Showing posts from July, 2022

Dave Cooper provides an update from the CIBSE Lifts Group - Manchester Seminar

Following their Manchester Seminar in June, Dave Cooper, Managing Director of LECS UK provides an update from the CIBSE Lifts Group. I have the great pleasure of attending many events and very often I come away thinking that was just so worthwhile; the CIBSE Lift Group Meeting in Manchester on 7   June 2022 was one of those. I made the trip up from London, having seen the agenda and knowing that the topics covered were so relevant to what is going on in our industry now.    I was also delighted to present the CIBSE President’s message for the year. There were two main themes – evacuation lifts and professional competence.    Nick Mellor presented the standards affecting evacuation lifts, explaining the relevance of  BS9999: Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings ,  BS9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice  and  BS EN 81-76 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts .  N

Embodied Carbon Award: A step towards net zero carbon

Now in its 15th year, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards is the only awards scheme to celebrate the measured performance of projects and products in use while celebrating the engineering consultancies and manufacturers that are contributing to a low carbon future. Michael Lonsdale Group won the Embodied Carbon Award for its pioneering work with suppliers to create a database of low embodied carbon products that enable it to recommend low carbon building services systems to its clients.  We heard from Michael Lonsdale Group about what this award means to them: Caption: Senior Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Joanna Constandis (right) and Engineering Services Director, Paul Cornwell (left) collecting the Embodied Carbon Award at BPA2022. Industries and businesses throughout the globe have begun to show ownership of their environmental agendas. The significance of the topic has been realised, identifying the need for progress towards Net Zero Carbon. So, when Dame Jo da Silv