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Bankruptcy for ignoring Climate Change
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Writing in ‘The Guardian’, Damian Carrington, their environmental editor reports that Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has led efforts to address the dangers global heating poses to the financial sector.

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Essential guide to UK housing
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Please enter a description..Time was you knew where you were with housebuilding: only private housebuilders or councils did it, with the former trying to make as much money as they could, and the latter making their houses affordable for working people. Even when housing associations took over the mantle from local authorities from the 1980s […]

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The Future Homes Standard
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The government says it will push ahead with the Future Homes Standard – and in October, before election fever took hold, it launched a consultation on the reforms to energy regulations. David Blackman reports on what this will mean for housebuilders and homeowners

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What will the world look like in 30 yrs?
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Writing in ‘Tree Hugger’ Lloyd Alter reminds us that Arup is not just an engineering firm; they also have Foresight, an “internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large.n….

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Passive House Explained in 90 seconds
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Passipedia constitutes a vast array of cutting edge, scientifically sound, Passive House relevant articles. On Passipedia, basic Passive House information and insights are available for all to see, whereas members of the International Passive House Association (iPHA) receive special access to the more in depth sections.

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Community Housing yields Increased Benefits
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New research released by Wales Co-operative Centre, with support from the Nationwide Foundation, has found that residents’ experience improved mental wellbeing and happiness as well as skills development from living in co-operative and community-led housing (CCLH) schemes.

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Farmer appointed MMC Champion
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Housing minister Esther McVey has appointed a modern methods of construction (MMC) champion. Consultant Cast’s chief executive Mark Farmer will take up the role aimed at providing the government with independent scrutiny and advice on how to increase the use of MMC in homebuilding.

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Government encourages Charging Infrastructure
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Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has recently written to local councils urging them to utilise the funding which the Government has made available to them for the establishment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

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Government seeks Sustainable Homes for Ageing
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The government has launched a competition to for architects and housing providers to design homes of the future fit to tackle the problems of clean growth and an ageing society.

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Is MMC “a Blight” on Communities?
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Writing in Housing Today, Luke O’Donovan reports that at a recent debate on the quality of new homes, architect Paul Karakusevic, of Karakusevic Carson Architects, described most volumetric modular homes – ones that are fully constructed offsite – as a “blight” on their locations. Similarly, Cany Ash, of architect Ash Sakula, said the government’s ever […]

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How to manage email overload
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Writing in BIM+, Jacob Wardrop, director at 28Hands, part of the Arup Group, explains that despite the growth and prominence of mobile messengers and chat apps, email remains an integral part of daily work life. However, its abundant use has created an overload of information, leaving many businesses struggling to keep up with the volume […]

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