Sustainability Focus

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    Sustainability: Emissions regulations

    2019-03-05T13:00:00Z

    The regulations around greenhouse gas emissions come from a variety of international, European and UK sources and are constantly changing

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    Plastic waste in construction - is the sector doing enough?

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    Oceans of plastic waste are created each year by the construction industry, and the public is calling for action. So what are construction firms doing to reduce their discarded plastic, and what more could be done?

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    Sustainability: energy storage

    2018-09-25T06:00:00Z

    Efficient energy storage to meet varying demand could be the key to delivering sustainable energy to buildings as the UK works to reduce its carbon emissions

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    Why aren't we building more zero-bills homes?

    2018-09-18T06:00:00Z

    Building caught up with Bill Dunster to chat about the ideas in his new book, Zed Life: How to Build a Low-Carbon Society Today

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    Nuclear energy: Gone with the wind

    2018-07-26T13:00:00Z

    The National Infrastructure Commission’s landmark report this month seemed to sound the death knell for nuclear energy new-build, calling for a large-scale shift to renewables by 2050 – and for only one more nuclear power station approval by 2025. But are we really likely to get 90% of Britain’s electricity ...

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    The Active Office - an energy-positive building

    2018-06-21T10:58:00Z

    The UK’s first energy-positive office, which generates more solar energy than it consumes, opened today at Swansea University

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    Sustainability: modular construction

    2018-06-20T06:00:00Z

    How can developers get the most from modular construction while effectively managing its risks?

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    Interserve: Waste not, want not

    2018-05-18T06:00:00Z

    Interserve’s energy-from-waste crisis has prompted fears of another Carillion-style collapse, as the company takes drastic action to rebalance the books

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    Sustainability: The London Plan

    2018-04-05T10:04:00Z

    Clara Bagenal George of Elementa Consulting and Adam Mactavish of Currie Brown review the energy policies in the draft new London Plan and assess their implications for new development

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    Sustainability - productive workplace

    2018-01-25T11:36:00Z

    With UK productivity lagging, the workplace environment can be a critical factor in driving improvements. How should you evaluate and improve workplace productivity?