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Is the government doing enough to prevent future floods in the UK?

Online poll: Flood prevention

2 Oct 15

Is the government doing enough to prevent future floods in the UK? Vote here

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Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon delayed by a year

2 Oct 15

Client body for project says it won’t reach financial close until at least next summer due to strike price negotiations, pushing back start of work


Drax pulls out of £1bn carbon capture scheme

28 Sep 15

Energy firm blames move on government decision to remove renewables from exemption to Climate Change Levy

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Solar farm applications soar to beat subsidy cut deadline

25 Sep 15

Spike in projects going in for planning as industry warns 20,000 jobs put at risk by cuts

Al Gore

Al Gore slams UK government green policy U-turns

23 Sep 15

Former US vice president attacks government over ‘puzzling’ decisions at climate event in central London

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Rudd pulls plug on £3.5bn Jurassic Coast wind farm

16 Sep 15

Energy secretary refuses planning permission for controversial offshore project in face of local opposition

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Bonfield floats proposals for Green Deal alternative

23 Sep 15

Options include mass retrofitting of housing association homes and improved mortgage rates for green properties

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CBI slams green subsidy cuts

22 Sep 15

CBI says firms in emerging green sector need reassurance that government is serious about tackling climate change

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Four out of five Londoners’ homes overheated this summer

16 Sep 15

Survey of 1,005 capital-dwellers reveals that 83% suffered from overheating in their home at least once this year


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The Green Deal: 'A catastrophe from start to finish'

7 Aug 15

It’s been called the greatest flop of the last parliament. But why did the Green Deal, the government’s flagship retrofit scheme, fail so spectacularly?


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

Community Opinion

Andy Williamson

Waste not, want not water management

5 Oct 15

Better, more effective water management and harvesting techniques need to be designed into every element of a building

Julie Hirigoyen

Are net zero water buildings far off?

5 Oct 15

Adopting a more holistic approach to water management in buildings could get us on the path to net zero water buildings

Will Hinkley Point C nuclear power station ever be built?

Online poll: Hinkley Point C

2 Oct 15

Will Hinkley Point C nuclear power station ever be built? Vote here

Construction Rocks

Building at Construction Rocks

2 Oct 15 | By James Clegg

Construction rocks. We all know that.

Jack Pringle

We need answers

30 Sep 15 | By Jack Pringle

World events rumble on and we must focus on the problems we can fix. Jeremy Corbyn is right that radical action is needed to resolve the housing crisis, but his plan to print money will drag us back to the 1970s

Nick Cullen

Water–forecasting a riskier investment climate

28 Sep 15 | By Nick Cullen

Flooding and water shortages could increase if confidence in weather and climate forecasting drops, despite the evidence for climate change

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Marcus Palmer

Ask an apprentice

24 Sep 15 | By Marcus Palmer

Marcus Palmer, junior mechanical engineer at Crofton Design, reviews his time on an industry apprenticeship