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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.
Some of our most popular sustainability articles show how nature can be harnessed (renewable materials), its effects mitigated (excess heat), and how architecture can happily coexist alongside biodiversity ... read more on 'The top 10 sustainability articles' ...
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' ...
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