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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

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

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

Insulation

Investors to resurrect Green Deal

25 Jan 17

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

119 Ebury Street

Mayfair house gets 'outstanding' BREEAM first

13 Jan 17

Grangewood delivers first listed building refurbishment to receive top sustainability standard

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

Power station chimneys

Government wastes £168m on competitions for carbon capture

25 Jan 17

National Audit Office says BEIS must ‘learn lessons from experience’

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

Insulation

Bonfield Review of green home improvements finally published

19 Dec 16

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

Analysis

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Sustainability: Efficient offices

24 Jan 17

How do you create an energy-efficient office that is cost effective and great for the workforce?

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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

Community Opinion

Mark Halstead

Hitting NHS deadlines

27 Feb 17

Getting stakeholder engagement right at the start is key to successful management of healthcare projects

Michael Dall

Housing is a numbers game we are not winning

24 Feb 17

Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: More contracts but mixed fortunes

24 Feb 17

January’s index is up but there are mixed fortunes across sectors

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Online poll: Air pollution

23 Feb 17

Is Sadiq Khan right to clamp down on firms using polluting machinery on site? Vote here

Richard Steer 2014

Getting their own house in order

21 Feb 17 | By Richard Steer

The government has been willing to listen to advice from the construction industry when considering the renovation of its home in Westminster. Would it not be wise to listen to our views on the housing shortage and Brexit as well?

Phil-Bernstein

Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17 | By Phil Bernstein

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17 | By Andrew Jones

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes