Sustainability

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

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Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

A government backed review is the latest in a series of interventions to help grow custom and self build housing. Josephine Smit looks at the sector's progress.

 

Coming up: Go ahead for Bath rental homes scheme

Coming up: Go ahead for Bath rental homes scheme

A former car showroom site in Bath is set to be redeveloped with more than 600 rental and student homes.

Advice: Designing flood resilient neighbourhoods

Advice: Designing flood resilient neighbourhoods

With flooding risks increasing in urban areas, mitigation measures need to be considered in design and long term management measures established, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Facing up to the hard choices of climate change

Opinion: Facing up to the hard choices of climate change

The global climate change predictions set out by scientists mean the only significant uncertainty is the speed and scale of our response, writes Chris Brown.

Need to know: Report highlights home overheating risks

Need to know: Report highlights home overheating risks

Assessment of UK climate risk from the government's independent advisor points to risks to health, wellbeing and productivity from exposure to heat in homes and other buildings.

Advice: Greening junctions and roads

Advice: Greening junctions and roads

Greening junctions and roads can be part of active travel strategies to encourage greater walking and cycling, writes Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Market forces don't price in the cost of unhealthy urban development

Opinion: Market forces don't price in the cost of unhealthy urban development

But new economic principles are demonstrating a different and more sustainable approach, writes Chris Brown.

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.

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