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The latest green buildings may be designed for sustainability, but the embodied carbon produced in their construction shouldn’t be overlooked. Shane Betts, Head of Corporate Business, Integral makes the case for retrofitting existing buildings instead When we think about sustainable ...

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UKGBC publishes insights into measurement and reporting of climate risks to physical assets

The UKGBC has published a landmark review of the strategies and processes that asset-owners can use to adapt and enhance their climate resilience. As buildings, infrastructure and physical assets around the world face increasing risk from more frequent and severe ...

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Europe not yet on track to deliver a climate neutral built environment by 2050 says WorldGBC

Yesterday (24 May), marked one year since the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a bold new policy plan, the EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, to help the European Union accelerate total decarbonisation of buildings and construction — the ...

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Taking a whole-life approach to asset management

It’s been well documented that a whole life asset management approach to a building’s maintenance and management can build value, reduce liabilities, and reduce costs. What initiatives and innovations can the built environment take to support a more strategic approach ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability School continues to positively impact a sustainable UK built environment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, a multi-award-winning initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains, has released its 2023 Impact Report.  The report surveyed over one thousand of its members across the country to get their ...

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UKGBC launches biodiversity guidance for the built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance to empower the built environment to deliver Biodiversity Net Gain. According to the UKGBC, alongside the climate crisis, we face an “ecological crisis” in which biodiversity in the UK is ...

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Equans launches Smartr digital platform

Equans has launched a new advanced digital platform to drive efficiencies and help accelerate decarbonisation efforts across the built environment. The Smartr platform connects and integrates data from across a building or estate to provide a complete overview of a ...

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UK organisations are ‘sleepwalking’ towards a building retrofit crisis

  This is the warning from a new report The Role of Retrofitting our Non-Domestic Buildings in the Race to Net Zero, by Ridge and Partners LLP, a multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. The report shows that fewer than one in ...

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Registration of high-rise residential buildings opens

The Building Safety Regulator has opened the registration process for high-rise residential buildings in England. It is a legal requirement under the Building Safety Act 2022 for all high-rise residential buildings 18 metres tall or higher, or at least seven ...

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BESA urges employers to take advantage of T Level funding boost

A £12 million injection of government funding to increase the uptake of T Levels including grants of up to £25,000 for employers who take students on work placements, has been welcomed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association ...

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