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Building recruits

Harvey Gretton, Managing Director at Blayze Group offers expert advice on meeting the challenges of recruiting within the built environment The UK construction industry is facing a serious skills shortage in both professional and practical roles, with young people, ethnic ...

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Digital decarbonising

Sadaf Askari, ICL Partner Business Manager at IES explains the benefits to FMs in bringing digital innovation into ESG strategies Robust ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategies are important not just to curb global warming, but to reflect an increasing ...

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UKGBC unveils first ever UK Roadmap for achieving net zero carbon built environment by 2050

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the UK Built Environment (The Roadmap) detailing the necessary actions government and industry must take to achieve net zero across the sector. The built environment ...

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New research reveals lack of clarity around built environment carbon emissions

According to new research, the majority (58 per cent) of built environment professionals believe the sector is already doing enough to tackle its carbon impact. This is despite the fact that the built environment contributes 36 per cent of total ...

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Actuate UK puts retrofit centre-stage at COP26

Engineering services alliance, Actuate UK, has called for industry and government collaboration on the challenge of retrofitting and decarbonising our existing buildings. Speaking on behalf of Actuate UK at the Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 session this morning, Michelle Agha-Hossein CEng ...

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Zero gains

Bryan McLaggan, MD, Combined Technical Solutions (CTS) provides FMs with a guide to the ways engineering services can help in their drive for net zero carbon As the UK economy ground to a halt in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...

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Net-Zero 2050: Built environment sector questions feasibility

Sixty-nine per cent of built environmental specialists are sceptical about the government’s current net-zero strategy according to new research. The findings, published in the City of Tomorrow The Road to Net Zero report by building performance analysts IES, found that ...

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Building engineering ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges says trade body

The 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has drafted a ‘manifesto’ for the conference, which highlights the ...

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COP26: How can the FM sector help tackle global warming?

The COP26 summit, which takes place in Glasgow next month [November] hopes to secure agreements to meet 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. With 21-22 per cent of the UK’s ...

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BESA calls for skills plan to back up heat strategy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Heat and Buildings strategy published by the government this week but says while its members and the wider built environment sector are ready to step up to the challenge of developing ...

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