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CCC report says UK homes unfit for climate change challenges

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the Government to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Tackling the climate crisis through AI

Brian Hills, CEO of The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, discusses the role of AI in tackling the climate crisis and the development of a new tool that will help housing associations and developers to make their properties more energy efficient.
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StormMeister® Sustainable Flood Protection in an ever-changing climate

StormMeister® Flood Protection was founded in the UK in 2010 with the specific aim of solving the problems presented by conventional flood doors, which are difficult to operate. Today, they continue to provide protection through ever-changing climate.
Renovating historic buildings

Renovating historic buildings sustainably: The challenges and opportunities

Steve McGregor, group MD, DMA Group, believes that renovating historic buildings pose unique challenges when it comes to sustainability, here he explores the opportunities that are available.
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Planning policy changes in England and future reforms

Dr Aidan Bell, founder, EnviroBuild, dissects the Planning for the Future: Planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms.
Construction climate change

Construction climate change adaption: Is it too late to decarbonise buildings?

Construction climate change resistance could have a devastating impact across the world. Paul Deakin, director of Rund, explores how the industry can achieve a net zero carbon built environment by decarbonising existing buildings.
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Valuing sustainability changes: Implications for managers

RICS has released RICS Guidance Note: Sustainability and ESG in Commercial Property Valuation and Strategic Advice, 3rd Edition in follow up to 2013’s version 2. Maryanne Bowring, Ringley, explores the implications for property managers of this evolution of guidance, and what this means in practice.
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Why data is the construction industry’s answer to climate change

Dr Graham Kelly, director of BIM Academy, discusses how taking control of data can help to shape smarter choices around building operation, energy use and construction products to create a more sustainable built environment.
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A digital revolution is needed to make our cities climate resilient

Håvard Haukeland, co-founder of Spacemaker and senior director, Autodesk, explores how a digital revolution is needed in planning and construction to make our cities more climate resilient.
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Four challenges on the horizon for the construction industry

Alastair Hamilton, partner at Pick Everard, discusses the current lay of the land and shares his insight into the challenges on the horizon for the construction industry.
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Material shortage and inflation will change construction in 2022

Craig Sanders, joint managing director, Protrade, analyses how the ongoing raw material and price inflation challenges are going to force change in the UK construction industry in 2022.
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Construction industry leaders call for change to achieve net zero targets

Public sector procurement authority, SCAPE, alongside some of the UK’s largest contractors and consultants, have written to the Construction Minister Lee Rowley MP to explain how the public estate can achieve its ambitious net zero targets.
Construction and demolition

Construction and demolition must act upon its climate pledge

Jonathan Cox, Marketing Director, Rye Demolition, discusses COP 26 and the need for the construction and demolition industries to do more to safeguard the environment.
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5 changes the demolition industry can make to reduce its environmental...

Ben Griffiths, SHE and Operations Director, Rye Group, states that the demolition industry has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to a greener world.
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How construction can pick up the climate commitment slack

As the dust settles after COP26, nations and industries are left to reflect on what Glasgow’s deal means for them. When it comes to cutting down on earth-warming emissions, construction has a bigger role to play than most.
Design Future London

Design challenge to inspire sustainable construction careers

The Mayor of London and TV presenter George Clarke are launching the ‘Design Future London’ challenge, for young people to create homes and places of the future.
Built Environment Change Makers

Future construction leaders join forces to drive industry change

12 young built environment professionals have formed an alliance, The Built Environment Change Makers, to deliver an inclusive industry fit for the future.
Major projects, net zero

Major projects and the net zero challenge

The underwhelming performance of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will unfortunately not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of major government projects. The underlying issues behind these failures must be addressed if we are to meet net zero ambitions, warns Andrew Baldwin at the Association for Project Management.
Housebuilding,

Housebuilding sector shows resilience despite new challenges

A recent poll by structural warranty provider LABC Warranty found that the availability of land – for so long the number one hurdle for housebuilders to leap – no longer features in the top three challenges the construction sector faces.
Climate adaptation, climate change, climate risk

Feeling the heat: How prepared are our buildings for a changing...

The third Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk from the Climate Change Committee has warned that a lack of action on climate adaptation is heightening the danger of financial and societal costs in the future. Hannah Jane and Kai Liebetanz of the UK Green Building Council argue that the UK needs an ambitious and detailed adaptation plan now.
Tackling Climate Change

Project profession body launches climate change report

Association for Project Management (APM) has launched a new report Future Trends: Tackling Climate Change, revealing the views of the project profession on climate change and its role in addressing the key challenges.
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£40m Breakthrough Challenge: Driving innovation in the water sector

The first round of the £40m Water Breakthrough Challenge has opened for entries, inviting innovations that can drive far-reaching benefits.
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Guidance to help built assets adapt to climate risk and enhance...

The UKGBC has today (29 April) published its 'Principles for delivering urban Nature-based Solutions' (NBS) to help developers and owners increase the incorporation of NBS in construction.
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UK sets ‘most ambitious’ climate target to cut emissions by 78%...

The UK government has set the ‘world’s most ambitious’ climate change target into law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
London Plan

The London Plan: 7 areas to deliver a legacy of sustainable...

Andrew Dowell, a senior planner at Ingleton Wood’s London office, casts his expert eye over the London Plan – the fraught 500-page vision to reshape our post-Covid capital over the next 20 years – and has picked out seven key areas that could seal its fate.
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ConstructZero: The construction sector’s response to PM’s Net Zero challenge

The construction industry must come to terms with the impact of the built environment on the climate, says Andy Mitchell, co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council.