Latest Ecobuild news

Bicester Eco-Town

Crest Nicholson and A2 Dominion unveil £80m eco-town JV

15 Aug 17

North West Bicester scheme will deliver 232 homes, 30% affordable

Solar panels

Renewables firm collapses owing nearly £50m

1 Aug 17

28 job losses after Larkfleet Group subsidiary calls in liquidators

Donald Trump

Sector condemns Trump climate deal withdrawal

2 Jun 17

Professionals warns that US economy will be harmed by pull out

Big Data Institute Oxford University

Mace project secures Oxford uni's first 'outstanding' BREEAM rating

31 May 17

Data institute features 1km long passive heating and cooling air corridors

A wind farm

Macquaire buys Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn

21 Apr 17

The sale has proved controversial, with environmental groups expressing fears that the impetus behind clean energy technology could be lost.

Scottish parliament

Scotland aims to source 50% of its energy from renewables

3 Feb 17

Scottish government energy strategy aims to make oil and gas sector greener and use more thermal power

Panel discussion

Flood resilience in the UK - panel discussion Video

24 Apr 17

Panel discussion from a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK. Join the conversation in the comment section below

Event: Flood resilience in the UK debate

23 Mar 17

You are invited to a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK

Solar panels

Global demand for environmental consultancy rises to £19bn

3 Feb 17

Research firm Environment Analyst says buoyant market conditions in Europe and revival in North American behind rise



Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

23 May 17

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people


Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13 Apr 17

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

London skyline

Sustainability: Zero-carbon London

4 Apr 17

The London Plan has specific sustainability targets which affect development in the city

Community Opinion

Steve Cooper

Cyber security: When will we stop dragging our feet?

16 Aug 17

UK construction should continue to set the bar for BIM practices, but it must ensure customers’ information is in safe hands

Nigel Wilson

Housing association frameworks: One size doesn’t fit all

15 Aug 17

For big housing associations, one framework, open to all contractors and consultants, is not specific enough to meet demand


Building alliances

10 Aug 17

The NEC alliance contract offers two major departures from the PPC2000 approach - one very bold and one relatively timid

Richard Steer 2014

The blame game

9 Aug 17 | By Richard Steer

The government has used the recent leaseholder scandal to blame the industry for the ‘broken’ housing market. In fact, it’s just covering up its own lack of action when it should be working with housebuilders to find ways of fixing the problem

Paul Cook

How can we future-proof our offices?

8 Aug 17 | By Paul Cook

Technology is advancing so quickly that it is increasingly hard to forecast what role it will play in workplaces

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Steve Elliott

Brexit: Soft, hard or al dente?

7 Aug 17 | By Steve Elliott

Businesses can’t wait around while Brexit is being hammered out – they need to get on with what they do best


How can landlords comply with the upcoming minimum energy efficiency standards requirements?

4 Aug 17 | By Maria Connolly, Alexandra Holsgrove-Jones, Alan Jones

There are some quick and effective ways landlords can comply with the complex MEES Regulations