The Past, Present and Future of Sustainability The UK’s approach to sustainability has taken a few twists and turns, so what’s changing, where is it going and what should the construction industry consider? The UK has been one of the world leaders in working towards...read more
Seven Must Know Tips for Complying with Building Regulations Part L Complying with Part L of the new Building Regulations can be daunting. Here are seven tips from an expert to help you rise to the challenge. The Government has made it very clear that it wants to...read more
Whitehill and Bordon: Development Update How one town is replacing its departed garrison with one of the largest and most sustainable new housing developments. It’s a bright sunny June day in 2015 and the people of Bordon in East Hampshire are out in force for a grand...read more
Home Quality Mark: The Complete Guide The Home Quality Mark is a national standard for new homes. Part of the BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards, it provides information – from industry experts – on the environmental footprint of a new build,...read more
The London Plan: An Update, Our Tips and News The London Plan sets out an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of London. Here, James Blackburn, Director of Carbon Green Consultants (CGC) talks about the London Plan,...read more
The Five Most Valuable Things a Sustainability Consultant Can Offer Sustainability consultants ensure projects adhere to compliancy obligations together with addressing sustainability and environmental issues. Here, James Blackburn, Director of Carbon Green...read more
CGC Update - A 12 Month Review It’s been both a successful and exciting year for Exeter based sustainability consultants, Carbon Green Consulting (CGC). Here, James Blackburn, Director, tells us about the services provided and gives an insight into the projects the...read more
The Fifth Carbon Budget In 2008, the Climate Change Act was introduced. This act set out legally binding targets for the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% - in comparison to 1990 levels - by 2050. This commitment remains in place and unaffected by the...read more
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is persuing it's zero carbon policies shelved by central government in 2015 by setting a 100% CO2 reduction for new buildings beyond Part L of the Building Regulations, or expecting developers to pay cash into a carbon offset fund...read more
The newly-created Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department has confirmed the ministerial briefs, including the ministerial portfolios for climate change and energy efficiency. The department will be led by Greg Clark, the Secretary of State. In response to...read more
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