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Places for London inspiring the next generation to work in the built environment

Places for London (Transport for London’s wholly owned commercial property company) has teamed up with Construction Youth Trust on its educational engagement programme to inspire the next generation to work in the built environment, which encompasses both the construction and ...

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Helvar HQ achieves Gold level WELL Certification

Helvar, a specialist provider of intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions has announced that its Helvar HQ – Recertification project has achieved WELL Certification™ at the Gold level. The WELL Certification™ is a globally recognised standard for advancing health and wellbeing ...

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BCIS launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ Cost and Carbon Materials Database

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched a Cost and Carbon Materials Database to help the built environment sector make better informed decisions for their budgets and the environment. Said to be the “first-of-its-kind”, the new database is fully ...

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Experts call for regulation of embodied carbon emissions in construction

Leading construction industry and built environment experts from 11 organisations are calling on political party leaders to make manifesto commitments for embodied carbon regulation in the UK. UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institution of ...

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Comprehensive guide to green buildings is released

IT cyber security and networking company, OryxAlign, has released a new guide, tailored for construction professionals, facilities managers and commercial real estate managers, to help them navigate the complexities of green certifications, offering insights into creating sustainable, healthy and secure ...

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EBSSA unveils work to codify competences and standards for industry

The Engineering and Building Services Skills Authority (EBSSA) is inviting multiple installer disciplines to begin codifying standards and competences for the sector. This initiative is part of wider industry and government efforts to ‘raise the bar’ on individual competence within ...

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Decarbonisation of real estate hindered by “lack of alignment” between owners and occupiers

According to a new report from the Urban Land Institute C Change programme, progress on the decarbonisation of real estate portfolios is being held back by a lack of understanding and collaboration between property owners and occupiers. It states if ...

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New HSE campaign emphasises legal duties to manage asbestos

Buildings that people use in their daily lives, such as workplaces, schools and hospitals are the focus of a new campaign to keep people safe from asbestos. Launched at the beginning of this week ‘Asbestos: Your Duty’ aims to improve ...

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Diversity survey reveals ongoing challenges for ethnic minorities in built environment sector

The Sustainability Tool, in collaboration with the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme, has unveiled the outcomes of the largest-ever employee diversity survey in the UK, which has become a crucial annual fixture in the built ...

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Circularity could reduce 75% of embodied emissions in built environment

The construction sector’s carbon dioxide emissions – from building to real estate to infrastructure – can be reduced by up to 75 per cent or 4 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050 through the establishment of a circular economy. This ...

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