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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16 July 2015 | by Richard McPartland
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.
01 November 2013 | by John Gelder
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.
17 July 2011 | by NBS
This programme aims to help those who wish to understand more about how the environmental performance of construction products should be calculated.
01 June 2011 | by Richard Saxon CBE
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.
03 January 2011 | by Dr Brian Edwards
Dr Brian Edwards looks at the launch of the UK Carbon Plan.
01 March 2010 | by Dr Carol Williams
We explore considerations when building low and zero carbon buildings without damaging biodiversity.
02 January 2010 | by Varis Bokalders and Maria Block
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.