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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

A national database of advice for green building projects could be created by the government. Business secretary Vince Cable was urged to help create such an archive during a meeting with several regional figureheads in the construction industry. Discovering a set of best practices for sustainable building The group of experts met with Cable shortly […]

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[26 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Private landlords may soon be able to retrofit vacant properties using the Green Deal. Building regulations minister Don Foster has claimed that it’s “absolutely ludicrous” that landlords are unable to turn their properties into eco-friendly buildings until they have tenants living there. Vacant properties as a “great opportunity” for the Green Deal to expand Current […]

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

The office of the Malaysian prime minister is set to be turned into a green building, according to freemalaysiatoday.com. The renovation of the Putra Perdana, which is expected to cost RM110 million (£21.23 million), is set to be completed by mid-2014. The construction work of Nahib Razak’s office is to be carried out KFM Holdings […]

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[11 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

The UK construction industry has plenty of reasons to celebrate following the announcement of a £150 million funding package to reduce construction times and make buildings more energy efficient. The bulk of the investment comes from Britain’s Technology Strategy Board, which has put forward £60 million to support the designing and developing of eco-friendly buildings. […]

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will spend AED16M (£2.75 million) on green building measures across its buildings next year, according to dewa.gov.ae. The organisation has been making sure all its new constructions meet green building standards since 2011. However, following studies with a number of its customer care centres […]

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[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Officials in Barcelona have rejected plans for a ‘Dubai-style Space Hotel’, claiming it would become too much of a ‘spectacle’, greenprophet.com reports. US developer, Mobilona commissioned Spanish architect, Erik Morvan to design the ‘out of this world’, €1.5 billion complex, which would be the tallest structure in Europe. Image source However, it failed to impress […]

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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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[15 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The University of Cambridge is set to build the UK’s biggest sustainable housing development, according to designbuildscource.com.au. Image source It is claimed that £1 million is being spent on the development, which will be built at the facility’s North West Cambridge site. The construction will include 3,000 homes and 2,000 student bed spaces, according to […]

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[17 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

A new sustainability exhibition in Brighton is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most comprehensive shows. The Eco Technology Show 2013, which runs from June 14th -15th, has already managed to confirm the attendance of more than 100 exhibitors; each offering their own unique take on the future of eco-friendly buildings. Guest speakers […]

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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 […]