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National energy efficiency
AECOM acquires Ellerbe
AECOM Technology Corporation
standard to be launched
in Los Angeles has acquired
Ellerbe Becket, a 100-year-old a robust, pragmatic yet still
architecture, interiors and n
An announcement on a new
national energy efficiency challenging conclusion that we are
engineering firm. Ellerbe Becket standard for the fabric of homes in now going to share with the industry
has seven offices in the US and the UK is imminent, according to and other key stakeholders for
Middle East, and 450 employees. a zero carbon taskforce set up by further input.’
AECOM also announced it has government. The core team on the taskforce
clinched US$60m (£36m) worth The development of a Fabric included representatives from the
of key contracts from the Hong Energy Efficiency Standard is building services sector, such as
Kong Special Administrative described by the Zero Carbon Hub AECOM, BRE and the Construction
Region to provide infrastructure (ZCH) as a key step to delivering Products Association.
design and construction zero carbon homes from 2016. A recent consultation was held on
supervision consulting services for It is expected to provide the the issue, which CIBSE contributed
the Kai Tak redevelopment project. industry and housebuilders with to, and which covered: buildability
a clear view of how to develop – although this is expected to be and building practices; future-
Aid for tsunami-hit province designs, as well as contribute to announced in December this year. proofed construction; occupant
Mott MacDonald has been the government’s proposed 70 ‘A broad range of people have health and well-being; upfront build
awarded a technical assistance per cent cut in carbon emissions already played an active role in cost; maintenance and energy
contract by the World Bank to compared with current standards. developing the minimum energy costs; energy security; and broader
help regenerate the Indonesian However, rules on U values, air- efficiency standard and we have environmental issues.
province devastated by the 2004 leakage rates and thermal bridging been able to utilise their expertise The development of a national
earthquake and tsunami. The are not expected to be as low as and knowledge,’ said David Adams, Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard is
multidisciplinary consultancy the Passivhaus standard, and the the ZCH director chairing the task a result of the consultation on the
will help co-ordinate the definition of zero carbon is still to group. definition of zero carbon held in the
economic recovery process by be released by the government ‘We feel we have come to summer.
channelling the $50m (£30m)
donor fund towards projects
aimed at income generation and
CABE unveils new design guidance
employment creation.
New guidance to promote every local authority in England the planning system who need to
Abu Dhabi F1 hotel opens consistent high standards in design with access to independent design understand the network of panels
A hotel designed by RMJM has been developed by CABE, the advice. and how to access them.
Architects in Abu Dhabi has Royal Institute of British Architects, The guidance looks at the role Meanwhile, CABE has set up a
welcomed its first guests in the Royal Town Planning Institute of design review, and how to get dedicated design review panel to
time for the city’s first Formula and the Landscape Institute. the best out of it. It uses nine case provide expert advice on the quality
One Grand Prix. The Aloft Hotel The guidance, Design Review: studies of design review in practice. of designs for the government’s
is one of the world’s largest, Principles and Practice, has been The publication will be of proposed eco-towns. The panel
constructed in less than a year. produced following an explosion in interest to anyone running a panel will review the proposals for:
the growth of design review panels, or wanting to establish one. This Whitehill-Bordon in Hampshire;
Wind power moves closer which have more than doubled in includes local authorities, architects, Rackheath in Norfolk; North West
An assessment for a wind power the last five years. More than 80 developers, planners, clients and Bicester, Oxfordshire; and St Austell,
project on the Seychelles island panels now exist, providing almost other design professionals using Cornwall.
of Mahe is to be carried out by
Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s energy
company, and the Seychelles
New academy
government. The assessment
Buro aims for CO2 cut
is part of an agreement to
develop renewable energy in the The Langley Academy in
Seychelles. Berkshire, UK, is a new school
that is designed to save about
Hot development for MENA 150 tonnes of CO2 annually,
Plans to generate electricity for compared with a traditional
the Middle East, north Africa and academy. The environmental
Europe using solar and wind design was a collaboration
technology in the deserts of the between Foster + Partners and
region have moved a step closer. Buro Happold. Services include
Twelve firms and the DESERTEC solar collectors on the roof;
Foundation, which developed filtered grey water for sanitation
the vision, have launched a new and irrigation; and a system of
venture to manage the project, horizontal louvres for shade. It
called the DESERTEC Industrial is designed to save 20 per cent
Initiative. in water consumption.
8 CIBSE Journal December 2009
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