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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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[28 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

The proposed £200 million redevelopment of Middlesbrough’s Middlehaven Dock is back on following reports that developers have been invited to submit their bids. BioRegional Quintain promised to deliver 750 homes, as well as leisure facilities, over the course of 25 years. Bbc.co.uk says the plans were shelved in November 2011 after the company pulled out […]

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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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[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A number of experts are set to provide valuable insights into the green construction industry at an upcoming Middle East congress, according to middleastevents.com. The second Annual Congress of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will take place on December 11 and 12. Participants will discuss the ways in which sustainable goals for green construction […]

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[9 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Jeb Brugmann, the author of several titles on urban development, has praised the impact of recent sustainability practices in making many of the world’s biggest cities more efficient and eco-friendly. The writer of ‘Urban Revolution’, a guide on the anatomy of the urbanising planet, says it won’t be long until these schemes cause cities to […]

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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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[19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling on the government to fund 50,000 new affordable homes in the upcoming budget, reports guardian.co.uk. According to the body, which is Britain’s largest business lobby group, building 50,000 of these homes would generate £18 billion for the wider economy and create 75,000 jobs. UK government should build […]

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[17 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Green and growth policies have the potential to add £20 billion to the UK’s GDP by 2015. That’s according to a new CBI report, ‘The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business’, which suggests that politicians need to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy, freshbusinessthinking.com reports. Image […]

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[6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Residential and commercial properties with an F or G energy rating could be deemed unlettable from no later than 2018, under the government’s 2011 Energy Act. That’s according to property industry leaders speaking to an audience at a MIPIM (Marche International des Professionels d’Immobilier) event, who believe the industry can meet government sustainability targets – […]

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[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

A Premier Inn in Cornwall is leading the charge for eco-friendly hotel developments, greenbuildingpress.co.uk reports. The hotel, which comprises of 65 rooms and a 210-cover restaurant, is set to be in a constant state of development – meaning new technologies can be implemented once they become available. Amongst the array of cutting-edge facilities the hotel […]