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- Boost to workplace tech investment 30th October 2023More than 90% of real estate business occupiers are willing to pay a premium for technology-enabled workspace which could boost their revenue options. Investment in technological solutions is set to outstrip expenditure on hiring new personnel and operating costs, according to research data from JLL’s 2023 Global Real Estate Technology Survey . Sustainability tools look set […]
- Air quality: policies, proposals and concerns 19th October 2023The UK Government as described poor air quality as “the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK” as it launched a briefing note giving an overview of all laws, governance and enforcement arrangements now that the country is no longer a member of the EU. Following Brexit, a number of internationally agreed laws […]
- Whole life carbon assessment – new global standard published 3rd October 2023A new edition of the Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment (WLCA) standard has been launched. First published in 2017 for the UK’s built environment sector, this 2023 edition is a global version of the standard that provides a greater understanding of the carbon costs and benefits of design choices in construction and infrastructure […]
- Government to delay biodiversity net-gain requirements for buildings 2nd October 2023The target for built environment companies to achieve biodiversity net gains at sites has been pushed back until next year, the UK Government has announced. At the start of this year, the UK Government confirmed that developers will need to achieve 10% biodiversity net-gain (BNG) at all large domestic, commercial and mixed-use sites from this November […]
- Concerns over Sunak’s weakened net zero approach 29th September 2023Concerns have been raised over the Prime Minister’s apparent weakening of Government commitment to net zero measures. Rishi Sunak has confirmed that his Government will weaken policy proposals relating to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, home heating and building energy efficiency, claiming it was unfair to impose significant extra cost burdens onto stretched household budgets. He […]
- New home insulation fund launched 20th September 2023The UK Government has launched a £1bn new home insulation scheme, which it hopes will provide financial support to more than 300,000 properties. The Great British Insulation Scheme will provide grant funding to homes in England, Scotland and Wales with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower. The UK Government is aiming […]
- Government unveils winners of £46m green innovation funding 19th September 2023More than 20 UK businesses have received shares of a £46m Government funding pot to promote clean energy innovation including hydrogen, data centre chillers and alternatives to diesel for vehicles. The UK Government has confirmed the 26 businesses and projects that have been granted funding for low-carbon innovation. The primary focus is to help sectors […]
- Measures to encourage heat pump installation 12th September 2023New Government proposals could make it easier and cheaper for households and businesses to install heat pumps. Proposed measures could lead to varying the levels of available grants, depending on the customer’s property type or existing fuel source. This would make heat pump installations more affordable for more households and small businesses, enabling them to […]
- Net Zero: Biggest challenge ever 11th September 2023Net zero presents the “single biggest challenge that anyone working in the built environment has ever faced”, and pressure is increasing to achieve the aim, according to a report by the The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). By 2030, emissions need to be reduced by 50%, and by 2050, net zero must be achieved, according to Government […]
- New air quality research offers breakthrough 11th September 2023A new study has shown that low cost sensors and a new form of analysis can be used in certain “complex urban environments” to determine air quality and the implications for the surrounding areas. Research undertaken by academics at the University of Birmingham “provides an important breakthrough towards the wider and more comprehensive use of source […]