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Construction Playbook has green recovery at heart

New plans on how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener have been launched. In 2018, public sector works contributed some £117 billion to the UK economy, as ...

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CIBSE launches Covid-19 achievement award

A new award recognising the work undertaken by building services professionals and the wider supply chain to combat the effects of Covid-19 has been set up by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The COVID-19 Achievement Award, set ...

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BESA and ESTA create joint energy efficiency group

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has established a joint Special Interest Group with the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) to promote energy efficiency in buildings to government and industry. The Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group will include members from ...

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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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Latest version of WELL Building Standard – WELL v2 – has launched

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard brings with it a suite of enhancements, products and services that reimagine how you engage with ...

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Built for speed

The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the need for ‘fast buildings’ says Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive, The British Council for Offices, which will speed up the development of the digital office The world has spent the last twenty years getting faster. We ...

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Carbon Trust advises retrofit of heat pump systems in existing buildings to lower emissions

Heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions, says a new report from the Carbon Trust.  ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, commissioned by the Mayor of London, ...

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Hybrid home-office working model is changing CEOs long term plans for offices

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of UK CEOs believe there will be an enduring shift towards low density office usage, with the the move towards remote collaboration resulting in long-term changes to office accommodation strategies. This is according to ...

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Building intelligence

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) help us return safely to the office? Phil Ratcliffe, Managing Director, Drees & Sommer UK thinks that it can, while also enhancing our workplace experience As cities come out from lockdown and restrictions are eased, more ...

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Dinner date

Sebastian Gray, Director at energy management consultancy 2EA and incoming Chair of the Rumford Club explains the benefits for those working within the built environment and engineering services sector of joining the social dining and debate club For professionals working ...

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