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ESOS Phase 2: The Complete Guide

ESOS Phase 2: The Complete Guide The deadline for complying with ESOS Phase 2 is nearly upon us, but many companies are struggling to fulfil their obligations. This December sees the deadline for phase 2 of the EU’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). However,...

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How Materials Can Help You Meet Regulations

How Materials Can Help You Meet Regulations New buildings must meet a growing list of regulations on energy efficiency. How you use materials will affect your chances of passing those regulations and the cost of doing so. As planners and developers strive to comply...

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SAP Assessments: Mastering The Dark Arts

SAP Assessments: Mastering The Dark Arts SAPs are becoming more demanding as pressure grows on builders to meet increasingly more demanding energy efficiency targets. Here are a few of the dark arts which can help you through. Successive Governments have tried to...

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TM52/59 Reports: How do they Impact on Planning?

TM52/59 Reports: How do they Impact on Planning? As homes become more energy efficient, they run into a different problem – overheating. TM52 and TM59 reports provide an accurate assessment of what risks you might face. Overheating is a growing problem for homes in...

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Over-heating in new buildings. Climate change impact.

Over-heating in new buildings. Climate change impact. Builders are under pressure to ensure new builds meet highly exacting standards of energy efficiency, but that creates another problem – overheating. Overheating is becoming a growing threat, especially among new...

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The Past, Present and Future of Sustainability

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...

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Whitehill and Bordon: Development Update

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...

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Home Quality Mark: The Complete Guide

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,...

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The London Plan: An Update, Our Tips and News

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,...

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