Latest Ecobuild news

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

Code for Sustainable Homes scrapped

31 Mar 15

Government confirms standards cut as part of ‘bonfire of red tape’


Fresh calls to improve ‘as built’ housing sustainability results

27 Mar 15

Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the gap between intended and achieved standards needs bridging

London skyline

Skanska loses Transport for London retrofit job

20 Mar 15

Exclusive: Preferred supplier to be replaced after final proposals for RE:FIT work ‘did not include all’ required elements


Budget 2015: Osborne to announce Swansea Bay lagoon funding talks

18 Mar 15

Budget to throw government’s weight behind Swansea Bay and HS3 schemes

Lechworth garden city

Planners slam scrapping of 'eco-towns' policy

9 Mar 15

‘Eco-towns’ policy for green settlements scrapped by coalition, despite their committment to ‘garden cities’


Industry leaders call for national retrofitting push

6 Mar 15

Ecobuild latest: Skanska UK chief executive Mike Putnam among experts calling for greater engagement with public on retrofitting

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

Solid wall insultation review launched

18 Mar 15

Green Construction Board launches review to boost demand for solid wall insulation

Wayne Hemingway

Housebuilders 'putting up rubbish'

6 Mar 15

Ecobuild latest: Former Cabe director Wayne Hemingway criticises volume housebuilders

John Prescott Ecobuild

Prescott: We need green unity

5 Mar 15

Ecobuild latest: Former deputy prime minister calls for cross party unity to tackle climate change

Ecobuild video

Alistair Campbell

Ecobuild 2015 video: Alastair Campbell

6 Mar 15

Former Labour party communications director on the government’s track record on green building policy

James Wates

Ecobuild 2015 video: James Wates

6 Mar 15

Chairman of Wates Group on the merger between the UK Contractors’ Group and the National Specialist Contractors Council

Sir John Armitt

Ecobuild 2015 video: Sir John Armitt

5 Mar 15

Author of the Armitt review on UK infrastructure plans, the energy sector and nuclear build programme

Ed Davey

Ecobuild 2015 video: Ed Davey

4 Mar 15

Secretary of state for energy and climate change on what has been achieved in the quest for energy efficiency and what still needs to be done

Free supplement

Future of Sustainability 2015 cover

Future of Sustainability 2015

19 Feb 15

Read this free Ecobuild 2015 preview and CPD module series as a digital supplement


Ecobuild seminar speakers

Ecobuild seminar highlights: Look who’s talking

2 Mar 15

Ecobuild’s seminar and conference programmes will feature more than 400 speakers from industry, government and beyond. Here, some of these experts give a sneak preview of their key messages

Power in the union

Power in the Union

27 Feb 15

It seems increasingly possible that the UK will vote to leave the EU in 2017. For many sustainability professionals, this would be a nightmare scenario

Cobalt Place

The Green Frontier

27 Feb 15

All fields of sustainability will once again be covered at this year’s Ecobuild, from design and construction through to use of innovative materials. Andrew Brister talks to two of the show’s premier partners, Skanska and Lend Lease, about their approaches to the sustainability agenda.

50 sustainability stars 2015

50 sustainability stars 2015: Great expectations

27 February 2015

On the eve of this year’s Ecobuild event, Building asks the cream of construction’s young sustainability talent how they think this government has done on the environment - and what they’re hoping for from the next one

Community Opinion

Houses of Parliament

Online poll: Who's best for construction?

1 Apr 15

Which of the UK political parties has the best policies for construction? Vote here

Chris Grigg

Capital growth

1 Apr 15

Invest in London’s infrastructure and the rest of the UK will benefit. Hold back, and we will be repeating historic mistakes

Sarah Richardson

Do the math

1 Apr 15

An increase in spending on school building now could prevent greater costs further down the line

Helen Gough

The future of surveying

27 Mar 15 | By Helen Gough

Financial benefits can be monetised but it is less easy to quantify and advocate the value of experience or the existing knowledge of a building or site

Balfour Beatty

Online poll: What next for Balfour Beatty?

26 Mar 15

Do you think the worst is now over for Balfour Beatty? Vote here

Cora Marla

Searching for a level playing field

23 Mar 15

Will regulatory changes make a real difference towards SMEs’ access to public sector work?

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Mark Leftly

HS2: Is it worth it?

20 Mar 15 | By Mark Leftly

The Labour party is hedging its bets in the run-up to the election over this key infrastructure project