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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

A house built in Canada has been claimed to be Canada’s greenest home. The sustainable construction contains a number of green measures to make sure it is environmentally-friendly. This includes solar panels on its roof and a human waste composter in the basement. The building itself which is in the Peterborough area, is also made […]

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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

Construction bosses in Saudi Arabia have revealed that billions is set to be spent on green construction projects. Faisal Al-Fadl, secretary general of the Saudi Green Building Forum, claims that the state is planning to spend SR100 billion (£17 billion) on 76 green projects for the area. Forty-three of these are said to be located […]

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Construction on the UK’s first retirement village of zero carbon bungalows has begun at Middleton St George in County Durham, reports build.co.uk. The bungalows – which form part of a £9 million scheme at the 100-acre site – will each be fitted with a number of sustainable, environmentally-friendly appliances. This will make them some of […]

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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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[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

This state-of-the-art distribution warehouse in Newcastle Under Lyme isn’t just green on the outside thanks to the use of Colorcoat Prisma® and Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel , the whole building is so environmentally-friendly it’s one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK. Image source First in the UK to achieve ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM status […]

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Up to 12,000 jobs could be created in the UK as more businesses than ever implement green energy strategies, decc.gov.ukreports. With uptake in green building on the rise, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, Chris Huhne, has claimed that the savings to the UK economy are already becoming visible. This is despite […]

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[4 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Green building initiatives could boost the construction and manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland, experts claim. With the NI construction industry taking a hit in the recession, politicians and councillors have called for the introduction of green building initiatives to kick start the sector. £70 million investment in eco-buildings Among those calling for the initiatives is […]

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[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

A building in Wales is to be presented with a prestigious architecture award in recognition of its sustainability, reports FM World. The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) building at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth is constructed using eco-friendly and low energy materials. Image source Image source Solar tube arrays and photovoltaics […]

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[1 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Vodacom is to build one of Africa’s greenest buildings in order to discover alternative methods of reducing carbon emissions. The South African building, which is expected to be completed before the winter, will act as a base for staff to test new ways of powering their buildings using renewable energy. Any findings will be passed […]

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

We are living in a time when being eco friendly is not an option anymore, but an attitude and a behaviour that one must have. Caring about the environment is nowadays a must if we care about our destiny not just as individual human beings, but as a society and a civilization as well. Now […]