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Social value measurement tool receives critical update for 2022

The widely recognised social value measurement tool, the National TOMs has been refreshed and updated to reflect the ever changing needs of organisations in operation today. The National TOMs is an evidence-led social value measurement framework originally launched in 2017 ...

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ASFP expands its range of guidance documents

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released three new and three updated documents which cover the structural fire protection of steel beams with corrugated webs, the firestopping of metal pipes, and planned maintenance. The new Advisory Notes 27, ...

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New guide to accelerate industry action on commercial retrofit

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a guide to support industry to retrofit the UK’s poorly performing commercial buildings. From 2025, every commercial building in the UK will require an energy performance certificate (EPC) which rates its energy ...

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BESA and BSRIA publish refrigerant guide

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has partnered with the sector’s leading research body BSRIA to produce a comprehensive free guide for the use of refrigerant gases in building services. Written by BESA’s Head of Technical Graeme Fox, ‘Refrigerants in ...

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BESA launches ‘safe havens’ blueprint for indoor air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses. ‘Buildings as Safe Havens – a practical guide’ is ...

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Pareto FM releases MHFA guidance to coincide with ‘Time To Talk’ Day

Pareto FM has released its mental health first aider guidance to coincide with ‘Time To Talk Day’ on Thursday 3rd February. The guidance which has been created by Pareto’s collective of Mental Health First Aiders focusses on tips for staying ...

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UKGBC publishes building retrofit framework for local authorities

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), together with the World Green Building Council, several European Green Building Councils, Climate Alliance and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has published a framework to support local authorities to measure the impacts and wider ...

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CIBSE issues new air cleaning guidance

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released two new pieces of guidance on reducing Covid-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies.  The new guidance reinforces CIBSE’s message that good ventilation is essential to reduce occupants’ exposure ...

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BESA publishes IAQ target guidance to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services ...

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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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