7 ways to reduce unintended consequences from solid wall insulation

The environmental and financial benefits of insulating the UK’s older building stock are significant. However, if this is implemented badly, a number of unintended consequences could be introduced that could jeopardise the integrity of the building elements and the health and wellbeing of the occupants. A new report from BRE IHS press considers surveyors, designers … Continue reading “7 ways to reduce unintended consequences from solid wall insulation”

Government Construction Strategy

A welcome sustainability focus, but short on value-delivering measures?   I’m not sure, how many people have taken time over coffee to look at the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016-20, published this week ? For me it was unsurprising in pledging £1.7bn of efficiency savings on its projects by 2020 balanced by a plan to … Continue reading “Government Construction Strategy”

Call for smart tech to map London’s underground assets

Launched by BRE  in partnership with the Mayor of London on Friday, the competition aims to help the capital’s major infrastructure providers gain a shared understanding of the location and state of their underground assets. Winners will earn the opportunity to pitch their innovations directly to organisations involved in providing key large-scale infrastructure across the capital, … Continue reading “Call for smart tech to map London’s underground assets”

BREEAM award winners

It’s always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.

The innovation race is on: Ecobuild 2016 featuring some of the most ingenious industry products

The impacts of 2020 climate targets are rippling through business, finance, and investment communities as well as advancing proactive governmental policies. Achieving business success in a low-carbon economy needs a dramatic shift from the traditional approaches. Echoing the change in the air is Ecobuild’s 2016 focus on innovation. With its Big Innovation Pitch final and UKTI’s Great British … Continue reading “The innovation race is on: Ecobuild 2016 featuring some of the most ingenious industry products”