ICC: Share your experience with inspections and plan reviews!

Plans assessment and site inspections are part of WOBO Governor David Gibson’s daily tasks and this article provides an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise. The International Code Council, in collaboration with the North East Efficiency Partnerships and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance would...

Europe: The 4RinEU strategic network: upscaling innovative deep renovation solutions

WOBO Governor David Gibson is involved in rennovation projects and is pleased to provide a link to activities developing in Europe H2020EE funded 4RinEU project developed state-of-the-art renovation solutions designed to reduce a property’s energy consumption by up to 60 % while improving the building’s...

European Commission: We are moving to CINEA on 1 April!

WOBO has been notified that the EASME’s energy unit is on the move. EASME’s Energy Unit will continue to implement Energy Efficiency projects in the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).  The new CINEA has been formally established by the European Commission...

Will 2021 be the year construction goes green?

WOBO thanks SHP and Gareth Rondel for the article and considerations for achieving a “green” 2021. Gareth Rondel, Environmental and Sustainability Lead at CHAS, considers whether 2021 could be a pivotal year in the construction industry’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact.   Over the...

New University of Manchester research helps solar technology become more affordable

WOBO thanks Robin Whitlock and Renewable Energy magazine for the link to developments in solar technology. Scientists at the University of Manchester have found a way to accelerate the uptake of solar technology, by increasing the environmental safety of perovskite solar cells. Perovskite solar cells have attracted...

RESNET and International Code Council enter into agreement to foster enhanced energy code compliance

WOBO thanks RESNET and ICC for their commitment to energy code compliance. The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the International Code Council entered into a formal agreement to build a stronger relationship between the two organizations and to improve energy code compliance. The goals...

Bsi: BS 5839-9 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Part 9

WOBO Governor David Gibson is pleased to provide the opportunity for members and fellow professionals to contribute to the development of British Fire Safety Standards. BS 5839-9 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Part 9: Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning...

UK: Peter Baker Chief Inspector of Buildings

WOBO Governor David Gibson is pleased to provide an update in respect of the UK Chief Inspector of Buildings. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Peter...

ICC: Adapting building standards to changing weather risks

WOBO thanks Judy Zakreski, Vice President of Global Services ICC, for the link to the article on adapting building standards. The devastating storms and associated power outages in Texas are yet another reminder that our infrastructure and #buildings need to be #resilient to #extremeweather. We’re working globally to ensure that #buildingcodes are...

Wallbot – Green wall maintenance

WOBO is pleased to provide a link to an article to support “Green Wall Maintenance” What is a Wallbot and what does it have to do with green wall maintenance? Find out in my HORT JOURNAL AUSTRALIA article for the Interior Plantscape Association of Australia, where I interview University...

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