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Re-Used Materials
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Re-using building materials reduces waste and embodied carbon, but it has been held back by a lack of a stable market. Now, a band of innovators are developing ways to make it easier.

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Social Value Matters
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As the industry heads into the unknowns of working with coronavirus as an ongoing reality, Building and Aecom asked how those employed in the construction industry regard the concept of social value. And the results of our survey seem to confirm that it is now more important than ever. Tom Lowe analysed the responses.

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How the Dutch address Climate Crisis
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On a tour of Park 20|20 – an ultra-sustainable business park on the outskirts of Amsterdam – the JLL director expresses disappointment that the black plastic bags being used in the park’s bins cannot be recycled.

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Green Investment to change global construction
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Kisa Zehra, economist at RICS writes that “A pronounced shift in thinking, investment and production are required to meet net-zero targets”

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Let’s Think Positive – Homes of the Future
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The Home of 2030 competition encourages the design of environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as our society ages.

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Energy Efficiency for Covid-19 Recovery
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Investing in energy-efficient homes and tackling climate change is key to the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, Together Housing Group has stressed.

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ESG now tops resi investment agenda
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In his annual letter to shareholders in January, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink laid out how the company was pivoting to putting environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles at the core of its investment strategy. Rather than the tokenistic corporate social responsibility initiatives seen in prior years, Fink’s push for sustainability was grounded both in environmental […]

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Why We Need Housing Diversification
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To promote housing diversity and unlock potential for 130,000 new homes, the National Custom and Self Build Association has united with the Federation of Master Builders, UK Cohousing Network and National Community Land Trust Network to create new group, Housing Diversification. RIBAJ ask group spokesman and NaCSBA CEO Andrew Baddeley Chappell why it’s needed.

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Keeping Apprentices Safe on Site
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ECA’s director of CSR, Paul Reeve, explores the possibilities for apprentices – and others – to travel and work safely on site in these continually challenging times …

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Modular housing hits fast forward
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It is no secret that Britain has a housing supply crisis. Yet for a long time, the way we delivered homes showed no sign of changing. Recently, however, the industry has started to embrace innovation in the supply chain. Modular, where houses are built in a factory, has the potential to play a key role […]

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Why 2020 is Year of Modular
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For years now, MMC – modern methods of construction – has been much talked about as a forward-looking solution to many of the building sector’s problems. But so far, it has been mostly just that – talk. Now, though it seems MMC’s time might have finally come.

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