Sustainability Focus – Page 2

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    Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

    2016-09-28T06:00:00Z

    How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

  • GSK Compliance Building
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    Sustainability Project of the Year shortlist

    2016-09-07T06:00:00Z

    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Paris summit: Feeling the heat

    2015-12-10T06:00:00Z

    At this week’s UN Climate Change Summit, the UK could no longer boast of having the greenest policies in the room. So after several months of Conservative policy changes, how is the country measuring up to its own targets?

  • Index
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    Environment Agency on flooding: 'We're doing our bit. Are you doing yours?'

    2015-12-07T11:15:00Z

    The director of strategy and investment joined industry experts to debate flood preparedness in the UK

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    Recycling timber: Wasting away

    2015-10-28T11:42:00Z

    We recycle just one-tenth of our waste wood - the rest ends up in landfill, meaning we lose out on the huge economic and environmental benefits of using the wood again

  • Birmingham
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    BES: Birmingham or bust

    2015-10-15T06:00:00Z

    Birmingham council has scrapped its energy efficiency drive. We look at how the £1bn Birmingham Energy Savers scheme and the Green Deal’s fates were inextricably bound, and what the city’s options are now

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    Sustainability: Energy performance contracts

    2015-10-06T12:13:00Z

    Energy Performance Contracts are increasing in popularity as a way of delivering large-scale energy savings in existing buildings

  • Green deal
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    The Green Deal: 'A catastrophe from start to finish'

    2015-08-07T06:00:00Z

    It’s been called the greatest flop of the last parliament. But why did the Green Deal, the government’s flagship retrofit scheme, fail so spectacularly?

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    Sustainability: Life cycle carbon management

    2015-06-17T09:59:00Z

    Usual depictions of a building’s carbon life cycle fail to consider the day-to-day running of the place. Reimagining a building’s life cycle could improve its carbon efficiency

  • Five Pancras Square (Kier Construction and Bennetts Associates)
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    Building Award Winners: Sustainable Project of the Year

    2015-04-30T06:00:00Z

    A broad portfolio of major projects, bumper financial results and a commitment to staff training and development have given Core Five the entrepreneurial clout to take the top prize