Sustainability Focus

  • David Hurcomb
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    Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

    2016-08-25T06:00:00Z

    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

  • BREEAM
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    Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

    2016-07-20T11:05:00Z

    The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos

  • Ecobuild roundtable
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    Sustainability: The new normal

    2016-07-12T11:33:00Z

    To launch the programme for next year’s show and its central question of redefining sustainability for the construction industry, Ecobuild gathered a panel of experts to debate the question of what sustainability means to them, and to our industry

  • Offices
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    Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

    2016-06-22T10:32:00Z

    The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet

  • RSHP’s BREEAM ‘excellent’-rated office at The Leadenhall Building, London
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    Sustainability: BREEAM

    2016-06-21T14:46:00Z

    BREEAM certification is becoming an increasingly used standard requirement on city buildings. But does it pay?

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    Sustainability: Energy efficiency

    2016-04-05T15:28:00Z

    We all know the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings, yet the amount of investment in carbon reduction is still well below the level needed to hit upcoming targets

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    Construction materials: Past our peak?

    2016-03-23T10:40:00Z

    It turns out that the construction industry is using substantially less ‘stuff’ than it was 15 years ago. Is this a blip or a victory for resource-efficiency?

  • The Co-op’s 3D Reid-designed headquarters in Manchester
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    The green business case

    2016-03-08T06:00:00Z

    Since its election last year the Conservative government has cut back a lot of sustainability legislation. But can sticking with the eco-building agenda benefit construction firms’ business model anyway?

  • Housing
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    Ecobuild: Programme preview

    2016-03-07T14:41:00Z

    The ongoing struggle to build homes, the business case for sustainability and how to drag construction efficiency into this century are just some of the themes of Ecobuild 2016

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    Sustainability: Wellbeing

    2016-01-19T12:05:00Z

    A preoccupation with health and fitness is no longer just for Januarys, it is becoming ever present in the way buildings are designed and constructed