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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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New guide launched to help SMEs adapt to a Net Zero future

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and sister organisation, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) have launched a new Net Zero guide targeted at SMEs working in the built environment . Aimed at small and medium sized members of both ...

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RICS publishes new global guidance for land measurement

New guidance on the measurement of land for development projects such as new housing and commercial development has been published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which defines common measurements used across the built environment and associated metrics ...

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Mitie publishes new guide to help businesses prepare their workplaces for the future

As employees consider their return to the workplace following the easing of lockdown restrictions, businesses must adapt their premises to recover quickly, according to Mitie’s new guide – Bouncing Back: Building the future workplace. While traditionally workspaces were thought of as ...

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BPCA urges businesses to ensure they are pest-free as lockdown eases

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued advice on pest control for businesses as they reopen to the public. The trade body is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and ...

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UKGBC releases new guidance for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting Guidance for Net Zero Carbon Buildings. The guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets ...

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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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