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Sector condemns Trump climate deal withdrawal

2 Jun 17 | By David Blackman

Professionals warns that US economy will be harmed by pull out

Big Data Institute Oxford University

Mace project secures Oxford uni's first 'outstanding' BREEAM rating

31 May 17 | By David Blackman

Data institute features 1km long passive heating and cooling air corridors

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Slough office eyes 'healthiest building' status

8 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

The Porter Building is scheduled for completion by the end of September

Oslo airport expansion

Expansion makes Oslo airport 'greenest in the world'

2 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

The expansion doubles the size of the existing terminal building

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GSK Compliance Building

Sustainability Project of the Year shortlist

7 Sep 16

The Building Awards shortlist for Sustainability Project of the Year highlights some exceptional schemes that have innovation at their core and keep a responsible eye on the future. Ike Ijeh takes a sneak peek

Offices

Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet

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Recycling timber: Wasting away

28 Oct 15 | By Ike Ijeh

We recycle just one-tenth of our waste wood - the rest ends up in landfill, meaning we lose out on the huge economic and environmental benefits of using the wood again

Hong Kong skyline

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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Ecobuild analysis

Supermarket

Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17 | By Robin Brylewksi

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

23 May 17 | By Alinea Consulting

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people

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Sustainable products

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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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Jon Leach

What this year's Serpentine Pavilion means

14 Jul 17 | By Amy Koerbel, Michael Orr, Jon Leach

The secrets behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion and how the team meets a deadline of only 20 weeks

Mark Bew

Tragedies underline that we must understand ‘why’ before deciding ‘what’ to build

12 Jul 17 | By Mark Bew

Recent events have stressed how involved construction is with communities and shows that we must take the long view when planning urban environments

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Future of Sustainability 2016

1 Mar 16

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