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Turner & Townsend re-appointed to Retrofit Accelerator for Workplaces programme

Turner & Townsend has been re-appointed to lead the delivery of the Mayor of London’s flagship programme Retrofit Accelerator for Workplaces. The global professional services business will continue to work with the Greater London Authority (GLA) over the next two ...

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Time to save energy today for a more sustainable tomorrow

By Vincent de Rul, Director of EDF Energy Solutions Last week marked Big Energy Saving Week across the UK, giving businesses and their facilities managers the opportunity to look at ways in which they can save on their energy bills ...

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European cities pledge their commitment to net zero buildings

A number of European cities and companies have pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero. Helsinki, Finland and Valladolid, Spain have signed the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, alongside property sector ...

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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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