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June 11, 2019

How sustainable are our education buildings?

The DfE's sustainable approach to the design and construction of new facilities, as stated in their Output Specification, aims to deliver a "cost-effective and resource-efficient facility" that optimises passive design measures and minimises the use of all resources with an efficient approach to maintenance, life cycle replacement and facilities management. It expects strategies to be implemented to operate facilities that record all targets for the key ... Read more

June 5, 2019
The Managing Principal of our Oxford studio, Carl McKenzie has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Professional Development committee of IHEEM. The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) was founded in the 1940’s with its primary purpose to act as a knowledge sharing institute, specialising in Healthcare design, construction and best practice use and functionality of healthcare buildings and organi... Read more
May 20, 2019
Hawkins\Brown will be hosting a panel discussion exploring the theme of 'boundaries' by asking the question: How can we creatively approach the design of light in buildings to blur the boundary between inside and out, to have a positive influence on occupant well-being? Recent research shows that the light that we experience can affect our sleep cycles, immune systems and mental health – but as we spend more than 90% of time inside buildings, are we losing our connection with the outside? How can the design of buildings take a considered ... Read more
May 20, 2019
The CIBSE Young Energy Performance Group invite you to our first Carbon Bite Night of the season. Three speakers will discuss the GLA updates on carbon factors and their impact on design for new residential developments, followed by discussion and Q&A. With the move toward Greenhouse Gas Emissions factors that better reflect the current National Electricity Grid, emissions associated with electricity are now almost equal to emissions from gas. Increasingly, to comply with the 35% on site emissions reductions target of the London Plan, th... Read more
May 20, 2019
The CIBSE Young Energy Performance Group invite you to our first Carbon Bite Night of the season. Three speakers will discuss the GLA updates on carbon factors and their impact on design for new residential developments, followed by discussion and Q&A. With the move toward Greenhouse Gas Emissions factors that better reflect the current National Electricity Grid, emissions associated with electricity are now almost equal to emissions from gas. Increasingly, to comply with the 35% on site emissions reductions target of the London Plan, th... Read more
May 1, 2019
Elementa's Ed Garrod accompanied by others from our senior leadership team, heads to Copenhagen this June to speak at the BCO Annual Conference about the BCO Wellness Matters report Session Details: Thursday 6 June, 16.15 - 17.45: Cards for Humanity, Top Trumps and Lego Friday 7 June, 10.30 - 12.00: Gaming for Health and Wellbeing The  BCO is at the forefront of discussion on the contribution great workspaces can make to health wellbeing and productivity. They do this by staying curious - learning from the best thi... Read more
May 1, 2019
Ed Garrod is speaking at the BCO Wellness Matters event this May, on the subject of: A Game of Life and Top Trumps. Session Details: Thursday 16th May 2019 80 Cheapside, London. Wellness Matters Health & Wellbeing is a huge priority for BCO Members developers, occupiers and service providers alike. The Wellness Matters roadmap was written to provide stakeholders across the office lifecycle insight into What Matters but also how to develop and implement strategies that significantly improve ou... Read more
May 1, 2019
Clara Bagenal George speaks about Whole Life Carbon at the CIBSE Technical Symposium in Sheffield Session Details: Thursday 25 - Friday 26 April 2019 University of Sheffield, UK Transforming Built Environments - driving change with engineering Reshaping regulation, understanding, practice and application to enhance the lifelong benefit of engineered environments Recent upheavals in the norms that have hitherto underpinned both society at large and the building professions have underscored that ‘busine... Read more
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