RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE’s Watford campus on 8th February 2019, is focused on exploring the best ways for the humanitarian and private sectors to work together to develop local capacity for longer- term sustainability and resilience. The desire in the private sector to support disaster relief and development … Continue reading “RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”

Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Goal number 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. From 2000 to 2016, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity increased from 78 per cent to 87 per cent, but that still leaves just under 1 billion people … Continue reading “Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration”

Digital Detectives – Accurate Information is the Key to Enforcement

As part of the government’s commitment to the digital economy, HM Land Registry made its data on land ownership in England and Wales publicly available last year. Nearly four million records from the Commercial and Corporate Ownership and Overseas Companies Ownership datasets became accessible for exploration, identifying the address, company’s name, price paid and country … Continue reading “Digital Detectives – Accurate Information is the Key to Enforcement”

Why is an integrated approach to quality indoor environments so important?

People living in developed countries spend typically 90% or more of their time indoors and more susceptible individuals, such as the elderly, infants and those with pre-existing medical conditions, may spend almost all of their time indoors. Poor housing conditions have been demonstrated to have adverse effects on occupants’ health and wellbeing with associated large-scale … Continue reading “Why is an integrated approach to quality indoor environments so important?”

BREEAM Projects integration comes to IES TaP for BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Following the success of the initial integration of IES TaP with BREEAM Projects for the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 scheme last year, the IES TaP team are delighted to announce this latest integration. It is the first of its kind for the BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme, and will bring even greater efficiencies … Continue reading “BREEAM Projects integration comes to IES TaP for BREEAM UK New Construction 2018”