NABERS: Developments update

WOBO thanks NABERS for it’s update and the links to the new pilot program on “Sustainable Finance Criteria”. NABERS launched the Residential Aged Care and Retirement Living ratings late last year. Have you completed your certification yet? Demand for NABERS Water and Energy Assessors keeps...

Webinar: Weaving the Golden Thread into fire safety

Fire Safety Act – Golden Thread, a date for your diary! With the impending Fire Safety Act due to come into effect in 2022 or 2023, building owners and asset managers are already increasing their fire safety protocols in advance of the new legislation. Additional...

Mayor of London launches new fire safety planning guidance proposal

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the prompt to allow members to respond to the draft guidance. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a public consultation on draft guidance that puts fire safety at the centre of the planning process for new developments. Sadiq...

New International Green Construction Code certification

Commercial Energy Certification – new opportunities! The International Code Council, with sponsorship from ASHRAE, created a new green construction certification — the Commercial Green Construction Professional — that reinforces expertise from both organizations to address solutions in disaster and climate resiliency. The certification will assist...

Jobs opportunities within the clean energy public sector

WOBO thanks CINEA – CLEAN – ENERGY for the link to their latest newsletter. The European Clean Energy Newsletter provides an update in respect of new funding and projects linked to energy research and employment within their EU activities – a great opportunity to broaden...

ACEN Powers up Philippines’ First Hybrid Solar and Storage Project

WOBO acknowledges the information provided by the Renewable Energy magazine. ACEN, the listed energy platform of the Ayala Group, has switched on the Philippines’ first hybrid solar and energy storage project. The pilot 40 MW energy storage project located in Alaminos, Laguna will allow the...

UK: £5m fine after fatal gas explosion

Gas services must be maintained!!! Northern Gas Networks Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a fire and gas explosion at residential premises in Mirfield resulted in the death of the homeowner. West Yorkshire Fire service were called to a fire and explosion in...

OECD: The facts and figures: The global state of plastics production and pollution

WOBO thanks edie for the link to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Report. The OECD has launched a global stocktake of plastic production and pollution, warning that the growth of the plastics market has outpaced economic growth by almost 40%. Here, edie summarises...

The importance of using approved Category 3 Control fire performance cables

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the link to Stuart Dover’s paper on Cable Performance. The importance of using only approved products which meets the latest regulations for fire safety cannot be emphasised enough as buildings become more complex using modern materials. Here, Stuart Dover, General...

Make your nomination for the most influential in fire safety, today!

Fire Safety: WOBO Members and Fellow Professionals are invited to make nominations. Public nominations for the 2022 IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire are open! Please note, nominations will close on 22nd March 2022. Make your nomination for the most influential in fire safety,...

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