SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

The latest sustainable construction news including design and management of buildings; materials performance; construction technology and processes; energy and resource efficiency in building, operation and maintenance.

Well Building Standard

Sizing up the Well Building Standard

Is now the time to consider the return on investment of implementing the Well Building Standard? Joanna Peacock, Eight Associates, takes a look
UK supply chain

BSRIA receives UK supply chain award

Specialist services in construction and building services, BSRIA, has been awarded the ‘bronze’ status within the UK Supply Chain Sustainability School
Modular construction

The green impact of modular construction

Modular construction can create many benefits for the environment in addition to efficiency and cost savings as outlined here by Suhayl Laher of Tiles Direct As time goes on and our planet feels the weight of human activity, the need for sustainable solutions has risen substantially. We now understand the...
building envelope -fasteners

A fix for building envelope longevity, aesthetics and sustainability

The choice of fasteners for roofing and cladding determines how well the building envelope stands the test of time. SFS intec’s Andy Stolworthy explains
UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
Thermal comfort of buildings

Using sustainable design to achieve thermal comfort

Achieving thermal comfort through sustainable design involves the careful balancing of interdependent factors, says Eight Associates' Chris Hocknell Overheating in buildings is a growing problem in the UK, due to climate change, the urban heat island effect and more highly insulated, highly glazed, airtight (but potentially sub-optimally ventilated) buildings. Achieving...
Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Reconomy's Richard Walker examines how companies can make the transition to environmentally friendly construction and why it is important
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