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BREEAM and WELL join forces to boost wellbeing standards

2 Dec 16

Collaboration between certification schemes said to be in response to demand from prime office developers

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Reinstate zero carbon buildings targets, MPs urge

21 Nov 16

Report slams Treasury for ‘last minute’ and poorly-evidenced decision to axe policy

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Industry leaders hail UK's signing of Paris climate deal

21 Nov 16

Agreement commits government to helping alleviate climate change

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

Dutch 'Green Deal' looks for contractors to trial retrofits

18 Nov 16

Energiesprong UK looks for construction firms to build demonstration projects

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Thames Water picks £57m consultancy framework winners

11 Oct 16

Big name consultants among winners on water infrastructure framework

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Cyber attack risk to nuclear power plants revealed

6 Oct 16

World Energy Council urges firms to build greater resilience into energy infrastructure as threat grows

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Sustainability Rising Star award open for nominations

26 Oct 16

Last year’s winner was Lisa Pasquale from Six Cylinder

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Workers 'perform better' in greener buildings

10 Oct 16

Harvard research finds better performance and less sick leave from workers in certified green buildings

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Millions of pounds of retrofit work 'wasted,' says report

30 Sep 16

Constructing Excellence in Wales report shows insulation work done without proper assesment and in unsuitable homes

Analysis

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Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

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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

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Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

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Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

20 Jul 16

The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos

Community Opinion

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Online poll: Housing crisis

1 Dec 16

Can modular homes solve the UK’s housing crisis? Vote here

Sadie Morgan

Homes for humans

1 Dec 16

As we scramble to address the housing crisis and rapidly changing demographics, we must not overlook the positive difference good design can make

Chris Liddle

A chance to rehabilitate our prisons

30 Nov 16

The Autumn Statement recognised the importance of safety in our prisons, but we need a bigger commitment to overhauling the spaces for prisoners and prison officers

Michael Stimpson

Building a university in the mountains

30 Nov 16 | By Michael Stimpson

The harsh winter and remote mountain location of the University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic created some unique challenges

Paul Morrish

Why are so many homes empty when we have a housing crisis?

28 Nov 16 | By Paul Morrish

National Empty Homes Week is a time to reflect on the dual scandal of homelessness rates among the young and England’s 220,000 empty properties

Rudi Klein

Will we ever change?

25 Nov 16 | By Rudi Klein

Despite any number of reports admonishing our industry for its poor productivity, waste and lack of innovation, it remains structurally dysfunctional

Sarah Richardson

Good Employer Guide 2016: Keeping the wheels turning

25 Nov 16 | By Sarah Richardson

This year’s guide shows the active steps construction’s top employers are taking to increase the appeal of the industry to new recruits