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Actuate UK welcomes CIBSE TM65 guide to embodied carbon in building services

Engineering services umbrella alliance Actuate UK has welcomed the publication of guidance from Actuate UK member the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) that outlines the assessment of embodied carbon for products that deliver mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) ...

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CIPD offers guidance to help employers navigate vaccinations and the return to workplaces

With speculation over whether employers can require their employees to have the Covid-19 vaccine or possibly restrict them from coming into work if they haven’t had the jab, the professional body for HR and people development, the CIPD has published ...

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Magenta launches guide to communicating workplace change

Communications agency for the built environment, Magenta Associates, has launched a guide to help businesses to communicate better during workplace change, as many businesses formalise their planning for the return to the office. The guide, which is freely available to ...

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UKGBC publishes guidance to accelerate the transition to net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance which examines how current barriers to the delivery of net zero carbon buildings can be overcome. Following the launch in September of Building the Case for Net Zero – a feasibility study ...

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Short cuts may cut a life short! Spectrum Industrial launches a guide to Lock Out Tag Out: LockOut – TagOut – TryOut

Safety Signs Manufacturer and Safety Products Supplier Spectrum Industrial have launched a guide to help industries implement a LOTOTO process within their facilities. Lockout Tagout Try Out (LOTOTO) is the correct method for isolating machinery to ensure that when repairs, ...

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Mitie launches five step guide to net zero carbon emissions

Mitie has launched its new step-by-step guide to reaching net zero carbon emissions, the Plan Zero Playbook. Following five phases, the ‘A to E process’, the Playbook is designed to demonstrate to businesses, big or small, how to create a ...

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Construction Leadership Council publishes Brexit movement of people guide

The Movement of People Workstream of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Brexit Working Group has published guidance for companies on how to manage the movement of people and workers into the UK from 1 January 2021. With New Year’s Eve ...

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BSRIA publishes new guide on Handover and O&M Manuals

BG 70/2020 is the latest guide to be published by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) covering the various documentation delivered and activities carried out at handover of a building, with particular focus on operating and maintenance (O&M) ...

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Carbon Trust advises retrofit of heat pump systems in existing buildings to lower emissions

Heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions, says a new report from the Carbon Trust.  ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, commissioned by the Mayor of London, ...

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Ensuring compliant wastewater treatment post-lockdown

Leisure and tourism businesses with onsite wastewater treatment plants are being offered guidance to ensure equipment is powered back up safely as premises begin to reopen doors and the transition back to normal operations continues. Following the reopening of businesses ...

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