Elmhurst Energy: “Energy Matters Magazine”

Elmhurst Energy provides an opportunity to subscribe to their energy updates! 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 is out now… From the Future of Energy Efficiency and Building Regs…to developments in the Air Con sector; from Scotland’s Heat in Buildings Strategy…to Non-Domestic Retrofit; from Competency Schemes…to Retrofit Evaluation, it...

England: Fire Safety Act 2021: How can businesses prepare for the incoming legislation?

WOBO Governor David Gibson appreciates the support of IFSEC Global. Following the passing of the Fire Safety Act in April, Simon Molloy, National Fire Risk Assessment Manager at JLA, explains what Responsible Persons can do now to ensure they prepare ahead of the legislation becoming...

England: HCLG Committee launches inquiry into regulation of social housing

Social housing – is it fit for purpose? The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee launches an inquiry examining the quality and regulation of social housing in England. Inquiry: Regulation of social housing Housing, Commmunity and Local Government Committee Social housing is rented at...

England: All social homes required to have smoke alarms fitted

Social Fire Safety! People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will mean smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation. People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will...

Scotland: Building Regulations – compliance and enforcements: consultation

Scotland welcomes your comments by 4 Feb 2022!  Building Standards Division (BSD), is developing a national Compliance Plan approach to provide greater assurance that compliance with building regulations is achieved from design to completion. This consultation seeks to obtain the views on the development of...

WSSET: Research Awards

Research deserves recognition.  WOBO thanks WSSET for this initiative. The list of eligible countries covered by the WSSET Terry Payne Awards for Best Research by Female Scientist and for Young Researchers in Developing Countries has been expanded to include many more countries. The new list...

ICC: Updated IBC Handbook and Accessibility PocketBook, plus new Study Pack

An opportunity to update your library.  Updated IBC Handbook and Accessibility PocketBook, plus new Study Pack Updated support references designed to help you learn, interpret and apply the latest building safety requirements Order your helpful IBC references today!...

UK’s post-Brexit environmental watchdog officially formed

Environment Bill -action announced! After the Environment Bill received Royal Assent last week, the UK Government has confirmed the legal formation of its post-Brexit environmental watchdog. The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) was originally meant to be fully operational by the end of January 2021....

UK facing green industry supply chain pressures, urged to boost recycling and productivity

Energy – Green Alliance Report. The UK is facing a supply chain crunch on critical components needed for green industries like electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, with a new Green Alliance report calling for the UK to build up domestic recycling of these valuable materials as...

IEA: Rate of energy efficiency improvements needs to double to put world on track for net-zero

Energy – an International update! Globally, energy efficiency has improved in 2021 after a rocky 2020, according to a new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA). But the rate of progress will need to at least double to put the world on track for...

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