In the UK, buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and offices are especially known as enormous energy guzzlers. So, if there was a way for offices and other buildings like classrooms, for instance, to become energy-positive (generating more energy than they consume), this could be a game-changer for the built environment. Such innovation…

A couple of weeks ago, we published the first in a new series of Sheriff Construction blogs which focus on mental health and associated issues. Continuing the theme, this week we’re talking about stress. Stress is defined by the HSE as ‘The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demands placed…

Guy Fawkes Night – that one day of the year when we all enjoy watching the night sky light up and sizzle in memory of an event that narrowly avoided seeing the Houses of Parliament go up in flames! While not wanting to spoil anyone’s fun later this evening, fire prevention and safety is a…

When people in the construction industry talk about health, the focus tends to be on physical health, safety and risk assessment rather than issues around mental health or wellbeing. A couple of weeks ago we wrote a blog which looked at the suicide prevention campaign that was highlighted as part of this year’s World Mental…

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