Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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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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If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question?

If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question Is it ‘just because’ I am currently  seeing things from a different perspective as I re-read Cradle to Cradle, (which I feel  has more resonance with where we … Continue reading

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sustainable resources and publications update

Items of interest to built environment + natural environment + sustainable communities filtered from the Sustainability Development Research Network (SDRN) update Engaging Places A new initiative has been launched by CABE and English Heritage to help every school exploit the … Continue reading

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maybe climate change podcast

I have watched the excellent Maybe climate change videocast by the Auctons through Green TV on my ipod over and over again many times this week. The images and music are simply great – keep with the video for images … Continue reading

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