Next Steps for Low Energy Buildings
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Unless you are from another planet, you will most likely have recognised that, since it is inescapably linked to CO2 emissions and Climate Change, from now on ENERGY is the BIG consideration when designing and building anything.

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Underskilled staff lead to longer UK disputes
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2015 will see a further increase in disputes, when low margins sagreed during the economic downturn and labour shortages in some markets provide a catalyst for disputes.

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Stressed execs seek Nature !
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The qualities of a landscaped place can influence the process of thought in users and facilitate more effective and efficient action within business.

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Revealed: how developers exploit flawed planning system to minimise affordable housing
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The release of a viability assessment for one of Londons most high-profile developments, seen exclusively by the Guardian, sheds new light on how developers are taking advantage of planning laws to ramp up their returns

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Where will Housing Land Come From?
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By 2031 England needs to increase its housing stock by 20%, i.e. between 240,000 and 245,000 additional homes will be required each year just to meet newly arising demand. Local authority returns to the DCLG suggest brownfield land can provide up to 200,000 of these. Supplying new homes on brownfield sites is a key part […]

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When “Parking” Meant “Space for Trees”
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In 1870 the term “parking” meant the planting of trees, grass, and flowers along roadways and the creation of sidewalks for pedestrians. But when expectations shifted in the 20th century to favor the parking of automobiles over the parking of trees, the original meaning of the word faded into obscurity. Guest writer Michele Richmond asks: […]

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Good News for House Builders
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Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at the RICS, reports that uncertainty in the run up to the General election saw new instructions fall and house prices rise in all parts of the UK during April. Decline in Supply With data showing a third consecutive month’s decline in the overall supply of houses for sale, house prices […]

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PassivHaus Makes Ground
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Council seeks Partners for £300m Drive. Norwich City Council is seeking partners for a £300m framework to build hundreds of super-energy efficient homes. Its’ tender notice launched in May heralds what could become one of the largest drives to build Passivhaus homes seen across the UK.

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