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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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Saving money, water & CO2 emissions, by restoring and cleaning-up your heating or cooling water systems doesn’t have to be expensive nor intrusive

In a society now where there is now more need than ever to address climate change, water use and sustainability-focus is now being placed on both habits, policies and legislation within organisations to ensure we all play our part. It ...

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UK firms have the power to unlock £45m of energy savings

With energy efficiency having to become a priority as the UK transitions to a low carbon energy system and works to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, new data from EDF Energy has revealed that simple energy efficiency changes could deliver ...

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Life with LEDs

One year on from the halogen ban, Holger Engelbrecht, LED Product Manager at Reichelt Elektronik, advises on how to make the switch from older light sources to LEDs September 2018 saw the introduction of the EU halogen ban in the ...

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Energy performance contracts: the seldom-used tool that can unlock greater efficiency

Lee Stokes, Head of Sustainability Solutions & Innovation, Mitie Energy The 2016 Paris Agreement was a watershed moment for international action on climate change. With 195 signatories, the accord has forced governments into action, with many looking to enshrine ‘net ...

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CIBSE publishes Guide to Building Performance 2019

CIBSE has published its Guide to Building Performance 2019, which reflects the increasing demand from building users for safe, healthy and efficient buildings which meet the needs of those who occupy them. According to CIBSE, this demand to demonstrate better ...

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DURABLE shortlisted for prestigious UKWA Award

Workplace solutions manufacturer DURABLE has been shortlisted for a UKWA Award for its environmental credentials. The Awards recognise excellence across companies operating within the logistics industry. In becoming a finalist for the Environmental Award, DURABLE have demonstrated their commitment to ...

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Opportunity knocks

ESOS and SECR legislation should not be regarded as a burden but an opportunity to make the case for serious energy-saving action, argues Richard Dormer, MD of BCR-ECS The international report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified ...

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Living laboratory

Mark Dowson of BuroHappold Engineering explains how Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building is designed to keep pushing the boundaries of sustainability throughout its life Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building is a feat of engineering. Not only is it an exemplar ...

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