Toronto: ZooShare Biogas Project Goes Live, First of its Kind in Canada

Joined up thinking works!! The ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, in partnership with the Toronto Zoo, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and EnerFORGE announced that its most recent project has gone live. The ZooShare Biogas Project is the first of its kind in Canada and an example of the circular economy...

Fast-charging battery pioneer StoreDot to revolutionise charging times with new patent

Batteries – developments for the future!! StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced a new patent for revolutionary systems that will decrease charging times, significantly improving the rate of miles per minute of charging, which remains...

England: PAS 2038:2021 Retrofitting non-domestic buildings for improved energy efficiency

Retrofit and improved energy efficiency – a focus for the future. WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks bsi for the opprotunity to attend the  ‘PAS 2038:2021 Retrofitting non-domestic buildings for improved energy efficiency‘ webinar. “We hope you enjoyed it and took away some valuable insights from...

ICC: Global Membership Council Webinar Series: Conformity Assessment Best Practices

WOBO Governor David Gibson was pleased to participate and contribute in the ICC Global Webinar and its global audience. Watch the July 30, 2021 discussion among a panel of experts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States as they discuss global...

Scottish Building Regulations: Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics, including Ventilation, Overheating and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

WOBO thanks the Scottish Government for the opportunity for its members and fellow professionals to participate in the consultation process. Overview Scottish building regulations set minimum standards applicable to new buildings and to new work to existing buildings. Our recent draft Heat in Buildings Strategy sets...

England: New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

WOBO thanks SHP for the update on high-rise residential planning submissions within England. From 1 August, new planning requirements (Planning Gateway One) came into force on developments involving high-rise residential buildings, with fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted....

Australia: Victoria – A workplace opportunity.

WOBO thanks the Victorian Building Authority for their update in respect of Fire Safety and Combustible Cladding – a unique opportunity to share your skills. The Victorian Building Authority has an opportunity available for an experienced Building Surveyor to join us to help lead positive...

UN-Habitat: World Urban Forum 11

WOBO plans for 2022!! https://wuf.unhabitat.org/...

IFSEC GLOBAL: The integration of technology to manage fire safety risk in social housing Webinar

WOBO recognises the benefits from integrating technology into the fire safety process. A webinar to provide greater clarity on how technology and the Internet of Things can prevent fire and save lives Join this webinar on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 11:00 AM to hear how AI and the IoT...

ICC: Building safety groups discuss safety of existing buildings in Florida

Learning from disasters.   Building safety organizations from around the country and experts in the building safety community gathered last week in West Palm Beach, Florida, for an examination on how communities monitor the safety of existing buildings, what guidance exists for building owners, and how...

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