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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

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

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

Sadiq Khan

Khan demands powers to fine polluting construction firms

27 Jan 17

London mayor Sadiq Khan asks Defra to devolve power to fine firms using polluting machinery on site

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


Investors to resurrect Green Deal

25 Jan 17

Scheme axed by government in 2015 to be relaunched using ‘best installers in the market’



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


International Women in Engineering Day: Why engineering

23 Jun 17

The construction sector can combat pre-conceived ideas of a male-dominated industry to increase the breadth of opportunities there are for women in engineering

Michael Dall

An Easter blip?

23 Jun 17

The latest ONS figures suggest construction activity is slowing, or are they just a blip?

Andrew Stunell

Listening mode

23 Jun 17

For construction to have a chance of getting the best out of Brexit, it needs to convince the government to listen to it

Barny Evans

Overheating, the beginning of the end?

22 Jun 17 | By Barny Evans

The days of homes overheating could be drawing to an end as low carbon design starts to become obsolete

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice