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CABE and CIBSE events to come together in ‘Building Performance Week’

CIBSE’s Build2Perform and CABE’s NEW Built Environment LIVE will take place together at London’s ExCeL in December 2023. Featuring free to attend discussions and presentations on key issues impacting building services and the wider performance of the Built Environment. The ...

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Cautious welcome for government’s building energy efficiency plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5 billion on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings. The Association said the investment “could be an ...

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Built environment can deliver viable solutions to tackle climate change but only with the political will to scale

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the final part of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on global climate change, which outlines how a liveable future is possible if Governments show the critical will to finance, incentivise, ...

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As a sector we can make an enormous difference in reducing emissions

By Alan Stenson, CEO of Neutral Carbon Zone The FM industry has a crucial role to play in reducing our global carbon footprint and achieving a net zero future. The built environment accounts for approximately 39 per cent of global ...

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Developers sign Gove’s remediation contract to fix unsafe buildings

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove has secured the signatures of the country’s biggest housebuilders on the developer remediation contract. Thirty-nine developers – including the top 10 biggest housebuilders in the UK – have signed ...

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Climate debate

Mitakshi Sirsi, Director of Sustainability, Broadway Malyan (pictured left) and William Poole-Wilson, Founder and Managing Director, WILL+Partners (pictured right) discuss how the construction industry and architecture & design firms can help improve sustainable outcomes in the built environment This article ...

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Pagabo Foundation’s Feelgood Games return this May to tackle mental health in construction

The Pagabo Foundation, the charitable arm of national framework provider, Pagabo, has announced the return of the Feelgood Games this May, encouraging people from across the built environment sector to take part in support of its mission to tackle mental ...

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Commercial rented properties heading for energy efficiency crunch

Thousands of commercial landlords could end up with costly ‘stranded assets’ once new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation for buildings comes into effect next month. From 1 April 2023, it will no longer be legal to let a property ...

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BEMS sector valued at £835m in 2022

Data from the Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) latest Market Information Service (MIS) report has estimated that the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) sector is now worth around £835.8 million to the UK economy. This represents an increase of eight ...

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Digital journey

Paul McCarthy, CTO at Service Works Global explores the benefits of digitalisation in the built environment and advises how FMs can start the digital journey as illustrated by two case studies Ask a range of professionals in the construction, design ...

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