Sustainability

Construction Materials Technologies: Old Materials, New Approaches
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Construction Materials Technologies: Old Materials, New Approaches

The construction industry, long known for its resilience and adaptability, is undergoing a profound transformation thanks to the latest advancements in construction materials technologies. These innovations are not only enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of construction projects but also revolutionising the very foundations of how we build our world.

Michael Urie

By Michael Urie

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.

Richard Francis

By Richard Francis

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