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State of the Nation

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State of the Nation ‘State of the Nation’ is a major study that was funded by the Building Performance Network (an organisation which Veritherm is an active member of) to review how new houses perform and the Building Performance Evaluation methods. Professor Rajat Gupta and Matt Greg of Oxford Brookes […]

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UK homes jeopardising national climate targets

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UK homes jeopardising national climate targets The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report a couple of years ago saying that the UK will not hit its legally binding carbon reduction targets unless the government acts now to address the ‘increasing uncomfortable and unsafe’ national housing market. The UK […]

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15% of EPC Ratings are wrong

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15% of EPC Ratings are wrong A survey conducted a couple of years ago by Nirushika Nagarajah of the University of London and Joseph James Davis of the University of Kent reported that as many as 15% of all residential properties (2.5 million is estimated) are rated incorrectly. They have […]

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BIM+ recognises Veritherm as a 2019 Landmark Innovation

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BIM+ recognises Veritherm as a 2019 Landmark Innovation In December 2019, Veritherm was described by BIM+ (an open BIM model-based project collaboration platform for the construction industry) as being a landmark innovation. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a modern way of giving relevant building professionals a way to efficiently plan, […]

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Letter of support from Government

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Letter of support from Government In June 2019, Veritherm received a letter of endorsement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). MHCLG is a ministerial department to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in […]

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Good Homes Alliance

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Good Homes Alliance In October 2020, Veritherm joined the Good Homes Alliance, an organisation which promotes and encourages the building of quality sustainable homes and communities to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building. This organisation promotes higher quality sustainable housing and standards via collaborations with industry and government. […]

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Building Performance Standard

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Building Performance Standard The BPN has secured funding to develop the ‘British Standard for Building Performance Evaluation’, which is a necessary requirement due to the current lack of standardisation of methodologies, techniques, and equipment. The four criteria to help develop ‘British Standard for Building Performance Evaluation’ are: best practise (for […]

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Future Homes Standard

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Future Homes Standard The ‘Future Homes Standard’ consultation was recently concluded confirming to increase the energy efficiency requirements of our future homes. The introduction of the Annex D compliance report further endorses real-world measurement, testing, and verification. Veritherm fills this vitally important space and can be used to test and […]

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Ten Point Green Recovery Plan

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Ten Point Green Recovery Plan Recently the UK government launched its plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. It aims to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate the UK’s path to net zero. £12 billion will be invested and could create and support up to 250,000 green jobs. The […]

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