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Two new Technical Guides from BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has published two new Technical Guides which are available to download.

Building Assessment Schemes

The first Guide covers the various Building Assessment Schemes, including BREEAM, LEED, NABERS, RESET, WELL Being Standard, and WiredScore. Building Assessment Schemes set performance standards for the built environment, including new builds and refurbishment schemes, by assessing a project’s environmental impact through the design, specification, construction and operation phases of a building.

UK and European Regulations for non-domestic buildings

The second Guide provides an overview of the UK and European Regulations for non-domestic buildings. Non-domestic buildings account for 11 per cent of the total annual energy consumption and carbon emissions throughout the UK and Europe. Historically driven by the European Union and adopted into UK law, the Energy Performance of Buildings directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), have been the instruments to regulate energy consumption and set targets to reach net zero carbon emissions. Since the UK left the European Union, the department for Business, Environment, and Industrial strategy (BEIS) has become responsible for setting the environmental, net zero and sustainable goals for the future.

BCIA President Graeme Rees commented: “With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability and Net Zero anyone working in the built environment should be familiar with Building Assessment Schemes and up to date sustainability goals. These new Technical Guides are an excellent resource providing an easy reference overview on these subjects.”

The BCIA’s Technical Guides are designed to help members and those in the building controls and BEMS industry work more effectively.

All Technical Guides can be downloaded from the ‘Technical Guides‘ section of the BCIA website.

2023 FMJ and Grundon Recycling and Waste Management Survey

FMJ in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the 2023 waste management and recycling survey which examines the ways in which FMs approach their waste management responsibilities.

In this, the sixth year for the annual appraisal, we know there is a greater opportunity than ever for FMs to reappraise their waste and recycling operations and help their organisations meet the growing pressure to achieve ESG goals.

We want to learn how FMs have adapted to the legislative, economic and societal changes of the past year and how they plan to meet the latest waste and recycling targets.

In this survey we’ve posed a series of questions which include insights into FMs’ waste management strategy and targets, how they’re moving towards zero waste targets, and the importance of not just meeting compliance targets but also ESG goals.

The results of the 2023 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

To take part click here.

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