We round-up a range of articles looking at efforts to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impacts of construction.
Is renewable energy still a tempting proposition for domestic householders? In this NBS guide we explore feed-in tariffs to help you decide.
We explore a definition of renewable materials and consider some common characteristics – carbon sinks, flammability and biodegradability.
07 December 2011
| by NBS
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 NBS
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.
This programme aims to help those who wish to understand more about how the environmental performance of construction products should be calculated.
Richard Saxon considers the impacts if BIM is to be used on all government buildings.
01 February 2011
| by BSRIA
Much more needs to be done to make low carbon construction a reality. BSRIA tell us more.
Dr Brian Edwards looks at the launch of the UK Carbon Plan.
We explore considerations when building low and zero carbon buildings without damaging biodiversity.
In this book extract from The Whole Building Handbook: How to Design Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings by Varis Bokalders and Maria Block, we look at the increasingly pressing need to make buildings sustainable.