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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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Panel discussion

Flood resilience in the UK - panel discussion Video

24 Apr 17

Panel discussion from a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK. Join the conversation in the comment section below

A wind farm

Macquaire buys Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn

21 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

The sale has proved controversial, with environmental groups expressing fears that the impetus behind clean energy technology could be lost.

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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

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

Flood in York 2015

Flooding resilience: watch the Big Debate

27 Apr 17

On 5 April industry experts debated the future of flood resilience in the UK – watch the debate here

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POLL

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Online poll: New-build homes

12 Apr 17

Are housebuilders doing enough to ensure the quality of new-build homes? 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

roofing panels

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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Julian Sutherland

Sustainability the right way round

2 May 17 | By Julian Sutherland

We’ve been setting standards to make buildings more sustainable as if they were ends in themselves

Jonathan Shaw

How to improve a building's EPC rating

18 Apr 17 | By Jonathan Shaw

The industry needs to be prepared for legislative changes under which some buildings would become unlawful

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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