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The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

Ruth Styles

24th April, 2012

From reducing energy consumption to a full-scale retrofit, Ruth Styles explains how to make your low carbon dream a reality more...
retrofitting

The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...
ECO CEMENT

Eco cement: the world's favourite building material gets a green-over

Paul Miles

14th February, 2012

Cement manufacturers are among the world’s biggest polluters and produce more emissions per capita than aviation. So how can you ensure that the cement you use isn’t wrecking the planet? more...
Hardhat, square and blueprints

We need a citizens' housing revolution

Stephen Hill

13th January, 2010

Self-builders are no longer a niche segment of society: they are industrious, skilled, innovative individuals who should be helped to create vital, sustainable communities more...
Balehaus at Bath University

Using compressed straw as the ultimate eco building material

Eifion Rees

20th November, 2009

A new project at Bath University shows that building with straw is not just eco-friendly, but cheap, easily adaptable and fully recyclable at the end of its life more...
Pembrokeshire college

Welsh construction centre leads field in sustainability

Eifion Rees

16th July, 2009

The new Construction and Sustainable Energy Centre in Haverfordwest is a blueprint for the newbuild higher education buildings of the future, in Wales and beyond more...
stacked cards

Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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Government fails to meet its own building standards targets

News

20th April, 2007

The government is failing to meet targets for reducing energy and resource consumption in its own buildings, an embarassing report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed. more...
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Green Construction or Pyramids of Waste

news

28th February, 2007

36 of the UK's leading construction companies, including British Land, Land Lease, HBOS and Barratt Homes, have launched a UK Green Building Council that will aim for "zero carbon, zero water and zero waste", according to its chairman Peter Rogers.
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