Sustainability

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

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Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

London housing association Poplar HARCA is two thirds of the way through a successful scheme to unlock hidden homes and is sharing its learning with others, Josephine Smit finds.

 

Advice: Animating parks and open space

Advice: Animating parks and open space

Parks need to engage actively with their local communities to maximise their social and economic benefit, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Refurbishment of a 1970s office building

Review: Refurbishment of a 1970s office building

A 1970s identikit office block in Manchester city centre has been refurbished to create Windmill Green, a contemporary workspace complementing a historic setting, finds Gillian Harrison.

Need to know: Review calls for changes to affordable housing supply in Wales

Need to know: Review calls for changes to affordable housing supply in Wales

Independent review's recommendations offer potential for "ground breaking improvements" to supply and quality, says chair.

Advice: District heating systems in new housing development

Advice: District heating systems in new housing development

District heating systems can save on carbon emissions, but careful design is required to avoid overheating and maximise the efficiency of the network, finds Ben Kochan.

Case study: Putting modern methods of construction to the test

Case study: Putting modern methods of construction to the test

In the north east of England a new housing development is trialling advanced building methods and home technologies, finds Josephine Smit.

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Some cities are looking to congestion charging to limit air pollution, but there is also a need to focus on design of the city infrastructure and buildings, finds Josephine Smit.

Need to know: Bristol signs up new homes for city heat network

Need to know: Bristol signs up new homes for city heat network

High-rise scheme of 375 homes will be first private development linked to Bristol City Council's heat network.

Advice: Using offsite construction methods for new housing

Advice: Using offsite construction methods for new housing

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.

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