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Government 'lacking long term climate change policies'

30 Jun 15

Committee on Climate Change publishes critical report on UK policies and urges more action to green buildings and infrastructure

Wind turbines

Fears over Green Investment Bank privatisation

30 Jun 15

UK GBC questions government commitment to green energy infrastructure

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Two-thirds of housing providers hit by overheating problems

26 Jun 15

Zero Carbon Hub report says overheating can harm reputation but is not seen as a priority by housebuilders

Summit House

Willmott Dixon wins £20m green office refit job

24 Jun 15

Willmott Dixon will refit 1980s built office block in Shoreditch

Industry slams early end to wind farm subsidies

18 Jun 15

Government announces onshore wind farm subsidies to end a year early in 2016

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Tidal power 'milestone' as Swansea scheme gets green light

10 Jun 15

Experts hail approval as ‘major milestone’ for UK tidal power sector

UEA Enterprise Centre

UK's 'greenest commercial building' opens

23 Jun 15

Morgan Sindall-built Enterprise Centre in East Anglia completes

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Industry leaders slam 'perverse' EU ruling on green goods VAT

10 Jun 15

Industry leaders brand European Court of Justice ruling ‘perverse’ and ‘hypocritical’

Construction site

Call to invest £130bn a year to cope with climate change

4 Jun 15

Report by Mott MacDonald and Global Sustainability Institute urges businesses to invest to survive

Analysis

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Sustainability: Life cycle carbon management

17 Jun 15

Usual depictions of a building’s carbon life cycle fail to consider the day-to-day running of the place. Reimagining a building’s life cycle could improve its carbon efficiency

Five Pancras Square (Kier Construction and Bennetts Associates)

Building Award Winners: Sustainable Project of the Year

30 Apr 15

A broad portfolio of major projects, bumper financial results and a commitment to staff training and development have given Core Five the entrepreneurial clout to take the top prize

Marks and Spencer, Cheshire Oaks (Simons Group)

Building Award Winners: The Test of Time

30 Apr 15

These projects employed bold design features that have seen the finished articles flourish, particularly when it comes to meeting their ambitious sustainability targets

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Sustainability: Energy standards

8 Apr 15

The new energy efficiency regulations for private rented property may have major repercussions for landlords. Here we examine the key changes made since last year’s public consultation

Community Opinion

James Wates

The class of 2050

1 Jul 15

Education is a key part of any society’s future prosperity and social cohesion. How can we create the buildings that will help our children’s children to succeed in a generation’s time?

Richard McCarthy

Housing: Use your imagination

26 June 2015

In the quest to create more homes, we need to help and incentivise local authorities to think outside the box to identify sites for development, and perhaps even more critically, redevelopment

Chris Tinker

Policy review

25 Jun 15

What will the Conservative’s right to buy and starter homes initiative mean for UK housing?

Westminster

Online poll: Parliament refurb

25 Jun 15

Which of these is the best option for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster?

Mark Leftly

A political hot potato

25 Jun 15 | By Mark Leftly

Construction firms may want to think twice about getting involved in £6bn Palace of Westminster job

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Happiness through BIM

24 Jun 15 | By Richard Saxon

BIM4SME’s awards demonstrates that BIM is not just for the big boys

Luciano Vitiello / bptw partnership

Sketch of the week: St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

19 Jun 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Luciano Vitiello of bptw partnership