A shortage of skilled technicians will make it increasingly difficult for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector to adopt new ‘alternative’ refrigerants, which are critical to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Green hydrogen has the power to sustainably fuel communities in the future. However, in order to do this, the collective help of the government and the industry is needed to create a market for its utilisation, the infrastructure for it to be produced and stored, and supportive legislation and funding to power investment, says George Adams
Vital Energi has taken a £25 million contract with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to cut its carbon footprint by 14,000 tonnes a year and guarantee energy savings of £1.8 million a year for Nottingham City Hospital.
The Estates & Academic Environment Department (EAE) at the London South Bank University won the award in the Facilities Management category at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2021 for its extensive work in making the university campus more environmentally friendly. Through lighting, occupancy management, heat pumps and energy networks, the Estates team has reduced carbon on campus. Here's what they did and how they did it.
A major retrofit strategy for existing buildings could be “crucial to the Prime Minister’s radical new targets for cutting carbon emissions”, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).