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Innovative glass blocks -Solar Squared

Buildings could generate their own power with innovative glass blocks

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative glass blocks.
passivhaus office

A rare carbon neutral and Passivhaus office opens

An area of land on the edge of the Boughton Estate, Northamptonshire, has been transformed into a carbon neutral and Passivhaus office by Building Services Design
innovative construction solutions

Creating innovative construction solutions at Keystone

Richard Kinloch, National Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels says innovative construction solutions are the key to creating smarter products for the market
membrane technology in construction

Heat reflecting membrane technology has a role to play in construction

Colin Hawkes, Managing Director at Apollo Energy Research explains how membrane technology helps control heat while reducing a building’s carbon footprint Long-life Heat Reflecting Membranes made from various sheet materials were conceived by NASA space scientists to protect orbiting craft from solar radiation. This heat control technology has spawned a...
Future proofing energy efficiency through a quality mark

Future proofing energy efficiency through a quality mark

The idea of a quality mark for all energy efficiency measures is explained here by the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association (BRUFMA)
Thermal comfort of buildings

Using sustainable design to achieve thermal comfort

Achieving thermal comfort through sustainable design involves the careful balancing of interdependent factors, says Eight Associates' Chris Hocknell Overheating in buildings is a growing problem in the UK, due to climate change, the urban heat island effect and more highly insulated, highly glazed, airtight (but potentially sub-optimally ventilated) buildings. Achieving...
Concerns about overheating homes leads to new guidance from the CIBSE

Concerns about overheating homes leads to new guidance from the CIBSE

The CIBSE has released new guidance to address the causes of overheating homes as the UK looks set to have one of the hottest summers in 41 years
Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Reconomy's Richard Walker examines how companies can make the transition to environmentally friendly construction and why it is important
New standard for the circular economy has been launched by BSI

New standard for the circular economy has been launched by BSI

The world’s first circular economy standard aimed at challenging how companies approach resources has been published
Is it time to ask for more efficient Air Handling Units?

Is it time to ask for more efficient Air Handling Units?

Andrew Bott, Technical Sales Manager, Nuaire questions if regulations go far enough to improve the energy performance of Air Handling Units
Smart Workplaces – Why Integrate IoT Into Office Buildings?

Smart workplaces – why integrate IoT into office buildings?

Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint shares insight into the role of smart workplaces and its place in the commercial sector With more than 5.87 million connected utility meters in buildings across the UK, the government's plan to have widespread smart meters coverage by 2020 seems to be working. ...
Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

The CIBSE and ARCC Network awarded the second Green Infrastructure Challenge to a busy waste recycling centre in Slough for its design
All buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050 to meet climate targets

All buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050 to meet climate targets

The World Green Building Council has warned the building sector must become net zero carbon by 2050 if climate targets are to be met
Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Stakeholders invested in creating clean, sustainable environments will now benefit from a new cross-sector smart cities hub