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Collective action

With the majority of emissions coming from existing, inefficient buildings, the built environment needs a change in behaviours to help meet net zero targets, says Mark Bruno, a Partner with Ampers and Partners and Chief Ambassador for the CUBE Competition ...

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Equans launches Smartr digital platform

Equans has launched a new advanced digital platform to drive efficiencies and help accelerate decarbonisation efforts across the built environment. The Smartr platform connects and integrates data from across a building or estate to provide a complete overview of a ...

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UK organisations are ‘sleepwalking’ towards a building retrofit crisis

  This is the warning from a new report The Role of Retrofitting our Non-Domestic Buildings in the Race to Net Zero, by Ridge and Partners LLP, a multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. The report shows that fewer than one in ...

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BESA urges employers to take advantage of T Level funding boost

A £12 million injection of government funding to increase the uptake of T Levels including grants of up to £25,000 for employers who take students on work placements, has been welcomed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association ...

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Cautious welcome for government’s building energy efficiency plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5 billion on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings. The Association said the investment “could be an ...

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Built environment can deliver viable solutions to tackle climate change but only with the political will to scale

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the final part of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on global climate change, which outlines how a liveable future is possible if Governments show the critical will to finance, incentivise, ...

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As a sector we can make an enormous difference in reducing emissions

By Alan Stenson, CEO of Neutral Carbon Zone The FM industry has a crucial role to play in reducing our global carbon footprint and achieving a net zero future. The built environment accounts for approximately 39 per cent of global ...

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Pagabo Foundation’s Feelgood Games return this May to tackle mental health in construction

The Pagabo Foundation, the charitable arm of national framework provider, Pagabo, has announced the return of the Feelgood Games this May, encouraging people from across the built environment sector to take part in support of its mission to tackle mental ...

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Digital journey

Paul McCarthy, CTO at Service Works Global explores the benefits of digitalisation in the built environment and advises how FMs can start the digital journey as illustrated by two case studies Ask a range of professionals in the construction, design ...

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Inquiry into environmental regulations launched by the Built Environment Committee

The House of Lords Built Environment Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of environmental regulations on development and has issued a call for written submissions. The Government has set out, through primary and secondary legislation, a number of ...

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