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2019 Building Performance Awards open for entries

Now in its twelfth year, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on actual, in-use performance rather than projections or designed performance
Active Office

UK’s first energy-positive office opens in Swansea

The UK’s first energy-positive office, which generates more solar energy than it consumes, was opened at Swansea University yesterday (21 June)
energy performance gap

Researcher uses AI to predict building energy usage

A PhD researcher at the University of Huddersfield is using artificial intelligence to better predict building energy usage, in the hopes of minimising the energy performance gap
new buildings

May vows to halve energy usage in new buildings

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the energy usage of new buildings will be halved by 2030. The pledge was outlined in an extensive speech on science and the industrial strategy, delivered by May yesterday (21 May)
energy trade

London social housing estate achieves UK’s first blockchain energy trade

Verv has completed the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology as part of regulator Ofgem’s Sandbox initiative to test innovative services and business models not possible under current regulation
HVAC

BSRIA HVAC presentations highlight growth in global AC splits & VRF sales

The recent BSRIA global HVAC trends presentations given at the 2018 Mostra Convegno Expo (MCE) in Milan have been hailed a “great success” by a wide range of delegates from all industry segments attending
EPC rating

New EPC rating legislation could shock landlords and tenants

New research from landlord insurance specialists Just Landlords has revealed a nationwide ignorance to a new law that will come into effect on 1 April for all new lets and relets, and for all existing tenancies on 1 April 2020
solar car parks

BRE launches guide for solar car parks

A new guide by BRE National Solar Centre and carport design and manufacturing company FlexiSolar looks at the best way to deliver multifunctional solar car parks that combine renewable energy generation with energy storage and EV charging points
UK New Construction

BREEAM’s UK new construction 2018 scheme to go live

The updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme prepares to go live this week, following BREEAM’s most comprehensive industry consultation to date
energy consumption

Start-up enModus helps Virgin Media get smart about energy consumption

Smart building technology company, enModus, has successfully implemented a project with Virgin Media to radically reduce energy consumption at one of the telecom giant’s major UK technical facilities
maintenance services

ENGIE acquires housing maintenance services

ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire long-term heating and building maintenance contracts, previously operated by Carillion Energy Services Limited, with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Solar heating

Solar heating company appoints new Chief Executive

Martin Wright, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and former Managing Director of energy company, Marine Current Turbines, has been appointed Chief Executive of Minus 7
HVAC trends

BSRIA to deliver presentations on global HVAC trends

BSRIA is to showcase global HVAC trends at the MCE Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2018 – taking place on 13-16 March at Fieramilanocity, Milan
renewable heat

BSRIA supports renewable heat incentive reform

BSRIA has announced its support of the “reformed and refocused scheme” for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) issued by the Government on 9 February following an industry-wide consultation

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