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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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M2020 – The Carbon Tipping Point

The ambitious but achievable carbon M2020 initiative, launched by Christiana Figueres in London this week, sets out carbon emission reduction ‘pathways’ to meet the temperature goals agreed in Paris back in 2015 Bending the curve of emissions by 2020 is the only way … Continue reading

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More | Better. An alternative approach to housing.

Delighted to have participated in the excellent More | Better – an evaluation of the potential of alternative approaches to inform housing delivery in Wales report by Ed Green and others at Cardiff University. The compelling More | Better report, … Continue reading

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Lancashire Construction is Blooming

With the regions transformational City Deal now getting into swing there will be ‘blooming’ opportunities for those in the Lancashire built environment sector over the coming months and years. And Constructing Excellence, through its Lancashire and Regional Clubs is well … Continue reading

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PreCycling: A gateway to the Construction Circular Economy

Precycling is a term I adopted within FutuREstorative to describe the decision making process when specifying, procuring, ordering and calling off materials. It is the thought process, not for only the avoidance of waste but in considering net-positive and secondary uses for … Continue reading

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WELL & BREEAM announce alignment for credits: more good or less bad?

UPDATE 01 Feb 2017 Credit Crosswalks: BRE and IWBI have released guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL …. As mentioned and illustrated in FutuREstorative, we will see an alignment in building sustainability and performance standards over coming months … Continue reading

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“This Changes Everything” Paris Agreement and the Built Environment

That the Paris Agreement has come into force today, 4th November 2016, some four years early, now ratified by the requisite number of nations, is a huge milestone and speaks volumes for the global recognition and consensus to reduce carbon emissions. … Continue reading

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