sustainability

20 11, 2013

Parliament committee urges government to keep Code for Sustainable Homes

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The latest report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Code for Sustainable Homes and Housing Standards Review, urges the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to keep the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), which has helped evolve sustainability standards in Building Regulations since its introduction in 2007. At last some common sense from parliament, and

10 11, 2013

Five ‘no-brainer’ reasons for sustainable design

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A recent report by multi-national professional services and investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle, with annual revenue of $3.9 billion and a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet, has identified five key trends which are making smart buildings a "no-brainer" for commercial property owners and investors. Facing pressures of managing costs, risks and energy

21 08, 2013

What now for sustainability in housing?

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With the news of Government's review on housing standards in England, the Code for Sustainable Homes looks likely to end with the key factors integrated into new Building Regulations standards.  But what now for ensuring that sustainability in new housing isn't 'fobbed off'?  That new developments will be able to meet the 'zero carbon' criteria