Call to Industry ahead of Carbon Database Launch Funded by BCIS

The UK government may be watering down its commitment to net zero but the construction industry must not let up on its own commitment to reduce its impact on climate change – that’s the message from a consortium of leading organisations behind the launch of the ground-breaking Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD). The project, which…


RO Group Announces Senior Appointment

UK property developer The RO Group has appointed Ana Bajri as its first Head of Sustainability.  Bajri brings a wealth of experience in real estate and the built environment to the role having navigated ESG issues in a commercial environment. She joins the company from Countrywide Surveying Services, where she has been responsible for creating…


Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” at the second Green Home Festival which is part of the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) was the keynote speaker at the launch of the five-day renewables jamboree in central Edinburgh organised by the Construction Industry…


Scottish Housing Minister to Launch Green Home Festival

Scotland’s second Green Home Festival is set to be launched by Scottish Government Minister Paul McLennan, who has agreed to kick off the week-long series of shows delivering practical assistance and advice to help Scotland become a net zero nation. The Housing Minister will be the keynote speaker at the first session of the five-day renewables jamboree, whichis…


Comment on RICS June Survey

Iwona Hovenko, real estate analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, comments on the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Survey of the UK housing market. As expected, the sharply rising mortgage rates have made it even tougher for prospective buyers to afford a property, while also hitting a wider housing-market confidence – especially as it took…


RICS Accepts Recommendations of Independent Governance Review

The Governing Council of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has strongly endorsed recommendations made in an independent report by former chief executive of Brent and Gloucestershire Councils, and the UK Benefits Agency, Baron Bichard into the organisation’s governance, purpose and future. Key recommendations of the report which was commissioned following widely publicised member…

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