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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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[9 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Six insurance firms have pledged £25 billion to an infrastructure development that will help support a number of key construction projects across the UK. The brokers made their pledge after holding successful negotiations with Lord Deighton, commercial secretary to the Treasury Funds, and the Association of British Insurers. Funds from Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General, […]

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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) building has proved that existing buildings and indeed listed buildings, can become green. Image source According to heraldscotland.com, lead architect on the project, Calum Duncan, explained there is a lot to learn from the £10.5 million project. “Compared to the standard demolish-and-new-build ‘sustainability’ model, the ECCI building represents […]

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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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[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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[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Google has delayed the construction of its £300 million HQ in Kings Cross because it isn’t completely happy with the design the architect has drawn up. According to constructionenquirer.com, architect AHMM’s original plans included enough space for 5,000 workers; as well as a swimming pool and running track facilities on the roof of the building. […]

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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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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

A national database of advice for green building projects could be created by the government. Business secretary Vince Cable was urged to help create such an archive during a meeting with several regional figureheads in the construction industry. Discovering a set of best practices for sustainable building The group of experts met with Cable shortly […]

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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. […]