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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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£3.5m awarded to projects in Round 4 of Heat Network Efficiency Scheme

A total of £3.5 million is being awarded to 20 local authorities, housing associations, NHS trusts, universities and private sector organisations under the latest round of the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme.

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IAQ Insight: Wellbeing standard for buildings will save lives

In the first of our series of articles on IAQ from BESA, we focus on the world’s first buildings wellbeing standard.

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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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Phase 3b of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme opens this week

Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is open to applications on 12th October. The application window will open at 2pm. The PSDS supports the aim of reducing emissions from public sector buildings by 75% by 2037, compared to a 2017 baseline, as set out in the 2021 Net Zero and Heat and Buildings strategies. Phase […]

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Viridian Solar partners with EO to offer integrated solar system and EV charging

Viridian Solar and EO Charging – electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturers – have announced a collaboration that will see EO provide Viridian with its latest generation of domestic chargers, the EO Mini Pro 3, to help housebuilders across the country meet new regulations. The collaboration closely follows the Government’s recent update to Building Regulations, requiring […]

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Gemserv achieves B Corporation status

Gemserv has received accreditation as a certified B Corporation (B Corp). B Corp Certification is a global recognition of meeting rigorous standards of performance, accountability, and transparency in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Gemserv chose this certification as it operates with a ‘profit with a purpose’ approach. This combines commercial ambition with its desire to […]

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elemental reveals Making Buildings Smarter line-up for InstallerSHOW

elemental is running several content theatres at InstallerSHOW this year, and we’ve just published the line-up in the Making Buildings Smarter Theatre, running on 21st and 22nd June at the NEC. Kicking off the first day, 21st June, we have a session on the Energy Superhub Oxford, one of the world’s most ambitious urban decarbonisation […]

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Watford Community Housing utilises Aico Multi-Sensor technology

Watford Community Housing has upgraded two of its 16 storey tower blocks to a Grade D, LD1 fire detection system using Aico’s technology. Watford Community Housing owns and manages over 5,000 homes. Recently, its Abbey View and Munden View high rise blocks were chosen for mandated safety audits under Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue supervision. After […]

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elemental appoints new Head of Content

elemental – the online community for the advancement of technologies in heat, water, air and energy announced today that Lucy Dixon has been appointed Head of Content. Since it was launched two years ago, elemental has built up a strong online community of decision-makers working across a range of sectors – local authorities, social housing, […]

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UK social housing manifesto launched by ASCP

The Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP) has launched its Manifesto: Building a Safer Tomorrow, Today: ASCP’s Vision for UK Social Housing. The Manifesto is the fulfilment of ASCP’s pledge made during the first National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week in June 2021. During its inaugural year, the campaign saw more than six […]

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New coalition announced to accelerate tourism’s transition to Net Zero

A new coalition to accelerate tourism’s transition to Net Zero was announced at COP26. The Sustainable Tourism Global Center (STGC) is a multi-country, multi-stakeholder coalition established to lead, accelerate, and track the tourism industry’s transition to net-zero emissions, as well as drive action to protect nature and support communities. At a special session on the future of […]

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