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Mostra 2024 – The European Perspective For A Sustainable Future

Adveco reports on the European perspective for a sustainable future from the floor of Mostra 2024 in Milan, Italy. The biannual MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, has become a major focal point for those showcasing advancements in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and plumbing sectors. This year’s event has placed a firm emphasis … Read more

Tackling Climate Change In The UK

We start 2024 looking at where the UK now stands in tackling climate change in light of the agreements at COP28 and the latest EU directives… While the UK has withdrawn from commitments EU member states are subject to, the country continues to mirror a great many regulations that extend across the EU, especially with … Read more

“The beginning of the end of fossil fuels…”

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After tense days of negotiation, Chair of COP 28 Sultan al-Jaber this morning gavelled a new deal in what he has claimed to be a “historic moment.” It is “the beginning of the end of fossil fuels,” said Wopke Hoekstra, the European Union’s commissioner for climate action. He commented that the deal “could well be … Read more

COP28 – Climate Change Challenges

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The 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) is the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Inaugurated in 1995, COP is an annual opportunity for signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to debate solutions to climate change. The key outcome of the COP process has been the 2015 Paris Agreement, signed … Read more

NIC Advisory Too Focussed On Domestic Carbon

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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the government’s independent advisory body, has published its second National Infrastructure Assessment.  The NIC advisory is a five-year review that sets out plans to transform the country’s energy, transport and other key networks over the next 30 years. The immediate interpretation if the new NIC advisory is one of prioritisation … Read more

UK Net Zero – A Moment Of Pragmatism Or Shame?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has formally announced a shift in many of the timelines previously set for achieving net zero by 2050. Many claim this is a weakening of some of the government’s key green commitments and a major policy shift. It is now committed to reaching UK net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but … Read more

IAQ in Commercial Buildings

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Given that most of us typically spend up to 90% of our time inside buildings, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a serious consideration, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the people who occupy it. Poor IAQ can have several negative health effects, including respiratory problems, headaches, fatigue, and allergies. It can … Read more

Future Buildings

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Are the Future Building Standards set to supply the necessary impetus for the commercial sector to deliver climate action in the UK before the 2050 net zero deadline? The government’s efforts to deliver climate action have been described as “worryingly slow,” and its showcase green heat pump scheme “significantly off track” by the “markedly” less … Read more

Enforcing Commercial Sustainability Through EPCs

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What are EPCs, and why should they matter? If you own/rent or lease a commercial property then this legislation could have a far-reaching impact on both your buildings and how and where your business operates. To ensure the timely conversion of building stock the UK has introduced increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations. … Read more

Mission Zero – A Review of Net Zero Policy

Mission Zero is an official response to the November 2020 announcement by then Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a wide-ranging plan with ten key deliverables to drive what he described as “Our green industrial revolution”. This lay the groundwork for the government’s Net Zero programme to fully decarbonise the economy by 2050 and in 2021 … Read more