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.


This is Gravity to deliver new ‘smart campus’

This is Gravity ltd has appointed JLL as the sole agent for its smart campus, Gravity, which is currently under development, located in the south-west of England.
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RTPI puts climate action first in new corporate strategy

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a new corporate strategy putting climate action at the heart of all its activities over the next 10 years.
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£620m financial support announced for UK infrastructure exports to Africa

The international trade secretary, Liz Truss, announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620m to support UK infrastructure exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
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Trimble Technology Lab: Digitally enabling a sustainable built environment

Professor Robert Hairstans, head of Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures, discusses a new strategic partnership that brings together digital technologies, academic research and industry-driven innovation.
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Developer unveils £33m sustainable office development in Shoreditch

Developer Southern Grove has announced plans to build a new £33m sustainable office development in Shoreditch, London.
Gascoigne Estate

Demolition begins on Gascoigne Estate in Barking

Demolition is now underway on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate, making way for the delivery of more than 200 new homes in Barking over the next two years.
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UKGBC: Office sector must reduce energy by 60% for net-zero carbon

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published the energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net-zero carbon.
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Transport for Wales begins work on new station at Bow Street

Transport for Wales, Network Rail, and Ceredigion County Council have begun work on the new £8m Bow Street station in Ceredigion, opening to passengers in 2020.
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University Challenge 2020: The next generation of timber construction

In this article, TRADA looks at why the Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street represents a big step forward for Passivhaus – and looks at the 2020 University Challenge.
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Wates commits to zero waste and carbon by 2025

The Wates Group has today committed to zero waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, well ahead of the government’s own environmental targets.

Heriot-Watt researchers develop ‘world first’ recycled brick

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University have created a brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste to help support the construction industry's sustainability ambitions.
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11 office buildings become first to accomplish net-zero carbon status

Offices across Manchester and Liverpool have been verified as net-zero carbon under the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 definition.
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The Queen’s speech: Further commitment to infrastructure

The Queen’s speech has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to infrastructure, with promises to invest in the country’s public services and construction industry.
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Can an historic building be a green building?

Trident Building Consultancy takes a look at the green initiatives that can be adapted to benefit a historic building and its occupant.

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