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UKGBC Future Leaders programme names class of 2020

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has revealed the names of 21 sustainability professionals who have been selected to embark on its Future Leaders programme 2020. Now in its seventh year, the five-month programme brings together professionals in the early ...

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Net zero carbon: UKGBC releases new energy performance targets for offices

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net zero carbon in operation. Following direct engagement with industry and analysis of the projected zero carbon energy capacity of ...

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Call for interest – BBP launches owner-occupier forum to tackle sustainability issues

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of the UK’s leading property owners who work together to improve the sustainability of the UK’s existing commercial buildings, is inviting major corporate occupiers to collaborate in a new owner-occupier forum on sustainability ...

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Central intelligence

Used properly, smart building technology can transform the efficiency of central plant systems, says Barry Jones, Operations Director at 4D Monitoring There has been a sea change of thinking at executive level, as organisations look to move away from traditional ...

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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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BCO unveils the best of the British office sector

London’s 2 Television Centre was celebrated as ‘Best of the Best’ at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) National Awards in London last night, also taking home the ‘Commercial Workplace’ award. The office was joined by six other award winners ...

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Success leads to exciting new chapter at Magenta

Magenta, the communications agency for the built environment, has opened an office in North America to support its growing client base in the region. At the same time, Jo Sutherland, who has been with the agency for four years, takes on ...

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BSRIA publishes white paper on ‘Megatrends: Globalisation’

In the last of its series of four ‘Megatrends’ white papers, BSRIA explores one of the defining issues of our age; one that affects almost every aspect of life and business, and one which is already having a big impact ...

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Built environment: FMs role in helping to achieve 2050 net zero emission target

The heatwave that has gripped Europe this summer has been linked to the impact of global warming and brings the role of the built environment in helping to slash emissions into focus. With the UK bringing in a law to ...

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