Smart homes, zero bills: Octopus Energy’s scheme for housebuilders

Octopus Energy is offering a partnership with housebuilders that guarantees zero energy bills for occupiers using its Kraken technology platform. Andy Pearson speaks to Nigel Banks about the company’s first pilot and a 200-home scheme planned with Bellway Homes

Under the lights: LG4 guide to sports lighting

The new version of LG4 Sports lighting is designed to ensure that stadium lighting matches the quality of today’s broadcast trends and technology. Mike Simpson outlines key updates to the guide

Building decarbonisation through sustainable climate control

Decarbonisation of the built environment is now essential if we are to reach net zero by 2050. Matteo Dall’Ombra, product manager commercial at Daikin, explains how advances in climate control technology, including Daikin’s VRV 5 Heat Recovery solution, can help achieve these goals

All change: the key requirements of the Golden Thread

The proposal for a Golden Thread of information was a headline of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building safety. Delivering the Golden Thread for a project also requires close attention to any changes to the design during construction. Hywel Davies explains the key elements of new regulations that come into force on 1st October.