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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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Green building council publishes guidance for LA’s on new commercial buildings

New guidelines have been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to help local authorities drive up the sustainability of new commercial buildings. The Commercial Playbook shares policy recommendations for local authorities for new non-domestic buildings, such as offices, ...

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New IFMA research advisory committee focuses on the future of FM

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has created a new Research Advisory Committee to help reshape the built environment through a future-oriented research agenda. This international panel of multidisciplinary subject matter experts will reshape the built environment to improve both ...

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Grade II Devonshire Campus’ office space unveiled

Case Study – Lara Bean reports on the transformation of office space at the historic Devonshire Square campus.  London’s historic Devonshire Square campus which was once part of a warehouse for the East India Trading Company has been refurbished. Asset ...

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The built environment industry join forces to reduce onsite emissions from construction plant and equipment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) is leading the way for the UK’s built environment to drastically reduce onsite emissions to air generated from plant and equipment which are harmful to human health and the planet. The Plant Commitment Charter was developed ...

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Applications for UKGBC’s Future Leaders 2022 programme are now open

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of its prestigious Future Leaders Programme, seeking to attract a select group of the best and brightest minds in the built environment to focus on critical issues ...

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Smart Buildings Show is back for 2021

The UK’s cornerstone Smart Buildings Show returns for its largest event to-date, as the free-to-attend conference and exhibition takes place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021. With more exhibitors and content than ever before. Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s ...

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Built environment is not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock

The latest annual sustainability report produced by RICS and World Built Environment Forum has revealed while the built environment is going in the right direction, it is still not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock. The 2021 report, which ...

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Wates and LLoyds Banking Group driving environmental sustainability

Wates Group and Lloyds Banking Group have joined forces to pioneer sustainable technologies in a bid to accelerate the built environment’s transition to Net Zero carbon. The new collaboration follows the launch of the Wates Innovation Network (WIN) Portal in ...

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