Sustainability Focus

  • Cobalt Place
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    The Green Frontier

    2015-02-27T06:00:00Z

    All fields of sustainability will once again be covered at this year’s Ecobuild, from design and construction through to use of innovative materials. Andrew Brister talks to two of the show’s premier partners, Skanska and Lend Lease, about their approaches to the sustainability agenda.

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    50 sustainability stars 2015: Great expectations

    2015-02-27T00:00:00Z

    On the eve of this year’s Ecobuild event, Building asks the cream of construction’s young sustainability talent how they think this government has done on the environment - and what they’re hoping for from the next one

  • Victorian terrace
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    Behind the hype: Sustainable new homes

    2015-02-26T06:00:00Z

    New research is casting further doubt on long-held claims that a new-build property is necessarily cheaper to run than a refurbished Victorian home

  • Hong Kong skyline
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    Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

    2015-02-25T06:00:00Z

    With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

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    Ecobuild 2015 programme preview

    2015-02-24T06:00:00Z

    From an election manifesto for construction to the latest in biophilic design, there is something for all tastes at Ecobuild. Andrew Brister picks out some of the highlights

  • Zappos HQ, Las Vegas
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    Get happy: Wellbeing in buildings

    2015-02-23T06:00:00Z

    There is a strong body of evidence of the tangible ways that building design can improve wellbeing. Now an increasing number of major clients are realising that this is not just good for employees’ health - it’s good for business

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    Sustainability: Thinner insulation

    2015-01-22T10:25:00Z

    High-performance insulation materials enable much thinner profiIes to be used than their counterpart products. Sweett Group investigates if the benefits from the use of these thinner insulation materials outweigh the costs

  • Paul King
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    Interview: Paul King

    2014-12-11T06:00:00Z

    Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

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    A sustainable future

    2014-10-10T06:00:00Z

    Is implementing green policies a must for the future, or an unnecessary cost in an industry just back from the brink of recession? Four corners of the sector have their say

  • Co-op Manchester
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    Sustainability: BREEAM in new offices

    2014-10-07T13:30:00Z

    Sweett Group looks at the costs of achieving different ratings under the BREEAM 2014 certification for new offices