Sustainability

The environmental impact and sustainability of new places and developments, including energy efficiency, carbon reduction and greening..

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Case study: Establishing a council housing company for Oxford

Case study: Establishing a council housing company for Oxford

Oxford City Council's housing company has completed the first homes in its ten-year delivery programme, and is applying lessons from its early experience, Josephine Smit finds.

 

Opinion: Build to rent has a net zero opportunity

Opinion: Build to rent has a net zero opportunity

Reaching net zero in the residential sector requires significant change in approach, but the build to rent sector is well placed to benefit, writes Will Waller.

Advice: Providing sustainably for online shopping deliveries

Advice: Providing sustainably for online shopping deliveries

Through the pandemic, the need to provide regional and local distribution sites for online shopping deliveries has become even more pressing, finds Ben Kochan.

Analysis: Growing the offsite housing sector

Analysis: Growing the offsite housing sector

A number of public and private sector players are adopting modern methods of construction in housebuilding, but market challenges are still being addressed, Josephine Smit finds.

Advice: Promoting green retrofit of housing

Advice: Promoting green retrofit of housing

Making existing homes energy efficient will be key to achieving the government's 2050 net zero target, but spearheading programmes demands a community approach, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Go ahead for Wembley Park homes

Coming up: Go ahead for Wembley Park homes

Joint venture of Transport for London and Barratt London to develop 450 homes next to London Underground station.

Need to know: PM launches plan for greener buildings, energy, travel and jobs

Need to know: PM launches plan for greener buildings, energy, travel and jobs

Boris Johnson's green plan includes backing for energy efficient homes and public buildings and a neighbourhood trialling hydrogen for heating and cooking.

Opinion: Politicians are getting the sustainability message

Opinion: Politicians are getting the sustainability message

Local political leadership is driving a string of new sustainable neighbourhoods and the UK government will be making its own mark, writes Chris Brown.

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

New housing schemes need to be designed so that it's easier for residents to get on their bicycles than jump in a car, if we are to achieve government ambitions to promote cycling, finds Ben Kochan.

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