendations for local authorities for new non-domestic buildings, such as offices, ...

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New IFMA research advisory committee focuses on the future of FM

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has created a new Research Advisory Committee to help reshape the built environment through a future-oriented research agenda. This international panel of multidisciplinary subject matter experts will reshape the built environment to improve both ...

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Mitie named a Construct Zero Business Champion

Mitie has been named a Business Champion for the Construct Zero Performance Framework, the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) initiative to ensure construction and facilities management businesses play a bigger role in helping decarbonise Britain’s built environment. The Construct Zero Performance ...

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The built environment industry join forces to reduce onsite emissions from construction plant and equipment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) is leading the way for the UK’s built environment to drastically reduce onsite emissions to air generated from plant and equipment which are harmful to human health and the planet. The Plant Commitment Charter was developed ...

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Bidding launched for £1.6bn Civils and Infrastructure framework

National framework provider Pagabo has launched bidding for suppliers to join its brand-new, £1.6 billion Civils and Infrastructure framework. Set to go live at the start of 2022, the framework will run for four years and will allow local authorities ...

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Creating the world’s smartest university campus

The University of Birmingham in partnership with Siemens is seeking to create the smartest university campus in the world. By combining digital sensor and analytics technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralised energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ ...

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Applications for UKGBC’s Future Leaders 2022 programme are now open

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of its prestigious Future Leaders Programme, seeking to attract a select group of the best and brightest minds in the built environment to focus on critical issues ...

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Smart Buildings Show is back for 2021

The UK’s cornerstone Smart Buildings Show returns for its largest event to-date, as the free-to-attend conference and exhibition takes place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021. With more exhibitors and content than ever before. Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s ...

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Built environment is not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock

The latest annual sustainability report produced by RICS and World Built Environment Forum has revealed while the built environment is going in the right direction, it is still not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock. The 2021 report, which ...

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Willmott Dixon to deliver £9m Broadland Food Innovation Centre

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver the £9.1m Broadland Food Innovation Centre, a joint partnership between Broadland District Council and the New Anglia LEP. The new centre will be at the heart of the Food Enterprise Park outside Norwich ...

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