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The struggle for supremacy in sustainable building

Sustainable building is not just about flats and housing – some of the most striking examples of all can be found among commercial new builds. But what is the most sustainable building of all? Well, it appears it depends who you ask. The Change Initiative (TCI) in Dubai certainly makes a strong...

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Celebrities for green transformation

Lots of celebrities claim ‘green credentials’ – but it seems like a few are going beyond lip-service in a bid for tangible change. Take Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am – who is the current director of innovation at Intel as well as maintaining a pop career. He’s on a mission to turn marketing...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45

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Materials for a low-carbon future

“It’s all glass and metal”: a common criticism of modern architecture. But in whatever form they appear in aesthetically, material choices are going to play a big role in determining just how low-carbon the coming years will be – and those two will certainly have a part to play. First up, aluminium...

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The big blogs of 2013

Last year we counted down a top ten based on views alone. This year, here is a selection of blogs highlighting key moments of the past year. January District energy: the quiet revolution? Bringing energy sources closer to home is something that is coming onto many people’s radar, whether they’re...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:45

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The electric car – from a trailblazer to today

1966. A pertinent year, and especially high in the nation’s minds with the draw for next year’s World Cup just complete. But it was not just a year of dubious goals and ultimate glory; it was also a key year for the electric car. The Enfield 8000, a fully electric vehicle, made its first appearance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:45

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Our Heroes show low-carbon transport is no fleeting thing

The results are in. The movers and shakers in setting a sterling example of fuel efficient company and organisation transport have been decided. There was a great range of competitors battling out for this year’s Fleet Hero Awards, and the nominees gathered for a ceremony at the Institute of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/12/2013 - 08:45

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Green bus technologies mean it’s not business as usual

News of eleven local authorities winning a share of £5million to upgrade some of the oldest, most polluting buses on routes in England is good to see. Cleaner engines, pumping out less CO 2 and pollutants will help towards both emissions targets and air quality. These are key quality of life issues...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/11/2013 - 08:45

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Deadlock on car carbon targets, but still hope

EU-wide car emissions are falling, putting the motoring industry solidly on track to hit a 2015 carbon target. A gradual evolution seems to be coming about from the factory to the road. But despite this progress, there is a bit of not so good news. A group within the EU led by Germany – but...

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Pedalling past the last carbon cycling conundrum

Cycling: sustainable, right? Certainly as a medium of transportation this rings true. But for any machine, the sustainability of the construction of component parts must be borne in mind when taking an overall view of ‘green-ness’. The website Bikeradar has in the past raised the issue of just how...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/11/2013 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles - driving home a capital case for firms

We’re convinced that electric vehicles make economic sense right now – and we’re not afraid to say it. It seems that the message is getting through, too. After providing free consultancy to fresh fruit delivery company, Fruit 4 London, through our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative , it has decided to...

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