Monthly Archives: June 2013

Innovation and inspiration in sustainability

This free ebook from Guardian Sustainability Business contains excellent, innovative and inspiring case studies that should be read by directors, senior and sustainability managers across construction. “At a time when multiple social, environmental and economic challenges face the world, instances of true leadership … Continue reading

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Construction CSR – A Clients View

At the launch of the British Land Corporate Responsibility Report 2013,  Head of Planning and Corporate Responsibility, Adrian Penfold, gave people the chance to quiz him on our approach to corporate responsibility and on our plans for the future. Here … Continue reading

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Plans A and B – changing the sustainability debate?

Yesterday may well be remembered as a significant milestone in the world of sustainability with two major events: Marks and Spencers celebrated their Plan A with Al Gore and others, meanwhile Richard Branson was part of a global team that launched Plan B. … Continue reading

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Living Building Challenge Infographic

Spotted this excellent infographic explaining the Living Building Challenge recently covered on Treehugger “The Living Building Challenge is the toughest green standard out there, but it is seriously gaining traction as people get to understand it” Lloyd Alter writes “Skanska prepared what they call … Continue reading

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Inspired by Biomimicry

I participated in a short, sharp but highly inspirational #biomimicry tweetchat last night, hosted by TreeHugger with questions fielded by Janine Benyus “Every design guideline that we need to plan the future already exists … in the bottomland hardwood forest … Continue reading

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Improvement through PAS 91

PAS 91 has recently been updated to align with the Government Construction Strategy. Here are some of my thoughts on recently providing PAS91 support (training events, webinars and live bid support) As with all bidding the trick is to:  “delight … Continue reading

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A sustainable, purpose-driven Green Deal?

There is a real buzz emerging from Sustainable Brands annual conference in San Diego focusing on the progress purpose-driven brands are having in moving the sustainability agenda. The strap line theme for this years event is from Revolution to Renaissance, and explores the … Continue reading

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