Homebuyers have potential to borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, new research shows

Leading experts in home energy and financial services analysed data for 40,000 properties Fuel efficiency and fuel bills link has generated new calculator for consumers More accurate energy expenditure estimates could vary maximum loans by up to £11,500 More accurate assessment of home energy bills by lenders could vary maximum mortgages by up to £11,500 … Continue reading “Homebuyers have potential to borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, new research shows”

Is your ductwork safe?

Minimising fire risk, maximising hygiene and functionality are all good reasons to ensure your building’s ductwork is effectively maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. The new Loss Prevention Standard (LPS 2084) seeks to minimise fire risk from ducting. In response to the issues caused by ineffective cleaning and maintenance, BRE Global has launched a new … Continue reading “Is your ductwork safe?”

World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE are today launching The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The … Continue reading “World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature”