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.

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Envisioning green cities in the UK

Marshalls has explored the future of the UK’s building environments and how they can adopt more urban greenery to create eco-friendly cities.
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Most eco-friendly building materials for 2020 revealed

Sell House Fast surveyed 582 architects, engineers and construction (AEC) professionals to identify the eco-friendly building materials they expect the property industry to increase using in 2020.

200 new homes on Gascoigne Estate get the green light

Plans to build more than 200 new homes for local people on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate were given the thumbs up at Barking and Dagenham Council’s planning committee.
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Severn Trent Water appoints Mott MacDonald for scoping assessment

Mott MacDonald has been appointed to deliver a scoping assessment and outline design for the creation of wetland and river restoration features on the Cinderford Brook in Gloucestershire.
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Property experts urge industry to push fight against climate change

A group of experts have called on the property industry to step up the fight against climate change by making sustainability a key priority in the UK's planning system.
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The UK’s mobility sector must be sustainable, says Amey

A paper published by Amey Investments highlights key challenges associated with the UK’s mobility sector and suggests ways in which the UK could develop a more enriched sector that is sustainable and delivers social value.
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The importance of good design in planning process

Good design is paramount in planning, says Joe Ridgeon, director of Hedley Planning Services, and should be a key priority of the next Government.
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Trivselhus to deliver low carbon homes at Mindenhurst

Skanska, which is redeveloping the Princess Royal Barracks to create Mindenhurst, a new neighbourhood in Surrey, has welcomed Trivselhus to the scheme to deliver 28 new homes.
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Graitec acquires Geomap GIS America’s Autodesk business unit

Graitec, a global developer of BIM design and calculation software solutions, has announced the acquisition of Geomap GIS America’s Autodesk business unit.
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New tool to improve carbon management in infrastructure

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) Project has released a report spurring the next stages of development for a tool that could deliver changes in carbon management in infrastructure projects.
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Better neighbourhood planning needed ahead of General Election

The RTPI has stated the importance of planning in a fast-paced, changing world in areas such as climate change, communities and nations.
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George Clarke launches home design competition for young people

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke is today launching a government-sponsored home design Competition for young people to create the home of the future – the Home of 2030.
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Planning applications submitted for Parliament’s Northern Estate

A series of planning applications for Parliament’s Northern Estate, buildings along Parliament Street and Whitehall, have now been submitted to Westminster City Council.
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Construction industry shows support for Common Assessment Standard

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.

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