On 9 April 2014, The Built Environment Sector organised the IET Built Environment Lighting Summit to present the IET’s new LED Code of Practice.
Speakers traversed the common myths of LEDs, revealing that technology developments mean certain LED bulbs can be dimmed. They spoke of the development of new colour metrics and of the important role of lighting controls in ‘adding real value' in terms of function and enjoyment.
The IET and the Electronics, Sensors, Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (ESP KTN) collaborated and brought together leading experts to discuss the current landscape, future opportunities for efficient systems integration and key priorities which were addressed by transport stakeholders at a recent roundtable event.
Outcomes from the discussion are highlighted in this insight with recommendations on the next steps. Download the insight to find out more…
A futuristic new airport designed by a British architect will ease delays and boost capacity in Mexico’s capital after gaining approval from the government.
Plans for a major new airport in the Thames Estuary backed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson have been rejected by a government-appointed commission.
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The Built Environment sector has published some case studies on different initiatives including the 5G Innovation Centre in Surrey and the GE Digital Energy, Grid IQ Innovation Centre which generates energy for a sustainable future.
The IET brought together leading experts from across the information and communications sector, and the building services industries, for a thought leadership summit on data in the smart built environment. This review highlights the current thinking, future opportunities, and key priorities in this fast-developing area.
The lack of real-time information about pipes and cables underground has often led to disruption to the UK’s roads, and its population. While information is available about where this infrastructure is located underground, a delay in receiving this information can lead to further disruption and costs. Noticing a need for real-time availability, a consortium involving the University of Leeds came to create a new way to share and access information.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is going to transform the way that the architecture, construction, engineering and facilities management (FM) industries work together. This insight will look at the risks that are inherent in the adoption of BIM, in particular the need to address cyber security in the implementation of the collaborative processes and systems.
IET publications, industry insights and speaker presentations on IET.tv addressing this topic.
Energy storage has a part to play in redressing the balance between power demand and power supply at a given point in time. Here are some useful links on recent developments.
The partnership between the IET and the CIBSE Lifts Group has produced a wealth of insights in this area.
Webcasts and industry interviews from building energy efficiency professionals, as well as a perspective from tomorrow’s engineers in Europe.
Data centres are notoriously power hungry. Find out how they are now being designed with energy efficiency in mind.
District heating and CHP aren't new ideas, but more schemes are beginning to be commissioned, including the Olympic Park. Why now?
Bringing you all the latest on sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership, and details of upcoming events.
A comprehensive showcase led report outlining a current technology overview, market intelligence and the role of energy-efficient lighting in the drive for carbon reduction.
15 September 2014
In December 2013 the UK government launched the Smart Cities Forum in a bid to lead the global race to develop a more sustainable future for Britain's urban areas. How is it getting on so far?
15 September 2014
Can a rival interoceanic waterway to the Panama Canal help transform Nicaragua from one of Latin America's poorest nations into a major hub of global commerce?
19 August 2014
As the world’s population increasingly flocks towards urban centres, smarter construction methods and more efficient cities are essential. E&T caught up with Tristram Carfrae, deputy chairman of Arup, to find out about the importance of a holistic view of the built environment.
This Briefing provides an introduction to electricity storage technologies and answers some key questions about the roles that storage can play within the electricity system.
This factfile examines what can be done at less cost with the UK road network to achieve transport policy objectives such as reducing congestion, accidents and emissions.
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