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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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[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

The man responsible for creating the BREEAM rating for energy-efficient buildings was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, mkweb.co.uk reports. John Doggart – sometimes dubbed ‘Mr Solar’ – was chosen for an OBE at this year’s ceremony in recognition of his sustainability work. Whilst Doggart has a number of achievements under his belt, it […]

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[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

The European Commission should ensure any renewed policies on sustainable construction take into account the full ‘socio-economic dimensions’ of buildings. That’s according to Glass for Europe, Europe’s trade association for flat glass manufacturers, which made the argument in response to the Commission’s decision to review sustainable building policies. ‘Full life-cycle’ approach The body also believes […]

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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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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new long term partnership with Ecobuild – the world’s largest event for sustainable design, the built environment and construction. The collaboration will now see the two organisations work more closely together to champion the business case for a more sustainable and eco-friendly built environment, prnewswire.co.uk reports. […]

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[4 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten sustainable buildings of 2013. The honours, which are in their 17th year, come as part of the COTE Top Ten Green Projects programme. The list aims to recognise “sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and […]

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[21 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The first villas in Dubai’s new Sustainable City will be delivered by the end of 2014, khaleejtimes.com reports. According to Diamond Developers, construction will start in July on the initial ‘cluster’ of 100 villas and townhouses. The entire project, which will comprise 500 residences, should be competed in mid-2015. 70% of the project will be dedicated […]

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[19 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Imagine the building of the future. Its walls will be able to reduce the amount of electricity you need just to turn on a light. Its very fabric will be able to heat its rooms. A distant, eco dream? Or zero-carbon reality? Now Tata Steel is set to reveal just how a building can really […]

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[5 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Eco-friendly construction is not as expensive as it is perceived to be, according to the World Green Building Council. A report published by the body has suggested that building industry professionals often overestimate the cost of making a property more sustainable. Growth of green buildings is fast becoming a worldwide trend According to building.co.uk, it […]

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

A collaboration between the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Advanced Urbanism has been launched to ‘improve the health of urban communities’, contract archdaily.com reports. The partnership should enable MIT’s research to be applied and developed in the professional world, as both parties seek ways to modernise urban […]