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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new building being constructed at the University of Bradford is the first UK educational facility to achieve the ‘Passivhaus’ standard. This rating recognises that the £3 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) building provides high levels of comfort, whilst still being energy efficient. GB Building Solutions is the firm in charge of the […]

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[8 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

A building that was built in the 1990s has achieved the highest BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating in the UK after being completely refurbished. Image source According to blueandgreentomorrow.com, Gavin Dunn, director of BREEAM, commented on PricewaterhouseCoopers’s (PwC) refurbished London HQ. “The impressive BREEAM score for this iconic building shows just how […]

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[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

The man responsible for creating the BREEAM rating for energy-efficient buildings was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, mkweb.co.uk reports. John Doggart – sometimes dubbed ‘Mr Solar’ – was chosen for an OBE at this year’s ceremony in recognition of his sustainability work. Whilst Doggart has a number of achievements under his belt, it […]

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[2 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

British building firm, Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd has won a prestigious sustainable construction award in recognition of its work on a Siemens site in Lincoln, insidermedia.com reports. Over 400 industry professionals attended Insider Media’s 2013 East Midlands Property Awards ceremony, which celebrated property and construction successes in the region over a challenging year. Image source […]

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[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Plans have been approved for what is set to be the UK’s best commercial green building, according to cleantechnica.com. Norwich councillors have given the go-ahead for the £8 million Norwich Research Park (NRP) Enterprise Centre, which is being launched by the University of East Anglia. The eco-friendly building is set to be the first in […]

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[6 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

A sustainable building award has been given to 10 Downing Street, according to homebuilding.co.uk. The 300-year-building, which houses the Prime Minister as well as 152 other workers, was awarded the “in-use special award” by BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). It beat 800 other buildings to the accolade by making the most improvements year-on-year. Image source […]

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[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

A planning application has been submitted for what could become the UK’s most environmentally-friendly commercial building. The £8.2 million building at The University of East Anglia (UEA) will be used as a hub for professionals across a range of industries to discuss sustainable construction initiatives. Expected to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus certification According to […]

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[15 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

An Old High School building at Edinburgh University is on course to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating. Architect Graham Fraser – who is working on the Grade B listed building – said the design aims to keep the historical roots of the project, whilst still embracing the green credentials which will fight against the ‘urgent’ […]

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

The use of ‘sticky tape’ as window sealant could help the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) become one of the world’s most sustainable listed buildings. The tape, which is “more sophisticated that it sounds” according to the project’s architects, is just one of many tricks being applied to the Old High School, South College […]

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

“Green” buildings are not just more common than ever, but are also getting greener, bre.co.uk reports. Eco-friendly certification board BREEAM has held its annual awards ceremony to honour those buildings and developers which have made the biggest impact on the world of green developments. At the ceremony, it was noted that these eco-friendly buildings are […]