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BSI launches carbon emissions standard for infrastructure

28 Jul 16

The standard was developed with input from various construction firms

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MPs damn Green Deal roll-out

28 Jul 16

Building looks into a report on household energy efficiency schemes from the Public Accounts Committee

Heathrow Grimshaw

Heathrow targets 'zero carbon' expansion

21 Jul 16

Concept architect chosen for Heathrow expansion tells Building airport wants to be “most sustainable in the world”

Inside the Ben Ainslie base

Sir Ben Ainslie base wins BREEAM Excellent

20 Jul 16

Sustainability accolade awarded ahead of next week’s America’s Cup in the Solent

Swansea tidal lagoon

Tidal is cheapest way to generate power, says developer

13 Jul 16

Tidal Lagoon Power report claims power from new tidal lagoon could be three times cheaper than from nuclear

A wind farm

Siemens puts new UK wind power on hold after Brexit vote

7 Jul 16

Engineering company’s UK boss says new plans will be frozen until EU-UK trading relationship is clarified

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May slammed for 'plain stupid' decision to axe DECC

14 Jul 16

Energy and climate change policy rolled into a beefed up business department

Martin Hurn, Brand Director, Ecobuild

Ecobuild 2017 launches with focus on regeneration

12 Jul 16

Industry leaders line up to support Ecobuild campaign to redefine sustainability at House of Commons reception

Hinkley

French union bosses call for Hinkley C postponement

22 Jun 16

French energy managers believe power plant decision should be delayed until EDF and reactor disputes are settled

Analysis

BREEAM

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

Ecobuild roundtable

Sustainability: The new normal

12 Jul 16

To launch the programme for next year’s show and its central question of redefining sustainability for the construction industry, Ecobuild gathered a panel of experts to debate the question of what sustainability means to them, and to our industry

Offices

Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet

RSHP’s BREEAM ‘excellent’-rated office at The Leadenhall Building, London

Sustainability: BREEAM

21 Jun 16

BREEAM certification is becoming an increasingly used standard requirement on city buildings. But does it pay?

Community Opinion

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Online poll: 2012 legacy

27 Jul 16

Are the 2012 Olympic Games delivering a strong enough legacy for London? Vote here

Chris Tinker

Getting back on track

27 Jul 16

The vote to leave the EU triggered a loss in investor and buyer confidence. While there has been some recovery, sentiment remains cautious and both developers and the government must look to support housing delivery in uncertain times

Martin Venning

We must fight hard for northern powerhouse momentum

22 Jul 16

The time to make the case to the new government for infrastructure investment in the North is now

Simon Wyatt

Get the most from your EPC assessment

22 Jul 16 | By Simon Wyatt

Advice for property owners and asset managers concerned they will not be able to lease property with an EPC rating of F or G

Martin Jepson

You shall go to the ball

21 Jul 16 | By Martin Jepson

A Winter Ball, filled with magicians and dancers, as well as a competition to design a light… and all in the name of a good cause

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Online poll: DECC

20 Jul 16

Is shutting down the Department of Energy and Climate Change ‘plain stupid’? Results are in

Jack Pringle

Negotiating a post-Brexit position

20 Jul 16 | By Jack Pringle

The British economy could well slip into recession as a result of the decision to leave the EU - and negotiating a benign post-Brexit position will take years. We have no option but to choose the best model and make a good fist of it