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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EPC, an important insight into building performance

Since the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), covering the Private Rented Sector in England & Wales, were published in 2015, there have been several key dates where it has become unlawful to grant a new lease for a property, both domestic and commercial, with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G.   However, as of…

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Closing up for Christmas? Merry energy saving!

Christmas is just around the corner and hopefully none of us will be spending it in the office, especially given it’s on a Saturday this year! So once the festive greetings are exchanged and the last ‘out of office’ has gone on we’ve got some hints and tips to save energy in your buildings over…

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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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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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Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050: a Green Revolution

Bold Ambition? UK to Legislate 2050 Net-Zero carbon target. Last night, Theresa May, in one of her final acts as UK Prime Minister, pledged to take on board recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change to establish a legally binding net-zero target by 2050. The approach, proposed today (Wednesday 12 June 2019), would see the…

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Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting – What does it mean for you?

Since its initial announcement in 2016, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been working on a new framework to simplify the complicated environmental reporting landscape that exists currently. What they came up with is known as the “Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting Framework” (SECR). Following an extensive consultation process, which EVORA…

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Moving towards lower carbon electricity generation

The latest UK carbon (‘Carbon’ is being used here as short hand for carbon dioxide emissions – CO2) conversion factors from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrate that a significant and much-needed decarbonisation of the electricity grid is being achieved. The latest (2017) carbon emissions from UK electricity generation has reached…

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Does the UK’s net zero future need the EU ETS?

The 2008 Climate Change Act already commits the UK to an 80% reduction in emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2050. However, the unwritten long-term target hopefully is, or at least should be, to achieve complete carbon neutrality. Since its inception in 2005, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) has been Europe’s flagship…

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