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Positive thinking

The built environment has improved its record in terms of physical health and safety. Sara Bean finds out how charity Mates in Mind and VINCI FM are working to promote mental wellbeing Russell Stilwell is a successful businessman and founder ...

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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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Report analyses role of FM in sustainability and social value

Active Workplace Solutions, a bespoke workplace specialist, has launched ‘Sustainability in facilities management: A Holistic View’, a report exploring sustainability within the built environment. The report analyses how the FM sector can impact wider environmental, social and economic goals, and ...

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Royal visit for RICS at 150

The Queen visited the RICS London headquarters yesterday (20 November), as part of the organisation’s 150th year anniversary celebrations. During the visit the Queen, Patron of the RICS, toured the building meeting with members of the profession; RICS staff including ...

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White paper reports on the demise of the commercial office lease

A new white paper from Magenta Associates, the communications specialist for the built environment, explores the fate of the traditional commercial property lease in the context of deep social, political and economic changes. Earlier this year, a group of senior ...

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UKCW sees debate around digital hit a higher level

The future success of digital construction lies with improved planning, more consistent procurement by Government, integrated software systems, the education of the young and the development of hybrid solutions that don’t scare the industry, according to yesterday’s opening debate at ...

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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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Smart Buildings Show 2018 announces industry-leading conference programme

Smart Buildings Show 2018 which takes place on the 7-8 November at the Barbican, London is the largest UK event dedicated to smart commercial buildings. After last year’s inaugural event, Smart Buildings Show has doubled in size and is set ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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