We round-up a range of articles looking at efforts to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impacts of construction.

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Clients have a cruical role to play in reducing the amount of carbon present in built structures. A new UK Green Building Council guide offers practical advice when it comes to developing an effective brief.

26 October 2016 | by

Renewable sources of energy have surpassed coal in the past year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world according to a new International Energy Agency study.

09 September 2016 | by

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.

08 September 2016 | by

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.

29 July 2016 | by

PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.

13 August 2015 | by

Plans for 400 wind turbines off the coast of Teesside have been given the go-ahead. Combined with a scheme off the Yorkshire coast they will form one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.

16 July 2015 | by

A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust.

16 July 2015 | by

Is renewable energy still a tempting proposition for domestic householders? In this NBS guide we explore feed-in tariffs to help you decide.

01 November 2013 | by

We explore a definition of renewable materials and consider some common characteristics – carbon sinks, flammability and biodegradability.

01 June 2013 | by

What measures can you take to improve energy consumption in new and old buildings. David Clarke, author of What colour is your building?, explores some options.

07 December 2011 | by

In this programme we look at two very different properties that have been retrofitted as part of the TSB trial: a London terrace house, and a modern semi-detached property in Crawley, Sussex.

28 November 2011 | by

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.

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