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.

North Wales construction framework, Kier,

Kier appointed to £500m North Wales construction framework

With a construction framework value of £500m across value banded Lots, Kier secured a place on the high value Lot 5, this will deliver projects valued £10m+ with an estimated value of £108m.
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Arup appointed to Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

Built environment and consultancy firm, Arup, has been appointed as lead advisor on the next stage of developing Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan.
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4 construction industry trends gaining traction in 2019

This post by bathroom specialists, Jaquar, will explore the top established construction trends of last year that are continuing to gain traction and influence the construction industry in 2019.
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BMHT to build 2,708 new homes by 2029

The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), the council's housebuilding division, has published plans to build 2,708 new homes by 2029.
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UK housebuilders: A Future Homes Standard to tackle climate emergency?

Gwyn Roberts, homes and communities lead at BRE, says UK housebuilders should take the initiative now to ensure better performance through higher quality.
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Work on multi-million pound Wolverhampton industrial units begins

Work has started on delivering more than 240,000 sq ft of industrial units in Wolverhampton, which could pave the way for 250 jobs.
W Zone

King’s Cross W Zone given the green light

Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has been given the final go-ahead by Islington Council on the King’s Cross W Zone.
major development

New Temple Gate road layout launches as works enter final phase

A major development of Bristol’s busiest traffic intersections by Temple Meads Station is nearing completion.
sustainable timber,

The roots of procuring sustainable timber

Procuring timber from sustainable sources is of utmost importance to ensure the wood comes from forests that are managed in line with legal, social and environmental requirements.
Flood and coastal

Jacobs appointed to protect communities from flood erosion

Jacobs has been appointed to provide professional services of the Environment Agency’s new CDF to help protect communities and businesses from flood and coastal erosion.
BREEAM, IKEA, sustainability rating

IKEA achieve a BREEAM sustainability rating

IKEA Greenwich has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM UK New Construction certification, a sustainability rating and accolade held by just 320 buildings around the world.
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Report shows London’s rise up the green roof league table

London’s Deputy Mayor for the Environment will launch a report revealing London’s relentless rise up the green roof league table.
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The cost benefits of green construction

According to a growing body of research, ‘green construction’ can transform the way we live, work, play and learn. But what does it mean?
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Making the most of recycled construction waste

The building industry produces a vast amount of construction waste. Premier Guarantee explores some of the waste in the construction industry and how it can be recycled and reused.

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