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Good wood for a green building future

In an increasingly urban world, there is a demand for big buildings that can be built with greater concern for environmental and climate impact. This has seen wood emerge from the building archives as a possible material for the future. Canada-based architect, and perhaps appropriately-named...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 08:45

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Green building gets big backing

Some of the biggest names in construction have come out in support of green building, claiming that firm targets to reduce carbon emissions are "far from a burden" to them or the economy at large. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph , signed by representatives of giants such as Balfour Beatty and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/11/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency confidence on the rise

Confidence in the UK’s non-domestic energy efficiency has risen to its highest levels yet, according to a survey from three influential players in the industry. The EEVS Insight, Bloomberg and Green Investment Bank report shows confidence in such areas a policy and industry risk and effectiveness...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 08:45

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International energy agendas make progress

India’s booming economic and population growth means smart cities are being seen as the future. The country’s plan to speed up the growth of energy efficient building involves a top-level panel of experts and encouragement for state governments to create new powers to improve the energy performance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:45

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Building using waste is far from a rubbish idea

A rubbish house in Brighton has been getting a lot of attention recently. Not a really bad one, but one made almost entirely out of waste products. From a waste timber frame to inside-out carpet tiles providing a waterproof outer ‘skin’, the experimental home in the grounds of the University of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/08/2014 - 08:45

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Milestones towards zero carbon homes

Innovation is all about staying ahead of the game - and, just as the idea of the Passivhaus is starting to come to mainstream attention , so begins the buzz about the next wave of energy efficient building - the Active House . It’s about producing more energy on-site; more energy, in fact, than its...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:45

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Green role for Britain in China's building boom

China might not be the first nation you think about when global leaders in sustainable building are being discussed - but it seems that could be set to change. The UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) has begun a broad collaboration with China, looking at everything from aligning green...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:45

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Education key to building a greener future

Following the IPCC climate report and last week’s An Economy That Works from the Aldersgate Group enjoying high profile, pressure is on to shift our economy in a more sustainable direction. Having people with the right skills to ensure ‘green growth’ is going to be absolutely crucial – not just in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/05/2014 - 08:45

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Sports stadiums seek to score high for sustainability

While football generally dominates sport sustainability talk, one example is the progress made at Newcastle United’s ground , there are also many examples from other team sports. Welsh rugby titans The Scarlets have just installed the largest solar array on a sporting facility in the UK, with 1,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:45

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Passivhaus boasts impressive results

The BBC’s Inside Out programme recently took a visit to what is the UK’s largest Passivhaus development, near Saffron Walden in rural Essex. This kind of coverage is great news, as it raises the profile of the super energy-efficient building technique that may have a greater up-front cost, but has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:45

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