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Bam wins £23m Liverpool materials factory job

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Contractor to build ‘excellent’ BREEAM rated building for The University of Liverpool

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PM: UK among 'best places in the world for green investment'

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Green Investment Bank reaches £5bn investment milestone on its second birthday

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Amount of retrofit work through ECO continues to fall

31 Oct 14 | By Allister Hayman

Number of energy efficiency measures installed through ECO plummets 77% since March peak

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UK primed for £81bn renewable energy pipeline

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Figures from Barbour ABI show renewable energy projects will account for nearly half of all infrastructure work between now and 2025

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Campaign aims to champion energy efficiency

24 Oct 14 | By Allister Hayman

Campaign by range of businesses and organisations aims to raise awareness of the way people can reduce their energy bills

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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How sustainable is your own office building?

22 Oct 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

A new report shows that high quality sustainable office design is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your staff’s wellbeing and productivity too

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Stirling Prize winner harnesses new city pride

17 Oct 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh on what the victory of Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool means for architecture

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Insulation industry job growth was a mirage

16 Oct 14 | By Andrew Warren

Barely a month goes by without some sign of tumbling job figures in the sector

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