Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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Circular Economy
How do we change the conversation around carbon, from being perceived as a global liability to a valuable resource? This is the question posed by Rachel A Meidl, Fellow in energy and sustainability at Rice University’s Baker Institute, in the latest issue of Building Services Engineering. The transformation of carbon is the life-blood of all...
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In a world where climate change dominates headlines and increasingly impacts peoples’ lives, the call for urgent action is louder than ever. The real estate sector across Europe is attuned to the need for rapid change. In Ireland alone, the built environment is responsible for 37% of the country’s carbon emissions, according to the Irish...
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CIBSE and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have joined forces to introduce an innovative product verification scheme aimed at promoting circular economy practices within the lighting industry. This scheme, known as the TM66 Assured, will provide independent verification of lighting manufacturers’ circularity claims, ensuring accuracy and credibility The TM66 Assured product verification scheme, developed by...
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The SEAI Energy Awards were set up 20 years ago to showcase excellence in sustainable energy. They continue to highlight energy innovation across Ireland today. There are 11 categories in total for 2023, covering a wide range of areas and activities that reflect SEAI’s key focus areas. Categories of interest include: Energy in Buildings Award...
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In our September/October edition we looked at forthcoming legislation around sustainability. Understandably some people are fearful of the obligations that such legislation will place on them, but if you are a reputable manufacturer or supplier of durable, resource-efficient goods, with a clean supply chain and low-carbon operations, upcoming legislation will benefit your business, writes Elaine...
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Over the last decade there has been a laser-like focus on in-use lighting energy efficiency, driven both by economics (a return on a lighting investment delivered by reduced energy costs), and increasingly, the move to low or zero carbon buildings in the face of man-made climate change. The result has been a boom in replacing...
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As a in boy in the 1970s, I can remember walking onto my local high street by night. On the way the streets were somewhat dimly lit and when you got there, only The occasional shop window was illuminated and the sum total of the exterior lighting scheme for Bligh’s Hotel was a solitary lantern...
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