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vacant buildings

Vacant buildings with a social conscience

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians Management Ltd, considers the social consciousness of vacant buildings.
combined heat and power, buildings

TED Gen: The Combined heat and power revolution

Here, TED Generation (TED Gen) explains how to improve the economic and environmental future of your business – using Combined heat and power (CHP) to decrease energy costs and rewrite carbon footprints.
business rates

Business rates and empty properties

Here, the team at SafeSite Security Solutions talk about Empty Property Rates and the recent decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss a public interest challenge to a Government scheme for the mitigation of business rates on empty property.
building technology

What’s the ‘next normal’ for our building technology?

Siemens provides a perspective on being smarter, safer and more connected when it comes to what’s the ‘next normal’ for our building technology, including comment on energy consumption.
reduce energy

Building ‘smart’ to reduce energy & carbon

Oliver Iltisberger, Division President, ABB Smart Buildings, explains why building ‘smart’ is key to reducing energy consumption and carbon.
first time buyers

Advice for first time buyers ahead of the new financial year

Kier Living break down some of the crucial details that first time buyers need to consider before buying a home ahead of the new financial year.

TRI-HP Project: Developing trigeneration systems for multi-family buildings

Daniel Carbonell, TRI-HP Project Coordinator from SPF Institute for Solar Technology, explains how this EU funded project TRI-HP develops trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources, to provide heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family buildings.
Powerskin+

H2020 Powerskin+: Carbon-neutral non-residential buildings

Here we learn about Powerskin+, advanced next-generation multifunctional building skins for energy and carbon-neutral non-residential buildings.
net-zero by 2050, birmingham energy

The largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050: Decarbonising heat

Professor Martin Freer, Director of Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, details his thoughts on overcoming our largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050.
new build homes

How will new build homes be heated in the future?

Stuart Urquhart, Legal Director at UK law firm TLT LLP, walks us through how new build homes will be heated in the future.
energy performance

EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings

Adrian Brewin, Co-Founder of Reid Brewin Architects, provides an opinion commentary about the EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings, including sustainability.
sustainable urban environment

Tackling inefficiencies in buildings to aid a more sustainable urban environment

Ursula Barr explores the role of IoT energy management systems in solving operational efficiencies, especially for the sustainable urban environment.
Tenant health

iOpt: Why IoT collaboration is at the heart of building a healthier nation

Here, Founder and Managing Director of iOpt Dane Ralston, features a case study of iOpt’s breakthrough collaboration with Renfrewshire Council, one which could fundamentally change the way the UK manages housing stock – and deliver benefits in cost-saving, energy efficiency and tenant health.
District heating

District heating: Operation and maintenance

Here, Rie Krabsen and Erik Christiansen of EBO Consult continue to disclose the ins and out of district heating, in particular, discussing operation and maintenance.
public realm

Rethinking the public realm in the wake of COVID-19

Richard Hyams, Founder and Director of astudio, explores why we must rethink the public realm in light of COVID-19.
cleaner environment

How can ReCO2ST create a cleaner environment?

Denia Kolokotsa, Associate Professor at the Technical University of Crete, discusses how ReCO2ST could create a cleaner environment.
Urban densification

Urban densification and building in our cities

Here, Rich Hyams, Director at architecture firm astudio, makes the case that despite fears of urban densification, building in our cities does not have to be incompatible with a sustainable strategy to address our housing crisis.
shipping containers

3 ways shipping containers have aided capacity issues during COVID-19

Johnathan Bulmer, MD at Cleveland Containers, explains how shipping containers are supporting capacity efforts during coronavirus.

Risk management for energy efficiency investments

Here, we discover that the EFFECT4buildings project provides a set of financial tools and instruments for lowering the risks of energy efficiency investments.
governmen

Smart technologies for government buildings are key to restoring normal business operations

Funding for government building projects may seem like a low priority now, but looking ahead, ensuring these buildings work smarter will be key to restoring normal business operations, argues Liz Farrimond from iDAC Solutions Ltd.

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