Non Residential Property

May 11
The Sustainable Workplace – what do Occupiers want?

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Rebecca Pearce, our EMEA Head of Sustainability explains that occupiers are now becoming more sophisticated about their approach to sustainability. Sustainability is more important than ever for the built environment. The pace of new legislation is increasing, prompted by public debate, scientific evidence and gatherings such as the critical UN Climate Change Conference in Paris […]

The Cost of Green Construction

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What impact does cost have on decisions about sustainability? Andrew Smith, Director in our Cost Consultancy team examines the cost of going green and looks at the incentives. Almost every part of a new building can be designed and built more sustainably, but there is, more often than not, a cost premium of doing so. […]

Designing Sustainable Office Space

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Shell and core vs Cat A office fit out? Are there are any alternatives that are more sustainable? Matt Wilderspin, Head of Project Management explores current trends in office space design and fit out and how these could improve environmental impacts. Over the past 20 years of my career, I have seen the trend of […]

A Sustainable Approach to Reinstatement

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The dilapidations process can lead to wasteful or unnecessary refurbishment work by a tenant obliged to reinstate a building at the end of a lease. Simon Brown, Director in our Dilapidations team discusses alternative approaches that could achieve a more sustainable approach to the reinstatement and refurbishment cycle. A few years ago, I managed a […]

Apr 11
The Benefits of BREEAM

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Neelum Mohammed, Senior Consultant in our Sustainable Engineering team discusses the BREEAM fit out and refurbishment methodology released in autumn 2014. The long awaited BREEAM non-domestic refurbishment scheme was published in October 2014. This new tool assesses the environmental impact of refurbishing or fitting out existing commercial buildings. In order to provide flexibility and accommodate […]

Mar 11
Stockholm unveils ambitious BREEAM In-Use commitment

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The city of Stockholm is unveiling ambitious plans to increase its use of BREEAM In-Use to help manage and improve the sustainability performance of its buildings. In 2013, the city authority certified more than 30 buildings under BREEAM In-Use International, which was launched in June last year. In 2015, the city plans to have assessed […]

Mar 06
Green Casinos: No longer gambling away the future?

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Striding into a casino one would be hard pressed to find any semblance of sustainability, ecology or nature. Our casinos have traditionally taken the form of velvet monoliths, bristling with flashing, lurid bulbs. Windowless, unnatural and imbuing all that is fake in a quest to pursue a strange type of atavism or epitome of luxury, […]

Feb 27
The UK’s first ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level Six’ holiday home complex, The Emerald

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Perfect Stays, the exclusive and specialist holiday letting agency, announces that one of its locations has become the UK’s first ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level Six’ holiday home complex. Situated in the heart of Cornwall not far from the coastal town of Falmouth, The Emerald is a prestigious eco development which not only boasts from […]

Feb 03
CIOB headquarters achieves Ska Gold standard

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The new headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in Bracknell have achieved a Ska Gold sustainability rating. Prior to moving from its long term home in Ascot, the Institute took the decision to create a sustainable office environment that puts technology and employee comfort at its centre. Project managed by fit-out specialists Morgan […]

Nov 06
Trend drives energy savings at Jaguar Land Rover

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With a relationship that stretches back over 20 years, Trend Control Systems has played a key role in helping Jaguar Land Rover achieve significant energy savings and meet its sustainability based objectives. As two of the greatest British vehicle brands, the names Jaguar and Land Rover are synonymous with quality and prestige. Indian automotive giant, […]

Sep 25
New landmark development in Shanghai achieves BREEAM rating

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The new towers that form part of the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre’s (SISSC) flagship marina development in China’s largest city have used BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment standard to demonstrate best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. The formal certificates were handed over on 25 September by UK Energy Secretary Ed […]

Jun 24
Desco embarks on innovative new project with Rathfinny Estate

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Award-winning mechanical and electrical building services engineering consultancy, Desco, has started work on the development of a specialist accommodation project at England’s largest and most environmentally friendly winery, the Rathfinny Estate. As work on the 1,200 ton winery in the South Downs moves further forward, the estate is preparing to welcome the first round of […]

Nov 26
Raise For Armstrong Point As It Opens For Business

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The UK’s first zero-energy cost business park has been praised by a Government Minister after being officially launched. Baroness Hanham, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Minister responsible for the European Regional Development Fund, opened the £2.7million development in Wigan, Greater Manchester, describing it as exciting and innovative. The Minister added: Armstrong Point […]

Oct 28
Planet Positive Building Certification

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At the end of November 2011 Planet Positive launched a new certification for buildings, a new programme to help achieve carbon reductions, fund local and global sustainability projects and align with future regulation such as Allowable Solutions/Zero Carbon Buildings. Following our 4 step process, developers and building constructors can now take steps to verify their […]

Oct 25
Airbus lands a BREEAM Excellent

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With a total volume of more than a million cubic metres, Airbus UK’s impressive new North Factory at Broughton in Wales is one of the largest ever buildings to have achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating. John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainability, presented Airbus with the BREEAM Excellent certificate during a ceremony at the […]