Tag Archives: Climate Change

London Environment Strategy and the Built Environment

On 11 August Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his draft London Environment Strategy for public consultation (open until 17th November) The Mayor is taking a range of  actions to ‘improve the environment now, setting London on the path to … Continue reading

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RESTORE: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

  After a number of years discussing, bidding, meetings in Italy and skype calls across Europe we finally launch our four year RESTORE* Cost Action CA16114 programme, exploring restorative sustainability, in Brussels this Thursday 9th March. * REthinking Sustainability TOwards … Continue reading

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How significant was the first Buildings Day at COP21?

In coming years, hopefully very significant. This was the first time that the built environment has been recognised as important in any global, United Nation climate change summit. We now have the recognition that buildings and construction have a major impact … Continue reading

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Mobilising the Construction Sector for Climate Action

We now know that buildings and the built environment are a key factor to our climate change problem, whilst at the same time, a vital part of climate change solutions. 2015 is seen by many as the turning point in the fight … Continue reading

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Beyond sustainability: Buildings are a climate change problem … and also part of the solution.

Buildings are a climate change problem … and also part of the solution. With buildings responsible for an estimated 40% of all carbon emissions and having a huge influence of lifestyle, commerce and industry carbon reduction efforts, we can now … 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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Sustainable Construction 10 years on – plus ca change?

Sorting through old papers over the holiday break, I came across this call to action from 2004 So why is the construction industry so slow in adopting sustainability principles?  There is more than enough sustainability knowledge in the marketplace to … Continue reading

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