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Data is construction’s ‘strongest ally’ in decarbonising built environment

A consortium of leading organisations and professional bodies are calling for the construction sector not to let up on its commitment to reduce its impact on climate change, as it launches the ground-breaking Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD). The project, ...

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Sustainable surcharge

New research suggests that companies are willing to pay higher rents for more sustainable corporate office space following the rise of hybrid working. Should the sustainability attributes of some buildings be enhanced to command a rent premium or should standard ...

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RICS launches new global edition of its ground-breaking Whole Life Carbon Assessment standard

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched the second edition of its ground breaking Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment (WLCA) standard. First published in 2017 for the UK’s built environment sector, this 2023 edition is ...

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RICS granted observer status for COP28

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been granted observer status for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), to be held from 30 November to 12 December at Expo City, Dubai. The institution, representing more than 134,000 ...

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Two built environment companies acquire training provider to expand UK’s green skills in the sector

Two net-zero focused companies have created a unique partnership to acquire a long-established construction training company to develop the UK’s green skills ahead of 2050. Facilities management company UK National and certification body Simply Certification have joined forces to create ...

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Leading building sector stakeholders launch Pact for Skills for Sustainable Facilities

IFMA EMEA, EU.BAC and REHVA have long championed the importance of upskilling the existing building workforce and effectively training the next generation of building professionals and have now come together to launch the Pact for Skills for Sustainable Facilities. The ...

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The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers annual FM & Built Environment dinner

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers annual livery dinner for FM and the Built Environment will take place on Tuesday 19th September 2023 at Haberdashers’ Hall in Central London. Held by the Pattenmakers every year, the Black Tie event celebrates the ...

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RICS announces European World Regional Board members

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has named its newly-recruited European World Regional Board (EWRB) members, who have been selected to best represent its professionals in Europe as it seeks to positively impact the built environment. The new board ...

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Willmott Dixon zero-carbon school wins Passivhaus award

The UK’s first Passivhaus Plus school – completed by Willmott Dixon in 2019 – has won an industry award for setting the standard for zero-carbon educational buildings. Hackbridge Primary School in the London Borough of Sutton was named winner in ...

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Industry and government urged to ramp up efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings

International consultancy and construction company, Mace, is calling on the UK construction industry and government to ramp up efforts to retrofit non-domestic buildings through a series of recommendations. The policy recommendation, included in its report ‘Transform & Renew – Making ...

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