Sustainability costs


Sustainability: Minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings

26 Jun 14

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard. Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group, Charles Woollam of SIAM and Sarah Sayce, emeritus professor of Kingston University, discuss the implications

Shaun McCarthy

Need to achieve local and competitive supply?

25 Mar 14

Small businesses are important but it is important also to attract businesses with larger balance sheets and working capital to contribute to the economy

Pooran Desai

Watch your optimism

25 Feb 14

It’s tempting to think that doing our little bit to reduce carbon emissions saves us from having to confront the reality of what is happening to our planet - and the discomforting truth that we’re not doing enough to save it

Nicholas Pollard

Towards sustainable growth

5 Mar 14

Our industry is no laggard when it comes to laying the foundations for sustainable growth

Figure 2: Indicative cost above Part L1A 2010 for achieving the Zero Carbon Standard for a semi detached / end terrace house via different scenarios

Sustainability: Zero carbon costs

7 Feb 14

The cost to housebuilders of meeting the Zero Carbon Standard for new homes continues to fall. Here, Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group and Nicola O’Connor of Zero Carbon Hub present the key findings of the Zero Carbon Hub’s recent cost analysis of the proposed standard

Heat sensitive house picture

Councils failing to enforce DECs

23 Nov 12

Industry body claims many local authorities are failing to use mandatory energy use certificates for public buildings

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