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Nick Whitten

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    Battle of the low-carbon tools

    11 August, 2010

    In the red corner, representing the US, we have LEED, while in the blue corner we have Britain’s finest, BREEAM. The two tools for measuring the sustainability of buildings are locked in a battle for global dominance.

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    A measured approach

    28 July, 2010

    Ignoring embodied carbon when measuring the carbon generated by buildings distorts how the impact of technology such as heating and AC systems is measured, according to a leading architect.

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    Project holds plummet to lowest level in two years

    23 June, 2010

    The number and value of projects put on hold has fallen to its lowest level in almost two years, according to new figures.

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    Shapps to produce zero-carbon rule

    16 June, 2010

    Housing minister Grant Shapps is meeting with Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne this week to hammer out a definition of zero-carbon for new build homes.

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    Insulation ‘better value for money’ than heating

    16 June, 2010

    An in-depth report into domestic refurbishment has suggested insulation measures are more cost-effective than low-carbon heating technologies.

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    Air con inspection figures scrutinised

    8 June, 2010

    Local authorities have underestimated the challenge of mandatory air conditioning inspections, according to industry campaigners.

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    UK lags behind China and India on commercial building retrofits

    7 June, 2010

    The UK is lagging behind India and China when it comes to retrofitting commercial buildings with energy efficiency measures, according to a report.

  • New government to cut carbon footprint across Whitehall estate

    24 May, 2010Updated: 27 May, 2010

    The new Government’s commitment to reduce its own carbon footprint by 10 per cent could lead to an overhaul of air conditioning and heating systems across departments.

  • Part L: wait for key information not over

    10 May, 2010Updated: 27 May, 2010

    Industry experts say they are still waiting for crucial information on implementing the Government’s moves to tighten building regulations.

  • Signs of stabilisation in the specialist sector

    27 April, 2010Updated: 27 May, 2010

    Subcontractors have rep orted an increase in enquiries, orders and anticipated workloads according to the latest NSCC state of trade survey, suggesting the specialist sector maybe stabilising.

All by Nick Whitten