Tag Archives: sustainability

A Green Deal that could have done so much. RIP

It could have been such a good deal, but it now seems the Green Deal, the green flagship of our current government is dead. Going back to 2011/12 – the concept of a scheme that promised to reduce fuel poverty, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Sustainability Research: Eight Global Challenges

“We must start to envision what a positive future looks like and work to make this happen”  Bob Watson, Chair of Future Earth’s Interim Engagement Committee. Further reinforcement that good or best practice may not be enough, with the need … Continue reading

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Green BIM – a thinkBIM round table summary

Green BIM is healthy, yet only just coming of age with a long way to go. Here is the outline and summary and the Green BIM round table I chaired at the brilliant ThinkBIM/Green Vision event in Leeds on 3rd Dec. More information, … Continue reading

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Reducing Construction Carbon – Project Planner / Infographic

The planning chart / infographic below was produced as part of the ConstructCO2 support tools to enable projects to reduce construction phase carbon emissions. It provides a visual check box for use at project planning stage as to what actions, initiatives … Continue reading

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Is Building as Usual still a sustainable, responsible option?

Buildings represent a critical piece of any global low-carbon future. Within the buildings sector, both residential and commercial, early movers towards efficiency can reap multiple benefits. These include more valuable, resilient buildings that offer better living and working conditions for … Continue reading

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2050: A built environment digital future within a climate hell?

Can a digital future help the built environment adapt to or mitigate a climate hell?  Two reports issued recently (01 Sept) caught my interest, both based on 2050 timelines: Built Environment 2050: (BE2050) A report on our digital future by the influential group … Continue reading

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Greening the Building Supply Chain

UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) has, together with Skanska and other partners, assessed ways and means for ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’, which constitutes the purpose of this new report. While there is increasing awareness and efforts to … Continue reading

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