Thinking Buildings - top tips

In our February issue, expert authors shared their thoughts on building controls, and how to make the most of today’s tech. Here’s our summary of their top tips.

Rising to the energy challenge

Lord Rupert Redesdale talks exclusively to MBS about the important issue of the UK's energy challenge and how we might balance our energy requirements with the shift to renewable generation. 

Public and private sectors unite to boost UK energy efficiency at EMEX

For the past 3 years, EMEX (, organised in partnership with the Energy Managers Association (EMA,, has helped thousands of businesses from all sectors to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their operational costs.

Energy is about to become expensive and there is little the government can do about it

Politicians make vocal cries that consumers should switch supplier. This has been a traditional refrain, but the reality is that energy supply and costs are entering the perfect storm bringing a headache for British business. Many have been raising this point for years, but always the argument has moved to the best price for consumers without addressing the fundamental problems the industry faces.

An easier route to healthy, sustainable buildings

Darren Evans of Darren Evans Assessments welcomes the harmonisation between BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.

Wellbeing meets sustainability

Towards a new perspective on environmental conditions in buildings

Paris in the Spring

Looking forward to the 2015 Climate Change Summit.

BIM – Building Intelligence Modelling

Truly Intelligent buildings are within our reach.

Time for renewables to get competitive – are we ready?

The EU is changing the rules on support for renewables, so it’s time to pay attention and make sure you don’t miss out as renewable energies are exposed to greater market forces.

Karen Fletcher.

Carbon is dead?

Measuring carbon is quite complicated, and often very political. Are carbon reduction schemes helping us achieve lower emissions – or confusing the process? Karen Fletcher considers the options.



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