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“Build Flood Resilient Homes” urges RIBA
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How to Avoid Future Flood Threats The RIBA’s report The Value of Flood Resilient Architecture and Design, outlines steps the UK government must take to safeguard future homes and communities from the threat of flooding.

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Green Light for Energy Efficient Mortgages – RICS
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Pilot Scheme Launched June 14th marked an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative – it’s Pilot Scheme was officially launched in Windsor.

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Wood Buildings are Healthier – British Woodworking Federation
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Timber’s Biophilia Credentials Iain Mcllwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation draws attention to the growing focus on the health and wellbeing of building occupants. In particular he cites the emergence of the “Well Standard” resulting in the recognition of timber’s strong biophilia credentials.

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The rise of the circular economy – BS8001:2017
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What is the ‘Circular’ Economy? Conventional / current economics is linear. Materials are grown or extracted, made into goods, used and disposed of. A ‘circular’ economy looks for resources and materials that can be recovered, re-used and kept in circulation for as long as possible. It’s not a new concept, but is becoming increasingly popular […]

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Liquid Solar Energy – storage and use
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Swedes ‘Capture the Sun’ In a research paper published in the March edition of Energy & Environmental Science, Professor Kasper Moth Poulsen, of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, explains: “The dream is to create a universal solar battery that releases heat on demand.”

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Modern Lake Dwellers use Low Energy Renewables – floating homes power and heat themselves
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Loving Life on Water Floating homes are becoming increasingly popular in Germany – not only as holiday homes, but also as permanent residences. Now scientists at two Fraunhofer Institutes based in Dresden are developing a floating house that can produce its own water, electricity and heat in a bid to populate a large lake district […]

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CLT – “School Without Stress”
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Positive Impact of Timber Classrooms ‘In Touch With Timber’, TRADA member’s magazine, reports research showing the positive impact on children studying in a timber environment. This seems to have a positive impact on children’s stress levels and heart rate.

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Building Underwater – greenhouses growing strawberries on the Italian coast
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Twenty feet underwater, just off the north-western coast of Italy, are five biospheres that are growing plants such as strawberries, lettuce and beans. Nemo’s Garden has been operated by the family…

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Making your property development projects “Tree Wateringly” desirable
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We all use a lot of trees IN our buildings – probably us more than most. But we don’t always pay as much attention as we could – or should – to the way our planning and designs consider trees AROUND our buildings. Thanks to ‘deeproot’. this week’s insight highlights street-scapes, health, safety and maintenance […]

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Making your projects ‘Tree Wateringly’ desirable
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We all use a lot of trees IN our buildings – probably us more than most. But we don’t always pay as much attention as we could – or should – to the way our planning and designs consider trees AROUND our buildings.

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Unifying Health & PLanning
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How the environment in which people live in affects their health and what can be done to create places that improve lifestyle and wellbeing.

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