Residential Buildings


Next-gen Home Automation

Residential real estate developer London Land Group and ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings Division have signed a key supplier agreement to deliver unparalleled living experiences through the seamless integration of connected systems. Under the partnership, residents will benefit from energy savings and next-generation home automation. With energy management tools at their fingertips, residents will experience the…


Q+A: Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) of the UK Building Regulations 2023

Simon Blackham, senior technical manager at polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation board manufacturer Recticel Insulation, answers questions on the new Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) amendments to the UK’s Building Regulations. Q: The Part L changes detail a range of increases in thermal performance requirements. What are your thoughts as to whether a fabric-first approach to building remains…


Johnson Controls Welcomes High-rise Safety Amendment to UK Building Regulations

Johnson Controls has welcomed a recent amendment to Section 15, paragraphs 15 and 17 of the Building Regulations in the United Kingdom relating to evacuation alert systems in high-rise residential buildings. The amendment states that new residential developments over 18 metres tall will have to incorporate an Evacuation Alert System in accordance with BS 8629…

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