BSI introduces framework for installation of energy efficiency measures Locked

The business standards company’s three publicly available specifications cover guidance on retrofitting dwellings, specification for the installation of energy efficiency measures, and certification.

Bank of America Tower given highest US building certification Locked

Skanska’s office development has received LEED® Version 4 Platinum certification for its core and shell by the US Green Building Council.

Construction underway on UK’s first Passivhaus Premium project Locked

South West College’s Erne Campus could generate more renewable energy than it requires, says the Passivhaus Trust.

Energy bench-marking tool developed for non-domestic buildings Locked

UCL and CIBSE have created an online platform to provide benchmarks that represent current energy use trends in buildings.

Welsh parties must commit to decarbonisation plan, says report Locked

The Welsh Government must commit to a 30-year decarbonisation plan, says an independent report.

£3m offered for smart energy systems Locked

Businesses which develop technology to improve the efficiency of local energy systems can bid for a share of the money.

Solar lighting system market to hit $10.8bn, finds report Locked

The solar lighting system market is set to mushroom from $5.2bn today, to $10.8bn by 2024, according to the market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Report savages Government’s energy efficiency measures Locked

The Government must strengthen policy and force builders to implement the latest energy efficiency standards, according to the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee.

Danish model evaluates efficiency of European PV installations Locked

Aarhus University’s solar energy model is available through an open licence.

Energy generation rising up the business agenda, finds report Locked

A high proportion of the best performing businesses are demonstrating energy leadership, says Centrica Business Solutions.

Future buildings research facility to be built in Salford Locked

The £16m facility at the University of Salford will examine off-site construction, smart homes, and energy use.

Cambridge Council buildings to get solar panels Locked

Seven photovoltaic systems have been installed on City Council’s buildings.

Green building sector must support green mortgages, finds report Locked

The finance and green building sectors must work together to make energy efficiency mortgages available to householders in Europe, says a collaboration of organisations.

Nationwide retrofit programme needed, says IET Locked

The Institution of Engineering and Technology says widespread housing retrofits will be needed if the Government is to realise its net zero 2050 target.

Energiesprong could be key in Europe’s energy transition, finds report Locked

German think-tank Agora Energiewende says the energy efficiency renovation of the EU’s building stock is only moving at half the required rate.

Smart home market to soar Locked

The dawn of the smart city will see a rise in Internet-of-Things technology and large fortunes for those that install these systems, according to Transparency Market Research.