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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Green light for net-zero carbon distribution facility

Logistics developer, Tritax Symmetry has gained planning consent for a new net-zero carbon parcel distribution facility for DPD at Symmetry Park in Bicester.

HS2 adopts new plant emissions scheme

HS2 becomes the first infrastructure project to adopt CESAR ECV, a new advanced emissions identification scheme to create greener construction sites.
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Digital buy-in needed to address climate emergency

How can construction mitigate carbon emissions, address climate change and close the building performance gap? The answer could be to go digital, says Peter Barker, managing director of BIM Academy.

How can weather data enhance BEM and real-time building management?

Integrating weather data into smart building management systems can save energy, improve the indoor environment and reduce climate impact.
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Atkins wins third Ecological Services Framework

Atkins have been appointed to work with Environment Agency to restore UK rivers and wetland, and support natural flood management.
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J3 development outlines net-zero carbon ambition

Plans for the proposed J3 development north of the M54 reveal £40m worth of investment in making the new community net-zero carbon once completed.
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Go-ahead for London’s largest building to include urban greening

Plans for the first building in London to incorporate large-scale urban greening have been given the go-ahead by the City of London Corporation.
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Planning granted for 112 homes on Harrow Road

Willmott Dixon has been given the green light for a mixed-use development of 112 new homes at 300 Harrow Road.
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Bouygues UK wins Ebury Bridge Estate renewal

Bouygues UK has won a contract to design and build the first phase of the new Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico for Westminster City Council.

BRE launches version 6 of BREEAM In-Use

BRE has launched version 6 of BREEAM In-Use with added emphasis on resilience to climate change, social value and circular economy principles.
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CSIC launches webinars to support the built environment

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre will launch a new collaborative webinar series to explore what is needed to reset and recover the built environment.
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Lightweight sustainable bridge solutions: Why aluminium is the clear choice

APB Group, a leading UK lightweight bridge installer, has recently completed the installation of a sustainable aluminium footbridge for Lancashire County Council spanning the Lancaster Canal in Carnforth.
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Reskinning as a solution to London’s housing shortage

Reskinning existing buildings could provide affordable housing for the capital at a faster rate without the negative impacts of demolition that can undermine the benefits of new builds. Richard Hyams of architect astudio takes a look.
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Building for biodiversity

Ben Kite, managing director of Ecological Planning & Research, looks at how to correctly apply metrics to achieve meaningful net gain.

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