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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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New guidance for decarbonising the public sector estate unveiled

Energy Systems Catapult has published new Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance for cutting carbon emissions across public sector estates. Aimed at public sector organisations and the wider supply chain, the guidance supports a repeatable, systematic approach to decarbonisation that is scalable ...

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CIBSE publishes new Guidance on Electrification for Net Zero

New guidance on the design and operation of building electrical services that focus on the electrification of buildings in the drive to net zero carbon has been published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The UK’s drive ...

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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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Landsec unveils £135m investment plan to decarbonise its portfolio by 2030

Landsec has announced the creation of a new £135 million net zero transition investment plan to help the Group achieve its 2030 science-based targets and drive its transition to net zero. The move comes two years ahead of the Government’s ...

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Actuate UK puts retrofit centre-stage at COP26

Engineering services alliance, Actuate UK, has called for industry and government collaboration on the challenge of retrofitting and decarbonising our existing buildings. Speaking on behalf of Actuate UK at the Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 session this morning, Michelle Agha-Hossein CEng ...

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CILT reveals 18-point action plan to deliver net-zero

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK has unveiled its 18-point action plan to combat emissions and deliver a net-zero economy. Launched at COP26 in Glasgow, CILT(UK) has produced seven policy papers which have been developed as ...

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Hot properties

Charlie Mowbray, Commercial Product Manager at Ideal Heating, discusses why heat networks are the greener way of heating properties Tackling the climate crisis is being viewed from the broader perspective on how we adopt more sustainable ways of living. A ...

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Building engineering ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges says trade body

The 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has drafted a ‘manifesto’ for the conference, which highlights the ...

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Wates, Arup and HKS unveil new partnership to decarbonise NHS estate 

A new partnership has been launched to support NHS Trusts in developing and implementing their decarbonisation strategies. Decarbonising Health Estates Partnership (DHEP) was soft launched as part of an industry roundtable to discuss NHS’ net zero challenge. Led by construction ...

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