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Reimagining Construction Materials: (Waste) Food for Thought.

  A new Arup publication, (The Urban Bio-Loop) aims to demonstrate that a different paradigm for materials in construction is possible, through the adoption of organic waste re-imagined as construction materials. “Adopting the principles of Circular Economy provides the rationale for … Continue reading

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Regenerative Disruption: Construction Materials, from Linear to Circular.

This is not Sustainable. Echoing themes from Cradle to Cradle and FutuREstorative on impact of construction waste and materials … namely An industry that demands over half of humanities resources Contributes to a third of global waste The single largest … Continue reading

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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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Lean BIM: Six reasons why construction needs to embrace BIM alongside Lean Thinking

Combining Lean Construction thinking (in the shape of Last Planner approaches) and BIM (Building Information Management) on construction projects can enable big reductions on time, cost, waste and stress, and in doing so improve profits, capability, staff wellbeing and reputation. My recent … Continue reading

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Living Building Challenge 3.0 Released

International Living Future Institute refines and upgrades the building certification program to raise the bar even higher for restorative design.  PORTLAND, Ore. — May 22, 2014 —The International Living Future Institute™ today released the next iteration of the Living Building Challenge. … Continue reading

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Entering the The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards could be good for you

Business is evolving, organisations big and small are taking new approaches to embedding sustainability and seeing results. The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards celebrates innovation and impact in corporate sustainability and the people who are making business better. Categories include the … Continue reading

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The world may not be ending today, but does the construction industry continue to waste as though there is no tomorrow?

OK, not all construction and indeed we have many exemplar, near-zero-waste construction projects , yet the industry continues to be wasteful, locked into a Take, Make, Waste attitude that contributes 40% of all waste. The last few weeks of Green Vision activity have highlighted … Continue reading

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