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2021: Make Or Break For The UK’s Climate Strategy – instalment (B)

If renewables is the UK’s strongest low-carbon suit, energy efficiency in the built environment is by far the weakest. It’s absolutely critical that the UK puts efficiency at the heart of its Net Zero ambition: the lower the total amount of energy required, the easier it becomes to meet that demand…

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Innovation in Construction: From printing concrete to Mirvac still changing everything

I really love it when what were once seen as completely wacky ideas cross that elusive threshold of credibility, and you suddenly find that everyone’s talking about them! And so it is with 3D Printing in the construction sector. For years, there have been little snippets about apparent…

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Women in Construction: InspireMe!

One of the most pressing challenges for the construction sector in the UK is its appalling record on recruiting women – and then retaining and developing their careers within the industry. • Just 12.8% of the construction workforce is made up of women, and no more than 1% of employees working…

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M&S Energy Society

Still dark days, as the accursed consequences of the Brexit debate continue to unfold. SO HERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHEER YOURSELF UP! This opportunity comes courtesy of my favourite sustainable retailer (M&S), one of my favourite NGOs (Energy4All), one of my favourite causes (community energy), and…

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Some Ethical Challenges in the Built Environment

Cracking discussion on Monday at a seminar organised by the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment UCL – ‘Practising Ethics in Built Environment Research’. Our topic was ‘Engaging with the Fossil Fuel Companies: Risks and Opportunities’. This was obviously right up my street, given the ongoing…

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