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The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

BSRIA’s Tassos Kougionis outlines the progress made in creating more energy efficient buildings, including the recommendations made in the Bonfield review
Housebuilding agenda should not mean poor performing properties

Housebuilding agenda should not mean poor performing properties

Simon Storer, Chief Executive, BRUFMA explains why the government's housebuilding agenda should focus on the quality of new builds as well as the quantity
Identifying protected species on site: Why it matters, what to look for, and when to act

Identifying protected species on site: Why it matters, what to look for, and when...

The law means any protected species on site must be dealt with appropriately. Stacey Cougill, Managing Director and Ecologist at Eight Associates explains
Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

The UK Green Building Council has published new embodied carbon guidance that lays out a series of recommendations, including how to approach an assessement

Sustainable drainage systems: are we missing out on the benefits?

Laura Grant, Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management outlines why sustainable drainage systems are a vital component of any new development Sustainable drainage systems have a part to play in modern developments. More homes and businesses are at risk of surface water flooding than from...
BSRIA announces it will work on the EU Build2Spec project on building performance

BSRIA announces it will work on the EU Build2Spec project on building performance

BSRIA is to participate in the Horizon 2020 research project Build2Spec, which aims to reduce the gap between the design and performance of a building
Green infrastructure design challenge launched at Ecobuild

Green infrastructure design challenge launched at Ecobuild

The CIBSE and UK Climate Impacts Programme have launched a competition that focuses on green infrastructure design and the challenges this brings
construction sector

Construction sector can solve some of the major challenges facing government

A new report, set to launch this afternoon, will outline how the construction sector can solve some of the current problems in the UK
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

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