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 blaze broke out at the Ferrybridge C Power Station yesterday causing one of its towers to partially collapse.
Building work has started on the world's first ‘vertical cable car’ observation tower, designed by the architects who created the London Eye.
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View the latest Built Environment Sector case study on GE Digital Energy, a division of GE Energy which is part of the global Smart Grid effort to modernise and optimise how the world generates, moves and consumes energy.
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.
16 June 2014
From "archaeologists in the trenches" to modern-day enthusiasts of the rich engineering heritage, First World War archaeology keeps uncovering more and more hidden secrets.
28 May 2014
Acclaimed photovoltaics engineer and winner of the IET’s AF Harvey Prize, Australian Professor Stuart Wenham visited London recently to introduce his ground-breaking research and discuss his vision of the future solar-powered world.
19 May 2014
Just weeks before the start of the football World Cup, deadly clashes have broken out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and organisers complain of security shortfalls. Will 2014's biggest sporting event be safe?
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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