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UKGBC publishes framework for measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks to built assets

With mandatory requirements to disclose climate-related risks coming into force in April 2022, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a new Framework providing businesses with a consistent methodology for measuring climate-related risks across their built assets, as well ...

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Government sets deadline for developers involved in the cladding crisis to agree a plan of action

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove has issued a warning to developers that they must pay to fix the cladding crisis that they caused as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety. Gove has ...

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New research reveals lack of performance design awareness hindering decarbonisation

Greater awareness of performance-based building design could be the key to more energy-efficient buildings and rapid progression in the built environment’s contribution to the climate change fight, according to a new report by climate tech firm, IES, The City of Tomorrow ...

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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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