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Twin benefits

Looking to improve the efficiency of your building stock? A digital twin could be the answer, according to HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt’s Paul Scriven and Dr Annie Marston Our built environment and its construction have a tremendous role to ...

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Returning to work: How to energise building sustainability targets

According to a recent survey 10 per cent of buildings have achieved over half (54 per cent) reduction in energy use since the lockdown. Once we get back to BAU how can organisations aim to reach their sustainability targets, especially ...

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Benchmark report shows commercial property energy use fell by more than 3% in 2019

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has published the latest results from its Real Estate Environmental Benchmark, which captures trends in operational performance from some of the largest commercial property owners in the UK. Based on the annual utility consumption data ...

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CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020 winners

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the 2020 Building Performance Award winners in a recent ceremony held at the at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. A new focus on renovation and renewal emerged at the 2020 CIBSE ...

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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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Deadline draws near for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020

Entries are now invited for the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on ...

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CIBSE launches Building Performance Awards 2020

Entries are now invited for the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on ...

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Breath of life

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, discusses the impact of poor office environments, particularly high CO2 levels, on worker performance Installing an office slide and ping-pong table, replacing chairs with beanbags and upgrading the coffee machine are some of the more ...

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FM sector: helping to reduce global emissions

Responding to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has remarked that as buildings account for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment will be a “vital ...

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The energy performance gap

There is a growing body of evidence that shows many buildings are not performing as well as their designers intended, Geoff Prudence, chairman of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Facilities Management Group explains why and what FMs ...

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