Challenges in Data Collection and Overcoming Them: Insights for the Real Asset Investment Industry

Navigating the landscape of data collection in the real asset investment sector presents unique challenges that require nuanced solutions. This article delves into three pivotal areas: the inherent complexity of data sources, the critical importance of traceability and quality, and the need for data structure and its effects on property transactions. EVORA’s Chief Data Officer…

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Will Minimum EPC ratings of B come into force?

Before we consider EPC B ratings becoming minimum standards, let us explore where we are today. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards were introduced on 1 April 2018.  Buildings cannot be leased with an EPC worse than an E rating. There are exemptions, notably, a seven year payback rule exists.  Landlords can continue to lease buildings with…

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Energy Optimisation Resolutions for 2021

A new year presents plenty of opportunities for development, not just for ourselves, but also for the good of the planet. As we go into another quiet spell at the start of 2021, there is an ideal opportunity to implement key operational improvements to buildings. According to the last UK Government Building Energy Efficiency Survey…

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EVORA EDGE helps central Cardiff office go ‘gas-free’

EVORA EDGE are pleased to have been appointed the principal mechanical and electrical (M&E) consultants for a multi-million pound revamp of a central Cardiff office. The transformation of the 65,000 sq ft Fusion Point 1 office, owned by Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund, includes an impressive array of sustainability and energy-efficient features. Heat recovery air…

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Restricting urban biomass: A chance to improve city air quality

Reducing the volume of emissions for real estate activities and subsequently improving air quality is something EVORA Global supports clients in committing to. Often, this involves changing the way factors such as energy and heat consumption are managed. Switching from traditional fossil fuel to cleaner means is a great way to start, however, alternative means…

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BIM:SAM solves riddle of high energy bills in Manchester building

EVORA EDGE’s innovative BIM:SAM approach (building information modelling for strategic asset management)has helped reduce gas spend by 21% in a building, resulting in savings of more than £20,000 per year. It has also opened up the potential to achieve a ‘design for performance’ approach relatively quickly and cost-effectively across portfolios of buildings using existing EPC…

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Chillers and record breaking heat

It seems appropriate that EVORA EDGE spent the hottest day of the year so far (the hottest day on record in some parts of the country) co-ordinating the replacement of a chiller on the roof of a multi-storey office in Birmingham. Chillers are guaranteed to cause facilities managers problems during heatwaves. This is because they…

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Addressing Environmental Risk in Shopping Centres

Environmental impact is not the first thing that comes to mind when we pop down to the local shopping centre. However, going behind the scenes offers a very different viewpoint. Many impacts need to be considered and managed including energy and water usage, waste management, potential water discharges (think car washes), noise, air conditioning, climate…

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Easy energy savings: Closing Up for Christmas

Easy energy savings: Tips & Tricks to minimise your energy consumption over the Winter break. It’s that time of year again: the old Christmas jumper pulled from the depths of your drawers, Secret Santa gifts exchanged, every last drop of mulled wine in a three-mile radius consumed, and now Christmas is just around the corner…

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