7th Jul 2014

Last week at the Annual RICS Residential Conference in London, Peter Bolton King, RICS Global Residential Director, announced that the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation was now available as a new route to AssocRICS. 

Independent commission

Those who attended the conference had already heard Dr Oonagh McDonald CBE, Chair of the independent commission into the UK valuation profession, report on the recommendations delivered to RICS in January this year.

30th Jun 2014

The Android version of NES Touch is now available on 10" Android tablets.

When you use NES Touch to lodge your EPCs you'll be able to:

11th Jun 2014

The Government has announced, through the Queen’s Speech, that the Zero Carbon standard will be implemented from 2016 using an Allowable Solutions scheme.

All developments will be required to meet a set minimum energy performance standard through Building Regulations. To achieve the Zero Carbon definition, developers can choose to use an Allowable Solutions scheme. This can be used if mitigating all carbon emissions on site once the minimum energy performance is achieved, is neither technically feasible nor cost effective.

Other key announcements include:

5th Jun 2014

ECO Online logo

From today, June 5th, NES ECO Online has been updated with improved reporting capability, more measures and enhancements to existing measures as follows:

12th May 2014

Manchester had more going on this past week than a local football team winning the league title.  Over the course of the week, Greenbuild Expo 2014 the biggest sustainable building event in the north of England was being set up, undertaken and then stripped down.

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