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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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Building recruits

Harvey Gretton, Managing Director at Blayze Group offers expert advice on meeting the challenges of recruiting within the built environment The UK construction industry is facing a serious skills shortage in both professional and practical roles, with young people, ethnic ...

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TfL publishes Sustainable Development Framework to support its property development programme

Transport for London (TfL) has published its Sustainable Development Framework (SDF), which will support its property development programme as it embarks on a large number of residential, commercial, and masterplanning projects across London. The framework, which is closely aligned to ...

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The world’s first IMMUNE certified residential building unveiled in London

The world’s first residential property to be certified with the IMMUNE Building Standard™ has been unveiled in London, UK. One Palace Place in London, a luxury residential building managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the IMMUNE™ – Strong label by ...

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Digital decarbonising

Sadaf Askari, ICL Partner Business Manager at IES explains the benefits to FMs in bringing digital innovation into ESG strategies Robust ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategies are important not just to curb global warming, but to reflect an increasing ...

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UKGBC unveils first ever UK Roadmap for achieving net zero carbon built environment by 2050

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the UK Built Environment (The Roadmap) detailing the necessary actions government and industry must take to achieve net zero across the sector. The built environment ...

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