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BSI revises fire safety standard for commercial buildings

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice. The revised standard is intended to provide good practice to safeguard the lives of building occupants and ...

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Scottish EPC Regulations come into force for commercial buildings

The assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 comes into force across the country today (1 September 2016). The new regulations will be triggered once a commercial property owner, with a building (or units within a building), ...

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Get the light right

Paul Jones from B.E.G. explains why it is essential that firms implement the correct lighting strategy and how this can massively reduce costs It is estimated that around a third of all energy consumed by commercial buildings is being wasted ...

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Rising tide

FM professionals are looking to technology to address a rising tide of water costs – as well as performance, sustainability and hygiene concerns. Propelair CEO Garry Moore reports Toilet flushing is a huge drain – literally – on water resources, ...

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Report looks at green growth in commercial properties

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today (18 June), commented on the findings of a new report on carbon reduction and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The report ‘Carbon Penalties & Incentives: A review of policy effectiveness for carbon reduction and ...

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Energy efficiency retrofit market to surpass $127bn by 2023

Because existing building stock dwarfs the amount of new building space being added on an annual basis, energy efficiency retrofits are believed to be a critical pathway to greening the world’s commercial buildings. This belief is backed up by a ...

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Low carbon building innovations shortlisted for 2014 Ashden Awards

The shortlist for this year’s Ashen Awards, which champions low carbon enterprises and innovations in the UK and developing world, has been announced. Seventeen companies have been shortlisted for the 2014 UK Ashden Awards, including several which are helping domestic ...

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Dimplex recessed ceiling heater: New design and time saving features

Dimplex has updated its AC3CN recessed ceiling heater for commercial buildings with a new white linear grille and hinged access for easy installation and connection. Designed to provide subtle heating where wall space is limited and fast response is needed, ...

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Study finds one in five commercial premises could be unfit to let in 2018

Seventeen per cent of the UK’s investment real estate could be unlettable in five years’ time under new EPC regulations, a leading environment & engineering consultancy has warned. The provisions, detailed in the Energy Act, will make it mandatory for ...

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Ten ways commercial property professionals can go green for Earth Day

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has published some top tips for commercial real estate professionals to make energy efficiency and sustainability a priority on Earth Day and every day. With the office building industry accounting for a ...

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