commercial buildings

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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Heineken UK investing £25m in heat pump installations

Heineken UK has announced a £25 million investment into its Manchester brewery to install heat pumps. The total investment, which includes a £3.7 million grant from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, will be used to install technology to capture heat from various sources, including the refrigeration units on site, and to then […]

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Johnson Controls expands digital buildings activity

Johnson Controls has continued its expansion of its digital buildings business with the acquisition of FM:Systems, a digital workplace management provider for the FM and property sector. Johnson Controls will integrate the FM:Systems predictive workplace management platform into its OpenBlue building automation services. FM:Systems chief executive Kurt von Koch will join Johnson Controls’ digital business […]

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Danfoss opens smart supermarket

Danfoss has opened Smart Store in Denmark – it will act as a test centre for energy efficiency technology. The store is expected to be 50% more energy efficient when compared to a typical supermarket – with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system – and 20-30% more efficient than a store already fitted with energy efficiency […]

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Mitie delivers energy savings for Royal Mail

The first year of Mitie‘s five-year partnership with Royal Mail Group has delivered energy savings of over 16.69 (GWh) – equivalent to the annual usage of 1,100 UK homes. The goal is to achieve energy savings of at least 15% across the top 230 energy consuming sites in its portfolio by 2026. The energy savings […]

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Panasonic unveils range of commercial-scale heat pumps at InstallerSHOW

Panasonic has unveiled a range of propane R290 heat pumps which it believes will open new doors for low-carbon commercial-scale heating and cooling. The company chose InstallerSHOW to reveal its ECO-W-Aqua-G Blue range, a series of initially three models, with capacities of 50 kW, 60 kW and 70-80 kW. Up to six heat pumps can […]

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Ventilation hygiene demand surges amidst fire safety concerns

Demand for cleaning and maintenance of kitchen extract ventilation systems has increased dramatically in the past year, according to the industry’s newly rebranded certification scheme. There has been a huge 78% increase in the number of works notified to the BESA Vent Hygiene Register (VHR) digital database since last March – with the annual total […]

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Vaillant providing heat pumps to Aldi stores

Vaillant will provide its aroTHERM plus air source heat pumps to Aldi stores across the UK. Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus heat pumps are being installed at all new Aldi stores across the UK, as part of an exclusive five-year contract. Depending on the size of the site, each store will see between two to five aroTHERM […]

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Report highlights huge lack of retrofit awareness, says BESA

A new report shows organisations “burying their heads in the sand” on the need to retrofit commercial buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The Role of Retrofitting our Non-Domestic Buildings in the Race to Net Zero – produced by from Ridge and Partners – found that just one in four public or private […]

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Siemens proposes Trafford Park decarbonisation plan

Siemens has proposed a road-map for decarbonising Trafford Park, one of Europe’s largest industrial estates, to support Trafford Council’s aims for the Greater Manchester borough to achieve net zero by 2038. The Low Carbon Trafford Park 2038 study, proposed by Siemens, aims to identify, cost and measure the impacts of low carbon technologies at the […]

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NABERS expands for office owners and tenants

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has expanded the NABERS UK Energy for Offices rating scheme to include Whole Building and Tenancy ratings. These two additional ratings have joined the NABERS UK Base Buildings rating and complete the NABERS UK Energy for Offices suite, meaning that both owners and occupiers can rate their spaces. Jen Dudley, […]

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Centrica Business Solutions installs CHP for Moy Park

Centrica Business Solutions has installed a combined heat and power (CHP) unit at food company Moy Park’s Craigavon facility in Northern Ireland. The CHP unit uses natural gas to generate electricity and hot water at the site, with its exhaust gases also used to feed into a heat recovery generator to provide steam. It means […]

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