The environmental impact and sustainability of new places and developments, including energy efficiency, carbon reduction and greening..Page Title RSS fee
Offsite approaches can produce high quality and environmentally efficient homes, but it's important to ensure the system allows the flexibility to deliver good design quality too, finds Ben Kochan.
In Leeds' South Bank regeneration area, an emerging development is promoting a sustainable form of city living.
Nature is often seen as a constraint on construction, but proposals to require development to deliver a biodiversity net gain seek to change that, Josephine Smit finds.
Home design needs to take account of the risks of overheating as climate change means hotter summers and insulation levels have been maximised, finds Ben Kochan.
The Bristol Housing Festival is a five year experiment involving city players and general public to find solutions to the housing crisis, finds Josephine Smit.
Sustainable travel plans are increasingly required as part of planning applications for major housing schemes, but residents also need to be encouraged to use buses, walk or cycle, finds Ben Kochan.
The Environmental Audit Committee is the latest body to call on government to act to tackle overheating in UK homes, writes Josephine Smit.
Councils can set challenging targets for the environmental performance of new homes, but it is important to follow through to see they are delivered, writes Ben Kochan.
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