We round-up a range of articles looking at efforts to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impacts of construction.
A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.
BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Find out more about BREEAM including what it measures, its benefits, popularity and likely future developments.
This programme provides a heads-up on the Government’s Low Carbon Construction Action Plan, which was launched by construction Minister Mark Prisk in June 2011. The Plan is designed to provide a structure for taking forward the recommendations in last autumn’s cross-industry Innovation and Growth Team (IGT) report.