Sustainability

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

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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.

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

With the COVID shock having an impact on work and travel patterns, cities may have to respond quickly, says Chris Brown.

Analysis: Industry makes case for housing retrofit in green recovery

Analysis: Industry makes case for housing retrofit in green recovery

Upgrading the energy efficiency of existing homes could benefit the economy, environment and residents, but there are barriers to overcome, finds Josephine Smit.

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