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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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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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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:45

27/08/2014

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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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Waste not, want not for green building future

Think of large construction projects, and it is likely most people will think of a mesh of concrete, steel dust and rubble before the word ‘sustainability’ pops into mind. But things may be changing thanks to new technologies and smart thinking. Managing and re-using waste is a key concern for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 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

12/05/2014

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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...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 23/01/2014 - 08:45

23/01/2014

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Green: another word for better quality buildings?

There are many awareness-raising weeks these days – and indeed, we’re no stranger to them ourselves. For all their ubiquity, they are useful for organisations to focus their attention amidst the buzz of day-to-day work. And it’s possible that some are more needed than others. Take the recent World...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/09/2013 - 08:45

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