Apr 02
Going Green is Getting Easier

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In the last decade numerous programs have been rolled out to make green home ownership a reality instead of a pipe dream. The debate of over need and viability has been finished for years and real steps have been taken to transition from concepts and ideals to plans and implementation. Now instead of “artist’s concept” […]

Mar 20
BRE seeks partners for new built environment resilience centre

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In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE outlines plans at its Britain Under Water conference today for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment. The new centre, which will be delivered in partnership with national and local […]

Jul 14
BRE’s INSITE13 event focuses on people

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BRE’s INSITE13 conference, which takes place on the 2 to 3 October at its head office site in Watford, will examine how we make buildings meet the needs of people and communities. Everything that the industry does should be about creating sustainable places for people to live, work, learn and thrive in, whether it’s building […]

Jan 10
OFT advises energy efficiency firms on business practices

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Commenting on the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) announcement today advising energy efficiency firms on business practices, Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy at Consumer Focus said: Making a home more energy efficient is important for cutting bills, but can mean considerable up-front costs with consumers buying goods which they may only purchase once in their […]

Dec 17
Disarray in the Energy Assessment Market: Government to take immediate action

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The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has today called upon the Government to carry out an urgent investigation into the excessively high numbers of accredited and suspended Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) in the market place. In figures provided to a member of the Association under a Freedom of Information request, the Department for Communities & […]

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 […]