Navigating the Building Safety Act

In the realm of construction, change is a constant. But amidst the cacophony of regulations and standards, a new symphony has emerged – the Building Safety Act 2022. This article explores the Act further.

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The Future of ESG: What Is the Role of Plant-Based Places?
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The Future of ESG: What Is the Role of Plant-Based Places?

This series has focused on the emerging concept of plant-based places, one that is gathering more interest in the industry. We have shown that a drive for net zero carbon and healthy environments has bolstered the choice of bio-based materials. Forthcoming regulation and innovative natural products are reinforcing this trend.

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Net Zero and the Built Environment: Where Does It Go From Here?
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Net Zero and the Built Environment: Where Does It Go From Here?

It is hard to underestimate the changes we have seen in the last five years with the creation of net zero carbon frameworks and the growth of ESG. Arising at the same time, net zero carbon and ESG more broadly have begun to fundamentally alter the construction and operation of buildings.

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Decarbonising the Built Environment – EPC, MEES and the Cost Implications
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Decarbonising the Built Environment – EPC, MEES and the Cost Implications

Since its introduction in 2007, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) has been the main method of assessing the energy efficiency of buildings in the UK. The Government has recently revisited the EPC requirements, seeking to update them and make them more stringent. Currently, proposed Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation mandates a phased implementation of the EPC B by 2030 requirement, with EPC C by 2027 set as an interim milestone for all commercial non-domestic buildings.

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