Monthly Archives: December 2012

Water Energy Nexus – a built environment mindfulness

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events. The following … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone

Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Inglewhite MidWinter Sunrise

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The world may not be ending today, but does the construction industry continue to waste as though there is no tomorrow?

OK, not all construction and indeed we have many exemplar, near-zero-waste construction projects , yet the industry continues to be wasteful, locked into a Take, Make, Waste attitude that contributes 40% of all waste. The last few weeks of Green Vision activity have highlighted … Continue reading

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Innovation Voucher Provision

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is making Innovation Vouchers available worth up to £5000 for construction and built environment companies. Applications are due to open on the 10th of December and close on the 23rd of January 2013. Fairsnape in association with IBE-Partnership is delighted … Continue reading

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Future ISO14001 revisions to include supply chain and CSR?

ISO 14001, the international environmental management system standard, is shortly to undergo its second revision. The revised standard, which is expected to be published in 2015, will operate into the mid-2020s The EMAS Helpdesk on behalf the European Commission’s Sustainable Production … Continue reading

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3 R’s for rethinking built environment sustainability

Its over ten years since rethinking construction became the driving force for improving the construction industry. Back then, in 1998, sustainability wasn’t on the agenda for many construction organisations, and didnt feature in Egans influential report. Now at the close of … Continue reading

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