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Retrofit centre-stage in climate action for the built environment

Engineering services alliance Actuate UK has called for industry and government collaboration on the challenge of retrofitting and decarbonising our existing buildings. Speaking on behalf of Actuate UK at the Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 session, Michelle Agha-Hossein CEng MCIBSE, building performance and soft landings lead at Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) said: “The UK government has acknowledged that the built environment will need to be almost […]

Green technologies take centre stage in immersive version of Glasgow city icons


Two of Scotland’s leading lights in the property sustainability space have come together in a unique collaboration to highlight the potential environmental gains new and emerging technologies can bring to existing city buildings.  COP26 principal partner, energy provider and sustainability consultant SSE and building performance analysists IES, have come together to highlight potential net-zero solutions […]

Digital Twins to play a key role in the built environment


Experts and industry leaders want digital twin technology to be top of the agenda for this year’s pivotal COP26 event. Digital twins are being named as a potential aid towards preventing the world’s current climate crisis, and many want the technology to be discussed and accelerated.  COP26’s biggest challenge is to ensure the planet is net-zero by […]

Big data, big city transformations: Transport and well-being


Digital Nomad have created an interesting insight looking into big data, smart cities, and efficient transport. From successful smart cities such as Amsterdam to new modes of transport in Dubai, it is fascinating to see how technology in smart cities has evolved, helping many different aspects of city life progress.  As the world changes, so do our […]