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Legal & General achieves BREEAM first

Legal & General Property’s building at 740 Waterside Drive in Bristol is the first ever building to be certificated under the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme, the newest of the internationally recognised BREEAM standards for rating the sustainability of building projects. 
 28 Apr 2015

FETA Lunch 2015 - Chairman's Speech

It has been a busy 12 months for FETA as chairman, Mike Lawrence, explained at the recent annual lunch. 
 22 Apr 2015

Cold homes need more than warm words, says Knauf Insulation

As each party broadcasts their manifesto in the run up to the General Election, Knauf Insulation has released its own comments on the announcements. 
 20 Apr 2015

Climate scientist on a mission to cut CO2 at his own home

Met Office scientist and global-warming specialist Jeff Ridley (pictured) has been taking measures to reduce his own home’s CO2 emissions. 
 30 Mar 2015

Architect calls for a halt to demolitions and hails refurbishment

VAT rules are undermining sustainable development by rewarding developers who demolish buildings and penalising those who refurbish. 
 11 Mar 2015

Ecodesign and HVACR

Ecodesign and HVACR Mike Lawrence, chairman of the FETA Board, explains why the Ecodesign Directive is an important piece of legislation across the EU member states. 
 10 Mar 2015

China high-rise office building achieves first BREEAM Outstanding rating

No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world's foremost sustainability standard for buildings.  
 15 Jan 2015

Europe’s energy transition: Secure power for a sustainable economy

Technological and commercial innovation is accelerating as the European power market reaches the vital nexus between renewable and traditional power. 
 14 Jan 2015

Energy bills rise as the mercury falls

Most commercial buildings experience a spike in running costs at this time of year as temperatures fall and the dark nights close in, despite the fact that nearly all organisations can take steps to reduce their energy consumption and improve their green credentials. 
 7 Jan 2015

Space Air addresses R22 concerns

Mike Nankivell, marketing director for the Daikin distributor, Space Air, comments on a dilemma facing suppliers of air conditioning and parts now it is illegal to use the refrigerant R22 for service and maintenance purposes. 
 7 Jan 2015

Major changes ahead for healthcare construction procurement

According to a new report by AMA Research, major changes within the NHS are changing the way that it is working with the construction industry. 
 15 Oct 2014

Be prepared: be winter ready

As we enter the winter months, Mark Hodgkinson of Xylem Water Solutions UK is calling on all businesses to be prepared and to ensure their business continuity plan is up to date. 
 14 Oct 2014

Uponor answers the most common UFH queries

Underfloor Heating (UFH) has been installed in British homes for decades yet its roots go back hundreds of years. 
 8 Sep 2014

Green Deal - Success or failure?

“Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect” reads a press release on the DECC website. The ... 
 14 Aug 2014

The art of the ball valve

Understated and discreet, the humble ball valve is one of the vital cogs in the machinery that drives the modern world. 
 4 Aug 2014

When it comes to return on investment, size matters

When it comes to return on investment, size matters In buildings where there is a large heating/cooling demand over extended periods, the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) are hard to beat. 
 8 Jul 2014

Finding a fan base in a few new sectors

Finding a fan base in a few new sectors Not just for large commercial use, smaller CHP units are attracting new sectors of the market. 
 8 Jul 2014

Can less really be more? Single vs multi CHP

Alex Parkinson of Bosch Commerial Heating evaluates the pros and cons of multiple module CHP systems vs single module arrangements 
 8 Jul 2014

Getting the best out of green solutions

Renewable and low carbon technologies should be hailed as the saviour of commercial heating, helping users to reduce their carbon emissions and cut energy costs. 
 8 Jul 2014

Fan array keeps Mary Rose project ship shape

It’s not often you get to see something completey different, but when you go behind the scenes of the conservation site of the 16th Century Mary Rose in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard that’s exactly what you get. 
 8 Jul 2014
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