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housing improvement

Housing improvement programme in Wrexham gets £56.4m funding

A record £56.4m investment will be used for a housing improvement programme to bring Wrexham council housing up to standard
facilities management department

Facilities management department at the University of Bradford labelled an ‘inspiration’

The University of Bradford’s facilities management department has been heralded an inspiration after winning its fourth award

Passivhaus building projects invited to submit entries for UK awards

Innovative Passivhaus building projects are to be recognised and celebrated during an awards ceremony set to be hosted later this year
failed energy contracts

Failed energy contracts have cost Interserve £160m

The total cost of abandoning failed energy contracts has more than doubled to £160m, construction contractor Interserve has revealed
building pollution

Building pollution measures could create ‘safe havens’ from urban smog

Proposals for a new Clean Air Act should include urgent action to tackle urban smog by supporting building pollution measures
energy efficiency

Energy efficiency in Scotland gets a boost with £11m funding to improve buildings

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme has been given £11m more funding as it moves into the second wave of the scheme
smart buildings

Smart buildings opportunities are being missed by EU countries

European countries are not ready to take advantage of the benefits smart buildings can offer, says new analysis
computer generated regeneration

Computer generated regeneration work showcased by Wrexham Council

Wrexham Council shows how development and improvement works on the Plas Madoc housing estate will look with computer generated regeneration video
green infrastructure

Greater effort must be put into delivering SuDS and green infrastructure

More needs to be done to ensure SuDS and green infrastructure are taken into account on all developments
energy efficient homes

Ground-breaking scheme transforms properties into energy efficient homes

A pilot project has cut energy consumption by over 80 per cent by turning social housing into energy efficient homes A ground-breaking pilot scheme launched in Birmingham has created energy efficient homes from existing social housing stock. Retrofit Plus is a joint venture between Beattie Passive, Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd...
Building standard certification

Building standard certification guidance released by BRE and IWBI

BRE and IWBI have released guidance on the joint building standard certification for BREEAM and WELL
construction waste

Firms in Scotland are being urged to join construction waste scheme

Scottish firms are being encouraged to identify opportunities to reduce the amount of construction waste they produce via a new programme
Climate performance score

ISG has achieved an A- CPD climate performance score

Construction and engineering firm ISG has been heralded an environmental leader in the industry after being awarded a CDP climate performance score of A- ISG has achieved a CDP climate performance score of A-. The construction and engineering firm came in joint first place as an environmental leader in the...
sustainable procurement

Sustainable procurement project aims to reduce the impact of construction

A new research project aims to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions on the environment by investigating the role of sustainable procurement in construction