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The Sustainability topic area offers you a set of resources to help you keep up to date with the fast-changing world of green construction and sustainable development.
The world of embodied energy has moved on considerably since work started in the 1990s, and embodied carbon, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Building Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) are now increasingly common in construction. Jane Anderson, Principal Consultant at thinkstep (formerly PE International), reviews progress and eyes future potential. read more on 'The embodied impact of construction materials' ...
If you want to know what makes a great, sustainable office building, you need to ask an expert or 50. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! reviews the 300-page wisdom that is the new BCO Guide to Specification – written by the industry, for the industry – and picks out five emerging themes for sustainable office buildings. read more on 'Five essentials for sustainable office buildings' ...
Could a new concept in refurbishment help to alleviate the UK’s serious shortage of warm, sustainable and affordable homes? Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! investigates. read more on 'All aboard the retrofit train' ...
New homes need to be high quality, accessible and sustainable. To achieve this, the Government are setting out a road map to deliver a radically simplified system for setting standards in the design and construction of new homes. read more on 'Zero carbon policy for new homes in England' ...
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