Sustainability

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

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Opinion: Time to change the growth narrative

Opinion: Time to change the growth narrative

There is a need to focus on good growth that fits with a more sustainable future, writes Bev Hindle.

 

Case study: Driving sustainability in affordable housing

Case study: Driving sustainability in affordable housing

A project to upgrade the energy efficiency of 108 Lancashire homes is one element of a developer's broader environmental, social and governance strategy.

Opinion: It's down to business to respond to the climate emergency

Opinion: It's down to business to respond to the climate emergency

In the face of the inability of governments to save the planet at COP26 in Glasgow, the rest of us are going to have to lead, writes Chris Brown.

Analysis: Driving decarbonisation of existing homes

Analysis: Driving decarbonisation of existing homes

This month the government published its Heat and Buildings Strategy as part of the UK's path to net zero, but challenges remain in making existing housing stock more sustainable, Josephine Smit finds.

Opinion: Putting a price on carbon

Opinion: Putting a price on carbon

If climate change is going to be arrested, we will almost certainly have to get used to the price of carbon being an everyday part of our lives, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: How data can help us on the route to net zero

Opinion: How data can help us on the route to net zero

The industry is still in the early stages of exploring the impact of the UK's net zero carbon targets and needs information to drive decisionmaking, writes Lee Carroll.

Review: Sustainable housing on a brownfield site

Review: Sustainable housing on a brownfield site

The new Climate Innovation District being built by CITU on the edge of Leeds city centre offers a model for sustainable design and development, finds Stella Heeley.

Advice: Managing the impact of urban air pollution

Advice: Managing the impact of urban air pollution

Layout and design of streets and developments can help manage the air quality for residents in new and existing housing, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Built environment leaders need to sign up to net zero

Opinion: Built environment leaders need to sign up to net zero

By adopting the zero carbon ambition, leaders can give the UK government leverage to make a success of negotiations at November's United Nations climate change conference, COP26, writes Chris Brown.

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