SPACES – e-news November 2022


During October as part of our continued programme of the Study Day we had three webinars which are now available on YouTube. 

More to follow next year!

Thank you to our sponsors AtkinsBauder RoofingFaithful+GouldNorse ConsultingPick Everard and Willmott Dixon.

Join us at EMEX

Join us at the Net Zero & Management Exhibition

Members only

There will be a joint Technical Meeting with CIBSE HCNE at the Trinity Bell, London on Wednesday 7th December, followed by a Christmas Buffet.
The presenter will Hywel Davies, Technical Manager at CIBSE, and the presentation will be covering the Building Safety Act.

As this is the Christmas meeting, the meeting will be followed by a Christmas Buffet. NB Due to pre-ordering Christmas Buffet is only available to order up to 23rd November 2022/

Due to limits on numbers, this event is currently only for SPACES members and CIBSE Home Counties members. Attendance at the meeting and buffet is free,

See our website to book your place. 

Useful Information

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The Electrification of Council Depots

Informative guide to the electrification of council depots 

See here for more information. 

LETI name change 

LETI have adapted their name to reflect their relevance across the UK. They have formed as a Community Interest Company and altered their name to become the ‘Low Energy Transformation Initiative’.

See here for more information. 

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2023/24

Eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary-aided (VA) schools can apply for capital funding in an annual bidding round.

The priority for the Department for Education in administering the fund is to address significant condition needs – that is, keeping education providers’ buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects that address health and safety issues, building compliance and buildings in poor condition. The fund also supports a small number of expansion projects.

See here for more information

Net Zero Review calls for views of British public

People up and down the country will have the chance to give their views on how the UK can eliminate carbon emissions in a way that grows the economy, under plans announced on 29 September by Chris Skidmore MP.

This is the first stage of the rapid three-month review by the former Energy Minister, examining how the country’s legally binding net zero 2050 target can be met while also maximising growth, increasing energy security and in a way that is affordable for consumers and businesses.

See here for more information

UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard coalition launches call for evidence

The team developing the UK’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard (the NZCBS) has launched a call for evidence, to help inform and guide the development of the Standard.

See here for more information

Department for Education Energy Pods Market Engagement

The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned a team of experts to deliver a research and innovation project known as Energy Pods and they need help. They are holding three online sessions as well as online questionnaires. 

See here for more information.