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Two-thirds of housing providers hit by overheating problems

26 Jun 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Zero Carbon Hub report says overheating can harm reputation but is not seen as a priority by housebuilders

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Willmott Dixon wins £20m green office refit job

24 Jun 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Willmott Dixon will refit 1980s built office block in Shoreditch

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Graham lands £100m Liverpool ports job

23 Jun 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor to build new biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool

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UK's 'greenest commercial building' opens

23 Jun 15 | By Iain Withers

Morgan Sindall-built Enterprise Centre in East Anglia completes

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Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 Feb 15 | By Ike Ijeh

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

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Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

23 Jul 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

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The recyclable house

26 Jun 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Technology used to build the world’s largest McDonald’s is being adapted to build temporary, highly flexible, 100% recyclable housing in Holland. Could the model be brought here to solve the UK’s affordable housing crisis?

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Thames Barrier: The day after tomorrow

4 Mar 14 | By Ike Ijeh

With much of the Thames Valley looking like something out of a disaster movie this winter, arguments are raging over whether the Thames Barrier can cope with the consequences of climate change - or whether it’s time to start thinking about building a new one

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Building Awards 2015: Highlights video

5 May 15

Watch highlights of the Building Awards 2015 hosted by David Walliams

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Online poll: Parliament refurb

25 Jun 15

Which of these is the best option for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster?

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Sustainability: Life cycle carbon management

17 Jun 15 | By Adam Mactavish

Usual depictions of a building’s carbon life cycle fail to consider the day-to-day running of the place. Reimagining a building’s life cycle could improve its carbon efficiency

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Building Award Winners: Sustainable Project of the Year

30 Apr 15

A broad portfolio of major projects, bumper financial results and a commitment to staff training and development have given Core Five the entrepreneurial clout to take the top prize

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Ecobuild products: Tour the stands

Manufacturers are being challenged to develop a range of products that meet the more stringent demands of today’s built environment. Happily, they seem to be more than up to it, as these companies, exhibiting at Ecobuild, demonstrate

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Energy efficient products

Keep the Building Regulations people happy with our choice of the latest building products on the market, from energy efficient wall and loft insulation to low powered ventilation fans

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Sustainable housing products

We appraise the best products for building energy-efficient homes, from insulated steel lintels to external wall insulation that’s fit for seaside locations

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Julie Hirigoyen

Where now for green policies?

16 Jun 15 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Will the government abandon its commitment to sustainable policies or grasp a golden opportunity?

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Judit Kimpian

When buildings perform as designed

15 Jun 15 | By Judit Kimpian

Detailed evaluations of the performance of buildings are essential if we are to improve their design and operation in the future

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Richard Kauntze

Intelligent cities defined

12 Jun 15 | By Richard Kauntze

The recent BCO conference in Chicago offered a vision of the future: intelligent cities filled with data, where people and things are constantly connected to the digital world. The opportunity for the industry is now to make sense of it all

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Announcing: the Home Performance Label consortium

28 May 15 | By Ben Derbyshire

Be part of the group that develops HPL into an established industry tool for the labelling and promotion of better-performing homes

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19 Feb 15

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