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119 Ebury Street

Mayfair house gets 'outstanding' BREEAM first

13 Jan 17

Grangewood delivers first listed building refurbishment to receive top sustainability standard

Solar panels

Investment in renewables to 'fall off a cliff'

10 Jan 17

Think tank the Green Alliance calls on government to provide more support

Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon delayed by another year

3 Jan 17

Work on £1.3bn scheme now set to start in 2018, but construction schedule still not confirmed

Insulation

Bonfield Review of green home improvements finally published

19 Dec 16

Review sets out 27 recommendations to boost uptake of energy efficiency measures

Wind turbines

Wind power generation hits record level

13 Dec 16

Wind turbines met 23% of the country’s energy needs last Wednesday

UK floods

Bonfield flooding review: Your chance to debate the results

9 Dec 16

Free event: Debate UK flood resilience with Bonfield review committee members at a panel discussion on Tuesday 13 December

Willmott Dixon

Ex-Willmott Dixon MD to set up own Energiesprong business

16 Dec 16

Rob Lambe in process of setting up firm to deliver retrofits for UK version of Dutch programme

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Gas power loses out in National Grid energy auction

13 Dec 16

Government’s ‘dash for gas’ at risk

Heat map towers

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

Analysis

Man on roof

Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

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

GSK Compliance Building

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

David Hurcomb

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

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

Community Opinion

Theresa May

Online poll: Single market

18 Jan 17

Will Theresa May’s decision to leave the EU single market have a negative knock-on effect for UK construction? Vote here

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

Jason Millett

Construction has never been so crucial

17 Jan 17

As the government finalises its industrial strategy, Mace has some suggestions for boosting construction output

Phil Harris

Time to expand the use of PF2

13 Jan 17 | By Phil Harris

Will the success of some key education projects lead to a wider use of PF2 to fund a growing need for social infrastructure

Cala garden village plan

Online poll: Garden villages

11 Jan 17

Do you think the government’s garden village policy is a good idea? Vote here

Steve Denniss

Delivering a healthy digital railway

10 Jan 17 | By Steve Denniss

The European Train Control System will go a long way to improve the efficiency of our railways, but it is only part of the solution

Darren Richards

Ecobuild blog: Here’s one we made earlier

9 Jan 17 | By Darren Richards

The offsite sector is still in its infancy but a future in which robots manufacture complete building elements does not have to remain a pipe dream – we need to commit ourselves to further investment