World-first whole-house retrofit success Google smart homes
Effective city-wide urban retrofit is still the Holy Grail for a truly sustainable future. It is a big challenge and needs research-based solutions and perhaps some blue-sky thinking’. Saint-Gobain’s support for a world-first’ whole-house retrofit research project at Salford University is featured below. It is already demonstrating an impressive 63% energy saving via the installation of a range of their products.
Events news includes Solid Wood Solutions, a day on engineered timber innovations; and a European loft conversion design competition with great prizes!
With the recent Buildingtalk focus on improving safety in the industry, our VIDEO OF THE WEEK features a very simple and cost-effective way to produce Health & Safety documents online in just a few minutes.
And finally, latest economic news includes rising rents in the commercial sector with London having its best year since 2007; UK infrastructure investment will create 150,000 jobs; BarbourABI report contract values up 25% year on year; and profits are growing with Travis Perkins sales up 12.7% in Q1.
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Understanding how much ‘recycled’ air is in a room can help establishments estimate the risk of infection from diseases such as COVID-19, says Tinytag…Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Information Technology, news, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation
Young offender institutions (YOI) must address the actions that are causing extensive strain on the correctional system in the UK today, explain Contour…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Plumbing, Retrofit & Renovation
The GGF has issued revised guidance for Home Improvement companies and sub-contractors operating in England during the current National Lockdown.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, Interiors, news, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Site Preparation, Windows
Exploring how the building envelope can support the reduction in energy usage can help the construction industry achieve zero-carbon buildings, says Vincent Matthews, Head of UK Marketing at SFS.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Facades, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls