commercial buildings

New requirement for private landlords to swiftly address damp and mould welcomed

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the commitment in the new Renters’ Rights Bill to reinforce the rules that require landlords to improve living conditions.

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World Refrigeration Day to celebrate the contribution of Lord Kelvin at InstallerSHOW

World Refrigeration Day, which has its UK launch at InstallerSHOW on 26 June, will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lord Kelvin’s birth, alongside celebrating the people and technologies responsible for creating and maintaining the world we live in.

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HVAC consultant achieves 70% cut in survey costs with digital twin technology

Hull-based HVAC specialist BREng says its use of three-dimensional ‘digital twins’ of buildings in HVAC design projects slashes time on site as well as costs.

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BESA calls for swift resolution to building control delays

The Building Engineering Services Association has welcomed the government’s decision to head off a potential collapse of the country’s planning system but warned that the uncertainty is undermining progress towards making buildings safer.

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Lighting refit makes use of existing infrastructure

Whitecroft Lighting has completed a major project to install LED lighting systems in almost 80 stores across the UK for electrical retailer Currys, using its Relight system to reuse as much of each store’s existing lighting infrastructure as possible.

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UEFA creates carbon calculator

The UEFA Carbon Footprint Calculator has been introduced, allowing football organisations to assess their carbon emissions.

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BSRIA launches HVAC and lighting challenge

BSRIA has launched the Living Laboratory Innovation Challenge, with organisations given the chance to use one of two floors of its head office space to design, install and commission an exemplar HVAC and lighting system, with the in-use performance monitored and displayed in real-time.

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Guide to sustainable hospitality businesses published

A free publication from Belu and The Sustainable Restaurant Association is available, designed to help small hospitality businesses become more sustainable.

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Heat recovery cooling and heating for world’s largest ‘vertical farm’

A new vertical farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire is cutting carbon thanks to the use of air-cooled scroll chillers which use heat recovery to reduce energy.

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Updated Green Lease Toolkit available

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has launched a revamped Green Lease Toolkit.

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Haven investing in renewables for holiday parks

Haven has announced a commitment to invest £18 million in energy-saving measures this year across 39 of its 41 parks.

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New guidance on retrofitting large offices finds missed opportunities for energy saving

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on retrofitting large office buildings, which it says reframes retrofit as an iterative process rather than as a standalone project

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