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Toxic workplaces ‘threaten wellbeing’, says Aecom study

13 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Consultant says weak design leads to poor productivity, long-term sickness and has impact on staff recruitment and retention

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Mayfair house gets 'outstanding' BREEAM first

13 Jan 17

Grangewood delivers first listed building refurbishment to receive top sustainability standard

Solar panels

Investment in renewables to 'fall off a cliff'

10 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Think tank the Green Alliance calls on government to provide more support

Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon delayed by another year

3 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Work on £1.3bn scheme now set to start in 2018, but construction schedule still not confirmed

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Sustainable case studies

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

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Sustainability: Efficient offices

24 Jan 17 | By Adam Mactavish, Renee Scarlett, Anthea McDermott

How do you create an energy-efficient office that is cost effective and great for the workforce?

Wavin's AquaCell used at Barton Park, Oxford

Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

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Theresa May

Online poll: Single market

18 Jan 17

Will Theresa May’s decision to leave the EU single market have a negative knock-on effect for UK construction? Vote here

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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Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

Imogen Cust

Ecobuild blog: Check out the competition

9 Jan 17 | By Imogen Cust

Responsible retail is essential for a sustainable future, and Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch with M&S will give ambitious innovators the opportunity to fast track engineering products across the retail sector

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Future of Sustainability 2016

1 Mar 16

Read this free Ecobuild 2016 preview and CPD module series as a digital supplement