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Rising energy bills may spark u-turn on businesses’ return to office plans this winter

UK bosses are considering asking workers to stay at home to save on office energy bills this winter, according to a new survey of 1,000 senior leaders at UK companies. The research from freelance platform Fiverr found that 64 per ...

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Call for evidence to guide development of the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard

The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard (the NZCBS) coalition has launched a call for evidence, to help inform and guide the development of the Standard. Once developed, it will provide a single agreed definition and methodology for the industry to ...

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UK office running costs have risen to their highest ever levels

The cost of occupying office space in the UK has risen to its highest level ever, according to property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). In response to inflationary pressures that have swept through the economy during 2022, the average cost ...

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Building operators have a six-month window to cut energy costs

The Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme, announced this month, is set to reduce the impact of high energy bills on businesses this winter. Even with this welcome support package, the energy costs for running ventilation systems have increased significantly since ...

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Experts urge Government to address glaring hole in energy strategy

Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technologies, is urging the Government to overhaul the UK’s utilities infrastructure with energy-efficient improvements to combat the energy crisis, as research reveals its potential to cut carbon emissions and costs. ...

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Government unveils Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses

Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has unveiled new support for businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills in Great Britain and Northern Ireland which aim to assist growth, prevent unnecessary insolvencies and protect jobs. Through a new government Energy Bill ...

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Financial Times introduces new climate technology in London HQ

Climate tech startup business, OakTree Power, has developed a bespoke climate technology solution for the Financial Times to reduce energy at its headquarters in London, Bracken House. The five year agreement with OakTree Power will see Bracken House modulate the consumption of ...

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ECA to play a key role on UK Electricity Products Supply Chain Council

The leading electrotechnical and engineering services body has taken on a key role on the newly established UK Electricity Products Supply Chain Council, which aims to facilitate cross-industry, Government collaboration, and investment in UK energy supply chains. Led by BEAMA, ...

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Tackling the rising cost of energy

With the rising cost of energy how are FMs managing the extra costs required in running buildings? Is the energy crisis encouraging organisations to invest more in renewables to supplement their energy needs as well as address carbon reduction? Do ...

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Mitie announces Custom Solar acquisition

Mitie Group is set to strengthen its decarbonisation solution offering having entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire the entire issued share capital of Custom Solar Ltd, a solar power solutions company specialising in the development, design, ...

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