Latest Ecobuild news


Horizon seeks consultants for £10bn Welsh nuclear plant

28 Apr 16

Horizon Nuclear Power begins search for management roles on Wylfa Newydd project

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

Zero carbon homes could be re-introduced

27 Apr 16

House of Lords votes against government plans to scrap zero carbon homes requirement


Protect homes from flooding, industry tells Lords

25 Apr 16

Architects and engineers argue new developments put pressure on overloaded drainage systems and infrastructure

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

Bonfield Review due next month

22 Apr 16

Energy savings scheme report carried out by BRE chief expected to focus on consumers

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Outstanding credit for Dublin bank HQ

7 Apr 16

Dublin’s Central Bank has become the first office building in Ireland to gain a BREEAM “outstanding” rating

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BRE launches first official business in China

1 Apr 16

UK sustainability standards organisation will help local Chinese towns and cities improve green credentials

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

Green Deal didn't deliver energy savings, says NAO

15 Apr 16

National Audit Office slams Green Deal as poor value for money and says government won’t recoup millions loaned to scheme

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Fish fears hit Swansea tidal lagoon

6 Apr 16

Anglers’ campaign group uncovers ‘months’ of further hold-ups due to concerns over fisheries

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Winter storms cause £250m of damage

30 Mar 16

Cumbria worst hit with £175m worth of damage to roads and bridges


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Sustainability: Energy efficiency

5 Apr 16

We all know the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings, yet the amount of investment in carbon reduction is still well below the level needed to hit upcoming targets


Construction materials: Past our peak?

23 Mar 16

It turns out that the construction industry is using substantially less ‘stuff’ than it was 15 years ago. Is this a blip or a victory for resource-efficiency?

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The green business case

8 Mar 16

Since its election last year the Conservative government has cut back a lot of sustainability legislation. But can sticking with the eco-building agenda benefit construction firms’ business model anyway?


Ecobuild: Programme preview

7 Mar 16

The ongoing struggle to build homes, the business case for sustainability and how to drag construction efficiency into this century are just some of the themes of Ecobuild 2016

Community Opinion

Richard Kauntze

Time for a change

3 May 16

With new technologies, new approaches to maximising office efficiency and increasing political uncertainty, Richard Kauntze of the BCO says 2016 could be the year everything changes in commercial property

Dan Jestico

Less regulation shouldn’t mean less green thinking

29 Apr 16

This week marks the fifth Green Sky Thinking week – time to look at sustainable design challenges


Online poll: Forecasts

27 Apr 16

Are you concerned by the repeated downgrades to construction forecasts for 2016 and 2017? Vote here

Sadie Morgan

Total infrastructure

27 Apr 16 | By Sadie Morgan

Specialist skills are valuable assets for any profession but they work most creatively when they’re flexible and adaptable

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Andy Wates

The social network

26 Apr 16 | By Andy Wates

The launch of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - which will see a group of companies spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020 - is a catalyst for change. But the concept needs more than money to thrive


Online poll: Crane safety

22 Apr 16

Are tower cranes in the UK safer now than they were a decade ago, at the time of the Battersea crane collapse? Vote here

Bill Wright

Get up-to-speed with BIM

22 Apr 16 | By Bill Wright

The ECA is providing guidance for firms trying to engage with building information modelling