Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ten tips: building green for contractors on a budget

Ever-changing regulations surrounding environmental policy require contractors to re-examine business practices on a regular basis. Unfortunately, contractors are left to interpret a great deal of industry regulations on their own. Among these confounding regulations are those concerning environmental protection. Guest … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Built Environment dominates Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

Sustainability in the Built Environment dominates Guardian Sustainable Business Award winners: At British Land – winner of the Guardian Sustainable Business built environment award: As the relationship with Camden council shows, British Land takes its corporate responsibility seriously and this is reflected in … Continue reading

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Natural Mossland Carbon Capture Scheme – putting a ‘natural’ cost to carbon?

Not to be confused with carbon offsetting. If we are serious about moving to low and zero carbon construction then this Mosslands conservation project looks like a good approach to capturing all those tricky CO2 emissions from your site or … Continue reading

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Cost of Carbon: “What was a carrot will now become a stick”

So are we prepared yet for the tranistion to a low carbon economy in the built environment? Accouncements this week from the UK Government regarding targets for carbon reduction will affect all aspects of energy use, conservation and management. With … Continue reading

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Living lightly on the earth: #LCBPC BREEAM Outstanding and Sustainability event.

Last Wednesday evening (18th May) saw the Lancashire Construction Best Practice Programme (@lcbpc) meet at the recently opened, BREEAM Outstanding Brockholes Visitor Center (@visitBrockholes)for a programme of speakers on a sustainability in the built environment theme. Martin Brown, (@fairsnape) as chair of the club, welcomed delegates … Continue reading

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Cautionary and Costly BIM Tale: Designers did not tell Contractors

This story in ENR would appear to have gone  viral across US BIM blogs and twitter in the last 24hrs, but there lessons here for the UK as we read yesterday in Building that BIM will be mandatory on Government projects … Continue reading

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Sustainable #fm seminar at #facilitiesshow

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