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[11 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

US builders producing green homes claim that the properties were easier to sell in 2013, compared with 2012. The finding was taken from the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study, which was carried out by consultancy McGraw Hill Construction, according to sourceable.net. It found that 51 per cent of builders and remodelers from the US […]

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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

EU member states have been urged to step up their plans for the creation of more energy-efficient buildings. A press release submitted by Renovate Europe and the World Green Building Council has reminded EU nations that they now have just six months to until they have to deliver a long-term strategy on building renovation. Energy-efficiency […]

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

A sustainable office building in Manchester has been awarded the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Project of the Year accolade. According to propertywire.com, the One Angel Square beat 600 other projects to the top prize. The building comprises the biggest commercial office space in Manchester and serves as the headquarters for the Co-operative Group. […]

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[28 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Singapore’s Building Construction Authority (BCA) says that construction firms who want to bid for public projects must be working to green standards by 2016. If the firms don’t adhere to green standards set out in the Green and Gracious Building Scheme by this time period, then they will fail to make it on to the […]

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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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[6 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Property experts say the increasing demand for real estate in London is spreading across the rest of the UK, leading to renewed confidence over the sustainability of the British economy. Speaking at the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), Exane BNP Paribas property analyst Nick Webb said the strong performance of the London property market […]

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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Architects should be held accountable for buildings that fail to meet energy performance targets, industry figures have suggested. Sarah Cary, sustainable development executive for British Land, said architects had to come to terms with their liability when it came to energy performance. Introducing contractual obligations on energy performance Speaking at Open City’s Green Sky Thinking […]

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Three eco-friendly Chesterfield families are to open their homes to the public in a bid to teach local residents more about sustainable housing. The households will be open from 11.00 to 15.00 this Sunday (March 3rd) as part of the first ever Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Ecohomes Open Week – the latest in the long of […]

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[2 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Construction and maintenance projects for Scotland during 2013-14 have been given the green light after a £205 million funding package was announced. Image source Jacksons-security.co.uk believes the UK government’s generous commitment will help to significantly improve a host of the country’s major attractions, with new buildings representing Scotland’s ambitions for sustained growth in years to […]

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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 […]