commercial buildings

Octopus invests in data centre heat recovery

Octopus Energy has announced a £200 million investment in Deep Green to help it rapidly scale its waste heat technology across the UK.

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Naked Energy installs solar heat technology on Hyde Park hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London is the first British hotel to use Naked Energy’s solar heat technology on its rooftop.

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Energy-saving system for Hackney Depot

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Europe (MHIAE) is helping to breathe life into a derelict former bus depot in London. The Hackney Depot project, the first in London by 6AM Development, involves the revival of a 2000m² space above the depot which is now dedicated to local creatives. Doveley Air specified and installed a system that […]

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Tesco plans solar generation for 100 stores

Tesco plans to install solar panels on 100 of its large stores across the UK over the next three years. The first store in Thetford, Norfolk, has been fitted with more than 1,000 solar panels as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with renewables investors, Atrato Onsite Energy. Four more stores will begin construction […]

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Research shows energy efficiency driving London office retrofit

Deloitte’s London Office Crane Survey sees the highest volume of new starts on record, with refurbishment starts breaking records for the second consecutive survey.

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Toshiba adds accessibility features to its touchscreen controller

Toshiba Carrier UK has introduced additional features to its Mini Touch Screen Controller to help visually impaired and physically disabled people control their indoor environment.

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Vent-Axia offers energy-saving launches for both residential and commercial applications

Ventilation specialist Vent-Axia has unveiled ventilation systems which claim up to 93% heat recovery

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Need for better buildings outweighs government inaction, says BESA President

Speakers at the BESA Conference have urged the building services industry to pursue better buildings in the face of government row-backs, not only to reduce carbon but to improve occupants’ wellbeing BESA president Claire Curran opened the conference with a call to improve buildings for social reasons as much as environmental ones. She said: “It […]

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Embrace digital and AI for safety and sustainability, says BESA president

Claire Curran, the President of the Building Engineering Services Association, has called on the building services sector to improve its use of digital tools and systems.

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Variety of businesses receive clean energy funding

Nearly £46 million has been awarded to 26 businesses to enable the switch to cleaner, home-grown energy. One of the recipients is Tweed Valley Maltings in Northumberland, which has been the headquarters of Simpsons Malt since 1963. The funding will help them establish a low carbon energy centre with AMP Clean Energy – with the […]

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Sustainable office redevelopment in Milton Keynes

The RO Group is to start work on a substantial refurbishment of Silbury House, with the intention of making it the most sustainable office building in Milton Keynes. Silbury House will excel in heating control, water saving, and energy use reduction.  Cambridge-based proptech company InferSens will install sensors to measure water usage to control and […]

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IHG’s first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel to open 2024

IHG Hotels & Resorts has introduced the voco Zeal Exeter Science Park – in partnership with Zeal Hotels – which will be the first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel for both businesses. Scheduled to open in 2024, voco Zeal Exeter Science Park has been designed to align with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition […]

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