SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

The CIBSE and ARCC Network awarded the second Green Infrastructure Challenge to a busy waste recycling centre in Slough for its design
Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Stakeholders invested in creating clean, sustainable environments will now benefit from a new cross-sector smart cities hub
New global standard in sustainable procurement has been hit by Balfour Beatty

New global standard in sustainable procurement has been hit by Balfour Beatty

Construction contractor Balfour Beatty has become the first contractor in the world to hit a new standard set out for sustainable procurement
Thousands of new buildings are energy inefficient, says new research

Thousands of new buildings are energy inefficient, says new research

Analysis from the University of Bath has revealed some new buildings are using double the amount of energy planned and are energy inefficient
Carbon positive building on the agenda for developer Berkeley

Carbon positive building on the agenda for developer Berkeley

A major housebuilder is pushing to become the first carbon positive developer, aiming to deliver a reduction in emissions while improving biodiversity
UK government urged to address air pollution from construction sites

UK government urged to address air pollution from construction sites

Air pollution from construction sites must be tackled, says Former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment
BIM and a sustainability strategy: better value and places

BIM and a sustainability strategy: better value and places

Implementing BIM and a sustainability strategy has wider benefits resulting in an opportunity to connect buildings, spaces, places, people and communities argues Dr Susie Tomson, Sustainability Director at PCSG
Sustainable drainage policies need to be put into action in order to prevent future flooding

Sustainable drainage policies must target flood risks

The government must implement sustainable drainage policies more comprehensively says the Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee
The Corrosion Prevention Association launches new programme

The Corrosion Prevention Association launches new programme

A university engagement programme has been launched by the Corrosion Prevention Association to raise awareness of corrosion damage to buildings
Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete is increasingly recognised in the delivery of the most sustainable projects. Here, PBC Today outline the role of specifiers in this process
Retail building sector benefits from BREEAM certification

Retail building sector benefits from BREEAM certification

In a climate of reducing carbon emissions and cutting operating expenditure, BREEAM certification is proving its worth for the retail building sector

Ensuring drainage systems are sustainable must be a focus for planning consultants

Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, GeoSmart Information explains the importance of planning developments with sustainable drainage systems in mind
PAS 402: How it Helps Reduce Waste in Your Building Project

PAS 402: How it helps reduce waste in your building project

Paul Cox, Managing Director, Reconomy explains how industry standard PAS 402 is aiding firms to meet their waste management targets
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