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Future Homes Task Force set up to ensure housebuilding aligns to environmental legislation set up by the UK Government

A new cross-sector Future Homes Task Force set by the UK Government aims to assist the built environment sector in improving the environmental footprint of new housebuilding, a recent news report has been able to suggest. The Task Force will comprise of organisations across the built environment sector, as well as utility providers, material suppliers […]

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Energy efficiency improvements in the social housing sector could help boost COVID-19 recovery

Improving the overall level of energy efficiency across the social housing stock could play a very important role in the UK Government’s post-pandemic economic recovery plans, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) believes. Boosting investment in decarbonising social housing stock could generate thousands of jobs while achieving the government’s aim of reducing carbon emissions, the […]

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Can remote working save you up to 25% on heating bills?

The initial pandemic lockdown drove many businesses to rapidly adopt remote working. Now, several months on, the economy is opening up again, and many workplaces are seeing a return to previous occupation levels. However, some forward-thinking businesses are taking the opportunity to adopt a more flexible workplace management style. Some employees may need to, or […]

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Building Energy Monitoring Systems – The Key to Unlocking Significant Performance and Efficiency Improvements

Building energy monitoring systems (either independent or embedded within building management systems) are likely to play an even more important role in ensuring a higher level of performance and energy efficiency for the built environment, experts believe. As buildings become outfitted with sensors and smart systems, more data can be collected from every aspect of […]

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Energy efficient homes can drastically cut carbon emissions and energy bills, researchers argue

Implementing energy efficiency measures in homes can help unlock significant lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions, scientists have argued. New research from scientists at Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association and Advance Further Energy reveals that the mass adoption of solar, battery storage, intelligent controls and other smart energy technologies in […]

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