RICS LAUNCHS NEW INTERNATIONAL BUILDING OPERATION STANDARD FRAMEWORK

RICS LAUNCHS NEW INTERNATIONAL BUILDING OPERATION STANDARD FRAMEWORK

A new framework, the International Building Operation Standard (IBOS), has been developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which is expected to improve building use and support more flexible working environments. The Framework has been unveiled...
THE JOURNEY TO A ‘B’ GRADE EPC

THE JOURNEY TO A ‘B’ GRADE EPC

A Strategic Approach to the New Requirements with the Net Zero Carbon Context An estimated 1 million non-domestic buildings will need to undergo upgrade works to meet the government’s proposed ‘B’ grade Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by 2030. The government...
UK ENERGY SECTOR TO BE FUTURE-PROOFED BY SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA

UK ENERGY SECTOR TO BE FUTURE-PROOFED BY SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA

If the UK wishes to meet its climate change commitments by 2050, we will need smart and flexible energy systems. However, with the use of fossil fuels reducing and energy demands rising, a system is needed that can ensure a stable supply of clean energy. The UK...
UK GOVERNMENT OUTLAWS COAL FIRED GENERATION FROM 2024

UK GOVERNMENT OUTLAWS COAL FIRED GENERATION FROM 2024

The UK Government announced plans to move the date for the removal of coal fired generation from 2025 to 2024 in February 2020 and commitment to legislating the change before the COP26 summit. COP 26 was subsequently delayed from November 2020 by a year due to...
FUTURE BUILDINGS STANDARD: REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

FUTURE BUILDINGS STANDARD: REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

New and existing buildings in England will have to meet strict energy efficiency standards in the future under plans outlined by the government. The Climate Change Committee’s last annual report in June 2020 highlighted the need to make low carbon heating the dominant...