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New guide to accelerate industry action on commercial retrofit

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a guide to support industry to retrofit the UK’s poorly performing commercial buildings. From 2025, every commercial building in the UK will require an energy performance certificate (EPC) which rates its energy ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability School honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Supply Chain Sustainability School has been awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Sustainable Development. Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of ...

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Major developers to fund £5bn to address the building safety scandal

The government has revealed a wide-ranging agreement that will see industry contribute £5 billion to fund building safety repairs. In a victory for leaseholders, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has agreed a solution with the housing industry that will see ...

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IES lands place on CCS SPARK and HELGA frameworks

The built environment climate tech firm has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) SPARK and HELGA frameworks, which help the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring goods and services.Through the SPARK framework, IES ...

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Metro Building first to achieve Fitwel three-star certification

The Metro Building, in London’s Hammersmith, is the first UK building to be awarded a three-star Fitwel certification, under the Built Certified Multi-Tenant Base Building (v2.1) scorecard. Managed by independent commercial property management and building consultancy firm, Workman, on behalf ...

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UKGBC publishes framework for measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks to built assets

With mandatory requirements to disclose climate-related risks coming into force in April 2022, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a new Framework providing businesses with a consistent methodology for measuring climate-related risks across their built assets, as well ...

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Government sets deadline for developers involved in the cladding crisis to agree a plan of action

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove has issued a warning to developers that they must pay to fix the cladding crisis that they caused as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety. Gove has ...

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New research reveals lack of performance design awareness hindering decarbonisation

Greater awareness of performance-based building design could be the key to more energy-efficient buildings and rapid progression in the built environment’s contribution to the climate change fight, according to a new report by climate tech firm, IES, The City of Tomorrow ...

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UKGBC publishes building retrofit framework for local authorities

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), together with the World Green Building Council, several European Green Building Councils, Climate Alliance and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has published a framework to support local authorities to measure the impacts and wider ...

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UKGBC Future Leaders programme names class of 2022

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has revealed the names of 22 professionals who have been selected to embark on its Future Leaders programme 2022. Now in its ninth year, the five-month programme brings together high-potential professionals from across the ...

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