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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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Fire door safety ignored despite Grenfell tragedy

Despite the shocking tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, research has revealed that almost 50 per cent of people have seen fire doors illegally kept open. In addition, 70 per cent of those surveyed admitted they would ...

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Get to grips with stair safety thanks to the Gradus Knowledge

Flooring accessories specialist Gradus has launched its Stair Safety Series, the first installment of ‘The Gradus Knowledge’. The series aims to educate architects, specifiers and contractors on how to correctly specify stair edgings in commercial buildings to help prevent slips, ...

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BSI revises fire safety standard for commercial buildings

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice. The revised standard is intended to provide good practice to safeguard the lives of building occupants and ...

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Scottish EPC Regulations come into force for commercial buildings

The assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 comes into force across the country today (1 September 2016). The new regulations will be triggered once a commercial property owner, with a building (or units within a building), ...

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Get the light right

Paul Jones from B.E.G. explains why it is essential that firms implement the correct lighting strategy and how this can massively reduce costs It is estimated that around a third of all energy consumed by commercial buildings is being wasted ...

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Rising tide

FM professionals are looking to technology to address a rising tide of water costs – as well as performance, sustainability and hygiene concerns. Propelair CEO Garry Moore reports Toilet flushing is a huge drain – literally – on water resources, ...

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Report looks at green growth in commercial properties

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today (18 June), commented on the findings of a new report on carbon reduction and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The report ‘Carbon Penalties & Incentives: A review of policy effectiveness for carbon reduction and ...

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Energy efficiency retrofit market to surpass $127bn by 2023

Because existing building stock dwarfs the amount of new building space being added on an annual basis, energy efficiency retrofits are believed to be a critical pathway to greening the world’s commercial buildings. This belief is backed up by a ...

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Low carbon building innovations shortlisted for 2014 Ashden Awards

The shortlist for this year’s Ashen Awards, which champions low carbon enterprises and innovations in the UK and developing world, has been announced. Seventeen companies have been shortlisted for the 2014 UK Ashden Awards, including several which are helping domestic ...

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