Tag Archives: UKGBC

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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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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Tweetchat Week: w/c 4th Feb 2014

Next week is shaping up to be a brilliant week of tweetchats and twitter based conversations. Checkout: European Green Build First up on Tuesday 4th Feb I will be interviewing  Building the Future (based in Catalonia, Romania and Brazil) with … Continue reading

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Understanding the Living Building Challenge

Discover why we think that the restorative sustainability thinking of the Living Building Challenge, as a philosophy, advocacy platform and a certification tool is vital to the UK sustainable construction. This spring we are holding two Understanding the Living Building Challenge … Continue reading

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code for sustainable buildings

A while ago  I posted on the UKGBC task force UKGBC task group too important to be so narrow? and how it should embrace an open collaborative wiki style approach to the development of the Code for Sustainable Buildings. This … Continue reading

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sustainability and the crunch

The UKGBC released results of a survey earlier this week, which should be seen as important reminder that sustainability is here to stay despite the economic situation. Results released today from a poll held during a webinar hosted by the … Continue reading

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on low-carbon existing homes

From the UKGBC website, will comment when I have time to digest! UK-GBC Releases new report Report submitted to Government 13/1008 After a summer of stakeholder engagement, including a ‘webinar’- an online seminar – which attracted around 100 participants, the … Continue reading

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