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Embodied Carbon of Materials: A Guide

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change calls for holding eventual warming “well below” 2°C, and for the pursuit of efforts to limit the increase even further, to 1.5°C. To achieve this, every individual, company and industry has a role to play.

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UK Construction Week 2022 – Zeroing in on true sustainability in the built environment

This year’s UK Construction Week, being held in Birmingham from the 4-6th October, will see its first ever dedicated Net Zero area.

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant – London

We are currently seeking a Graduate Sustainability Consultant to work within our London-based sustainability team.  The position is an immediate start.

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TCFD in the UK’s Built Environment

From April 2022, the United Kingdom will be the first country in the G20 to align with the Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD)[1] requirements by making legally binding the disclosure of climate risk and opportunities faced by large organisations.

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Breathing life into BREEAM

Natalie reflects on a recent site visit to Garsington Opera, where she is working with Conamar to deliver state-of-the-art cultural facilities which support learning and community engagement.

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Cat C: The Future of ‘Circular’ Fit-Out Design?

What is the Circular Economy?

A circular economy (CE) is a closed-loop economic system in which raw materials, components, and products lose as little value as possible, renewable energy sources are utilised and renewable system thinking is emphasised(1).

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Would you install a Heat Pump at home?

In January 2021, our Director of Building Services Ciaran Dorrity embarked on the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump in his three-bed family home in Bedfordshire as part of a wider project to refurbish and extend the property. 

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The Rise and Stall of Carbon Offsetting in London

The Greater London Authority (GLA) introduced carbon offsetting for all major domestic developments[1] in October 2016, in line with Mayor’s plan to be a zero-carbon city.

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