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Event: Flood resilience in the UK debate

23 Mar 17

You are invited to a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK

Cheesegrater - Leadenhall Building

Towers will soon be built off-site, predicts Laing O'Rourke boss

16 Mar 17 | By Tim Clark

Contractor’s technical director says space shortages and client demands will lead to shift

Buckley Gray Yeoman's modular constructed flats in Aldgate

Developers must tackle 'stigma' of offsite construction

8 Mar 17 | By Tim Clark

Ecobuild latest: Head of design for Lendlease says stigma of prefab is holding back offsite method

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Lendlease signs zero carbon buildings pledge

6 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Trio of firms sign up to 2050 commitment

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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

Silvertown Quays

Ecobuild 2017: Regeneration now

1 Mar 17 | By Building

The construction industry is in the throes of a major drive to renew and revive communities - but how is it best done? Ecobuild 2017 next week will attempt to address this question

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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?

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POLL

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Online poll: Drones

29 Mar 17

Will drones be a useful tool for QSs? Vote here?

Sustainable products

Schoeck

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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Ben Kite

Sustainable building on the green belt

20 Mar 17 | By Ben Kite

A small mention in the housing white paper offered a tantalising opportunity to rejuvenate the natural environment in the green belt

Nick Cullen

German plans for electric cars could actually increase CO2 emissions

13 Mar 17 | By Nick Cullen

The desire to make all cars “zero emission’ by 2030 ignores how reliant the country will be on coal-fired power stations

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FREE SUPPLEMENT

Future of Sustainability 2016 cover

Future of Sustainability 2016

1 Mar 16

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