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Financial Conduct Authority launches Interserve investigation

Interserve is under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority over the company's handling of inside information and market disclosures.
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

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

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
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
sustainability assessment

Is the sustainability assessment method BREEAM still relevant?

Becky Armstrong, Associate at Eight Associates, examines the evolution of the BREEAM sustainability assessment methodology and rating system – and asks if it is still relevant to the built environment
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
excess moisture in buildings

PCA reveals event to delve into issue of excess moisture in...

The Property Care Association (PCA) has revealed the itinerary for a unique two-day event, which brings together national and international perspectives to investigate a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings
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
Building Performance

2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards announced

Three organisations were double-winners at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards, with the results announced on 6 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
wall insulation

Research project to transform the future of wall insulation

The way in which homes are insulated could be transformed following research by Leeds Beckett academics
temporary power generators

“Cleaner construction practices are vital to tackle toxic air” urges former...

With around 50,000 UK deaths a year related to poor air quality and the World Health Organisation estimating that pollution costs £54bn annually, Matthew Pencharz highlights the role of construction sites and temporary power generators
BioComposites Centre

BioComposites Centre to review bioenergy resources for construction

Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre (BC) has been selected to lead a consortium to deliver a review on ‘The potential for using bioenergy resources for construction and other non-energy uses’
Trent Basin scheme

Focus Consultants to project manage phase two of Trent Basin scheme

Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage the second phase of the Trent Basin scheme in Nottingham

Hitachi appoints construction chief for £10bn Anglesey nuclear project

Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe has appointed a project director to the team developing the construction schedule for the £10bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on...
SAP rating

Epping Forest home achieves good SAP rating

A landowner who struggled for years to obtain planning permission to build on a site near Epping Forest has finally succeeded in creating a £1m energy efficient home with an impressive SAP rating – thanks to teamwork between a timber frame specialist and a pioneering insulation system created by Actis
Power supply

Driving powerful new connections

Power supply delays can have a significant impact on construction projects, wasting time, fuel and money. Here Head of Sales and marketing for business at npower Business Solutions, Beverly Tomkins, shares her experience and explains what can be done to install an electrical connection 75% quicker
clean growth

Supporting clean growth for the construction industry

Achieving the shift to a low carbon future without sacrificing major projects is a huge challenge facing the construction industry. Brian Worrall, Director of Corporate Affairs at Certas Energy, looks at the role of alternative fuels
smart meter

Creating a smarter smart meter

Most smart meters tell households how much energy they’ve used but do nothing to help them actually reduce that use. A new project led by Professor David Coley of the University of Bath aims to make smart meters smarter by providing practical advice on cutting consumption
Heat Reflecting Membrane

Heat Reflecting Membrane technology has proved its worth

Colin Hawkes, Managing Director at UK-based Apollo Energy Research, provides an overview of his company’s membrane products that feature low emissivity surfaces
Building Performance

CIBSE unveils Building Performance Awards 2018 shortlist

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has unveiled the shortlisted buildings in the Building Performance Awards (BPA) 2018
HVAC systems

CIBSE launches HVAC systems group

CIBSE is launching a HVAC Systems Group to support and encourage the efficient design, installation and operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
Insulation Manufacturers Association

BRUFMA launches new name to become insulation manufacturers association

BRUFMA (the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association) has unveiled its new name – Insulation Manufacturers Association
school buildings

Report suggests new school buildings could save DfE billions

A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that modern Schoolhaus could meet the growing demand for new school buildings while saving the DfE billions
Smart Meters Bill

BSRIA responds to the Smart Meters Bill

BSRIA has responded to the recent government announcement that a Smart Meters Bill will be introduced to Parliament