European Projects: Opportunities for participation and employment

Europe provides a breadth of opportunities which are reported in their Clean Energy Newsletter. Read the online version Calls and opportunities Innovation Fund’s second call for small-scale projects is open to proposals in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries including substitute products, energy storage, and carbon capture,...

Discover an alternative solution to the challenges of single stairways in high-rise buildings at FIREX

WOBO welcomes the creation of options to secure public safety and confidence. Set to be showcased exclusively at FIREX International in May, EVACSTAC is a prefabricated structural steel tower solution designed to provide an alternative evacuation route for residents in the event of a fire,...

Government announces £5 billion agreement towards the building safety scandal to come from major housing developers

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the update. An agreement between the Government and 35 major developers will see £5 billion committed from industry towards addressing the building safety scandal, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced. £2 billion of this has...

Shelter: Submit new project abstracts now!

WOBO welcomes the opportunity for its members and fellow professionals to support the initiatives of Shelter. Shelter are currently looking for new shelter and settlements case studies that took/are taking place during 2020-2022 to be included in the next edition of Shelter Projects that will be published...

IBQC sparks global dialogue on the performance of building products

WOBO thanks Judy for the link to the debate on Building Products and their Performance. Judy Zakreski is the vice president of Global Services for the International Code Council, leading the global initiatives of its business units and subsidiaries under a united strategy to capitalize on...

Australia: Registration is open for the 2022 NCC Seminars – Volumes One and Two

WOBO thanks the Australian Building Codes Board for the information of their training in respect of their National Construction Code. This is an important event for you to learn about what has changed, and what it means to you and your industry, before the 2022...

From renewables to fossil fuels: Everything you need to know about the UK’s Energy Security Strategy

UK’s energy security strategy. The UK Government has published its plans for increasing domestic energy production, to broad criticisms from the UK’s green economy. Here, edie pulls out the key inclusions and puts them into context. The Energy Security Strategy was originally promised in mid-March but...

Ørsted and ESVAGT Partner on World’s First Green Fuel Vessel for Offshore Wind Operations

Decarbonisation – a key goal for transportation. The agreement between Ørsted and ESVAGT is a display of commitment from both companies to the decarbonization of the maritime industry and will help reduce emissions from offshore operations. Renewable energy offers a clear path to reach the Paris Climate Agreement’s target...

BS8580-2 Water quality – Part 2 explained

Water quality – essential to life!  Peter Gunn, Senior Consultant Water Hygiene Centre Ltd, looks into the new BS 8580-2:2022 Water quality and risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Commonly, Legionella risk assessments do not consider the risks from microbial hazards such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and...

The changing face of sustainability leadership: Do you need an environmental degree to enter the profession?

Professional and Personal skills development. In 2022, sustainability leaders need to have honed their soft skills like communication and collaboration, engaging and mobilising all manner of internal and external stakeholders. So, do you still need an environment-related degree to become a sustainability professional? This is...

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