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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Sustainability is an issue that affects us all. We all have a part to play in trying to save resources for future generations and in achieving a greener future. On an everyday level, this could mean looking at the way we do things, like remembering to recycle milk bottles or not leaving the tap running. […]

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[7 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Responsible sourcing remains a key topic of discussion for much of the construction sector. As part of a recent study, we surveyed a wide cross-section of the industry to help us gain a market insight into sustainable attitudes and practices. Architects, consultants, contractors, developers, engineers and building inspectors all provided feedback– with varied responses. The […]

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[3 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Achieving a sustainable built environment requires collaboration and effort from every part of the construction supply chain. To address gaps in the adoption of sustainable approaches, it is essential to understand different perspectives from within the construction industry on the barriers to, and opportunities in, responsible sourcing. At Tata Steel, we are committed to integrating […]

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[31 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

The increased awareness of modern society’s impact on the environment has led to the construction supply chain placing greater emphasis on being ‘green’. Sustainability in the built environment is a complex topic, and must be considered from the earliest stage in the planning process to ensure activities achieve both regulatory requirements and customer expectations. Our […]

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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

A £7.7 million project to make energy efficient improvements to council houses in Milton Keynes has been praised by energy and climate change minister, Greg Barker. The Lakes Estate in Bletchley comprises 500 terraced houses and bungalows from the 1960s which are owned by Milton Keynes Council. Each will receive a £20,000 makeover to reduce […]

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[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Uncertainty and confusion is proving to be a hindrance in the uptake of the Green Deal, according to a new survey by the UK’s leading business standards body. The BSI suggests that while one in five home-owners is set to participate in the deal, which launches in October, the majority admit that they still don’t […]

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[15 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Close involvement in a recent £5 million leisure centre refurbishment project has demonstrated Tata Steel’s ongoing commitment to transform the building envelope from a passive energy conservation role to one of active, efficient and affordable energy generation. Deeside Leisure Centre, West Queensferry, Flintshire, is the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales. It boasts an […]

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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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[16 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

MPs and property directors have appealed for a change to the Energy Bill, which would force private sector buildings to display their energy efficiency. The appeal has been supported by both The UK Green Building and British Property Federation and initial reviews were carried out at The House Of Commons. Image source Building’s energy efficiency […]

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[13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Energy Bill to bring in the Coalition’s government’s Green Deal has had its second reading in Parliament. The Bill has been designed to provide households and businesses with loans so that they can implement green measures into their buildings without any upfront cost. The loans would be repaid via energy bills which would be […]