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CIBSE conference focuses on Climate Change as key issue

CIBSE conference focuses on climate change as key issue

This year’s CIBSE Technical Symposium was dominated by climate change, with the expected impact and strategies to cope at the forefront of discussions
Cavity wall insulation brought to homeowners attention

Cavity wall insulation brought to homeowners attention

A new scheme has been developed by the BBA with the aim of reducing the incidence of improperly fitted cavity wall insulation
Retail building sector benefits from BREEAM certification

Retail building sector benefits from BREEAM certification

In a climate of reducing carbon emissions and cutting operating expenditure, BREEAM certification is proving its worth for the retail building sector
PAS 402: How it Helps Reduce Waste in Your Building Project

PAS 402: How it helps reduce waste in your building project

Paul Cox, Managing Director, Reconomy explains how industry standard PAS 402 is aiding firms to meet their waste management targets
The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

BSRIA’s Tassos Kougionis outlines the progress made in creating more energy efficient buildings, including the recommendations made in the Bonfield review
Housebuilding agenda should not mean poor performing properties

Housebuilding agenda should not mean poor performing properties

Simon Storer, Chief Executive, BRUFMA explains why the government's housebuilding agenda should focus on the quality of new builds as well as the quantity
Identifying protected species on site: Why it matters, what to look for, and when to act

Identifying protected species on site: Why it matters, what to look for, and when...

The law means any protected species on site must be dealt with appropriately. Stacey Cougill, Managing Director and Ecologist at Eight Associates explains
Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

The UK Green Building Council has published new embodied carbon guidance that lays out a series of recommendations, including how to approach an assessement

Sustainable drainage systems: are we missing out on the benefits?

Laura Grant, Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management outlines why sustainable drainage systems are a vital component of any new development Sustainable drainage systems have a part to play in modern developments. More homes and businesses are at risk of surface water flooding than from...
BSRIA announces it will work on the EU Build2Spec project on building performance

BSRIA announces it will work on the EU Build2Spec project on building performance

BSRIA is to participate in the Horizon 2020 research project Build2Spec, which aims to reduce the gap between the design and performance of a building
Green infrastructure design challenge launched at Ecobuild

Green infrastructure design challenge launched at Ecobuild

The CIBSE and UK Climate Impacts Programme have launched a competition that focuses on green infrastructure design and the challenges this brings
construction sector

Construction sector can solve some of the major challenges facing government

A new report, set to launch this afternoon, will outline how the construction sector can solve some of the current problems in the UK
housing improvement

Housing improvement programme in Wrexham gets £56.4m funding

A record £56.4m investment will be used for a housing improvement programme to bring Wrexham council housing up to standard
facilities management department

Facilities management department at the University of Bradford labelled an ‘inspiration’

The University of Bradford’s facilities management department has been heralded an inspiration after winning its fourth award