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Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

Refinance deal for green loans firm to be struck ‘within weeks’

21 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Finance company delivers positive message after fears raised by ‘voluntary liquidation’ warning in September

Construction firms dominate London green awards

20 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Construction and built environment companies win top awards for reducing energy use

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One in five homes to be exempt from zero carbon standard

18 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Government wants developments of ten homes or less to be exempt from incoming zero carbon regulations from 2016

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Record number of Green Deals signed in October

20 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

But number of accredited Green Deal installers falls for the second month in a row

Ex-energy minister to chair sustainability body

14 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Boris Johnson appoints Conservative MP Greg Barker to lead London Sustainable Development Commission

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A sustainable future

10 Oct 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Is implementing green policies a must for the future, or an unnecessary cost in an industry just back from the brink of recession? Four corners of the sector have their say

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Sustainability: BREEAM in new offices

7 Oct 14 | By Robin Brylewski and Azita Dezfouli

Sweett Group looks at the costs of achieving different ratings under the BREEAM 2014 certification for new offices

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Our H.O.U.S.E

4 Sep 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Combining the benefits of high enviromental efficiency and prefabricated design and assembly, the student-designed H.O.U.S.E is setting the benchmark for regulation friendly housing

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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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Zero Carbon Hub report: Performance gap in new homes

9 Jul 14 | By David Blackman

The ‘performance gap’ between the design of new homes and their as-built energy use can no longer be ignored. And according to the Zero Carbon Hub, the only answer is to fundamentally shake up the way that the industry works

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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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Sustainability: BREEAM in new offices

7 Oct 14 | By Robin Brylewski and Azita Dezfouli

Sweett Group looks at the costs of achieving different ratings under the BREEAM 2014 certification for new offices

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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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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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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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Paul Everall

Energy efficiency: It's all in the details

20 Nov 14 | By Paul Everall

There’s a great need to get the little things right as we move towards tighter buildings

Paul King

I applaud Labour's energy ambition

19 Nov 14 | By Paul King

The Labour party has good ideas but the question of where the money is remains

Julie Hirigoyen

The wage gap

18 Nov 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

The CBI is right to say we need fair rates of pay to secure economic and social stabiity, and in construction this approach could also help secure the next generation of workers

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Pete Baxter

Tapping into the Internet of Things

29 Oct 14 | By Pete Baxter

Devices that monitor appliances in buildings are a powerful way to help occupants manage their properties more efficiently and sustainably

Ben Derbyshire

Why RIBA needs serious reform

27 Oct 14 | By Ben Derbyshire

New RIBA Council member Ben Derbyshire on why he stood - and what he wants to do

Barny Evans

Rocking down to electric avenue?

23 Oct 14 | By Barny Evans

What are the implications of a widespread electrification of cities?

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