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From 1 April 2018 the Minimum energy performance standard will come into force as part of the Energy act 2011.  The key aim is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. So what does this mean for buildings in the future? All buildings in the private rented sector will need to achieve a minimum energy…

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Fears that the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme would prove somewhat toothless may well be proved right.   A report by Savills Energy in early September 2015, by which time there were just under three months left for compliance, revealed only 152 organisations had informed the Environment Agency that they are compliant, according to a story…

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The mainstream news has recently featured the infamous Walkie Talkie building, or 20 Fenchurch St to give it its proper name as the building was handed the 2015 Carbuncle Cup following a controversial first year.   Since opening for business, it has been reported that the building’s curved shape has caused it to melt cars…

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A survey is now underway aimed at assessing how ready the industry is for next year’s implementation by the government on all of its projects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2. The Government plans to insist on the use of collaborative 3D BIM on its projects by spring 2016. The purpose of BIM, for…

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Easy to compare, simple to choose. That’s what the Energy related Products Directive should bring to the heating technology market when it arrives at the end of September and it is not overstating its significance to say that it could have a profound effect on the shape of the heating technology sector.   The aim…

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It was announced this week that Paul McLaughlin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association. The former Coca Cola Commercial Director will begin his new role at the end of August and the industry may well benefit from someone with such a strong background in an environment…

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