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  • GREEN OFFICE ATTAINS HIGHEST EVER BREEAM RATING

    Fläkt Woods has helped to meet the exacting ventilation demands of Britain’s greenest building, the Innovate Green Office, Leeds, which has attained outstanding environmental credentials including the accolade of the building with the highest ever BREEAM score. Working for the Nottingham & Ossett based M&E contractor, Goodmarriott & Hursthouse Ltd, Fläkt Woods has supplied mounted ...


    By Flakt Woods Group SA

  • BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality Credits

    BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • Bicester Community Hospital

    Flex Connectors’ flex7 lighting connection and control products were installed throughout the £5m Bicester Community Hospital Development. The two-storey 12 bed facility consists of a first aid unit, ambulance base, offices, out of hours and out-patients areas, and services including x-ray and physiotherapy. It was awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Greener Homes & Building Exhibition, Wales, UK

    The annual Welsh Greener Homes and Building National Exhibition is a 3-day event intended to (a) educate and inform professionals in the building and construction sector about new developments in sustainable development (b) allow the general public to view new and developing sustainable build technologies, listen to seminars on green topics, view demonstrations of crafts and techniques, and (c) ...


  • New German LCA database Ökobau.dat 2013 released!

    We are happy to announce: The new Ökobau.dat 2013 is out! The German Federal Ministry published the worldwide first EN 15804 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) database. This is a big step for everybody dealing with LCA in the building sector: building certification bodies (such as DGNB, BREEAM), architects and planners, but also for EPD program holders and manufacturers finding their EN ...


    By thinkstep

  • Wyse thin clients help Queen Margaret University win green gown award for ICT

    A major user of Wyse thin computing solutions, Queen Margaret University has won a prestigious sustainable IT award. The Green Gown Awards recognise sustainability focused initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. In the 2009 awards Queen Margaret University has won the Green ICT award because of its widespread deployment of a thin client infrastructure based on Wyse ...


    By RealWire

  • Congress of Energy-Efficient Construction and Building Certification during the RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw

    City Brand Energia Odnawialna and REECO Poland Sp. z o.o. would like to invite to the ”Congress of energy-efficient construction and buildings certification”. The second edition of the event will be held in Warsaw on October 21,2016 during the 6th International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ‘RENEXPO Poland 2016’. For several years now Poland has ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • UK construction industry to get US-style reuse centres

    American-style construction material reuse centres will be launched in the UK with the opening of ReIY Centres in spring 2009. The first pilot centres, which will be in Wirral, Waltham Forest and Tees Valley, have been set up to save builders and the public money by reducing construction waste. They will act as a hub for collecting unwanted building materials, which can then be sold onto the ...

  • Official opening of Imtech Green Building in Eindhoven, one of the Top 3 green buildings in the Netherlands

    Gouda - Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe) announces that Mayor Rob van Gijzel from Eindhoven will officially open the Imtech Green Building in Eindhoven this afternoon. This office has been deemed objectively as one of the greenest buildings ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • New research challenges the perception that sustainability costs

    New research challenges the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to construct, by presenting the actual costs and savings associated with a wide range of sustainable building strategies. The research team from Sweett Group, a global provider of professional services for the construction and management of building and infrastructure ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : NIB funds NCC green building in Finland and Sweden

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a SEK 500 million (EUR 55 million) loan agreement with NCC Treasury AB for financing two energy-efficient office buildings in Finland and Sweden. The 7-year-maturity loan has been provided to build two multi-tenant office buildings, one located in Helsinki and another in ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of "green" criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to their environmental benefits, certified green buildings can sometimes command higher property values and rents, and green building ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Incurvo, an intelligent buildings company, launches in London

    Incurvo launches with it’s own sustainability methodology to improve the energy performance of buildings, with a strong focus on human comfort and return on investment. Incurvo uses building automation as the main method of improving building energy usage and user experience, and sources the market for optimisation products in order to provide a realistic return on investment and payback. ...


    By Incurvo

  • Siemens Sustainable Cities Initiative Achieves Major Green Building Awards

    The project, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, has also just won the British Council for Offices Innovation Award for its significant innovation in sustainability. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings setting standards for best practice in sustainable ...


    By Climate Action

  • Temp Technology provide ENER-G CHP for new Central Bank of Ireland HQ

    The Central Bank of Ireland will use a high efficiency ENER-G Combined heat and power (CHP) system at its sustainable new Dublin headquarters, which has been awarded a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating at design stage. This is the first office building in Ireland to achieve the highest available ...


    By ENER-G

  • Derby’s Castleward exceeds recycling targets

    Compendium Living (a joint venture between Lovell and the Riverside Group), the developer behind Derby's £100 million Castleward redevelopment, is leading the way in sustainability by recycling 96% of the waste generated during the building process – well above the 90% target set for the project. The firm is using recycled materials in the construction of phase one, with ...


    By Morgan Sindall

  • “Most sustainable building in London” to use 25% recycled biodiesel

    A building termed the “most sustainable in London” plans to provide a quarter of its power from recycled biodiesel. The PricewaterhouseCoopers More London building, near Tower Bridge, will use biodiesel powered ‘tri-generators’ to generate 25% of the electricity, heating and cooling requirements for the 48,000m2 office. The generators will require 45,000 litres of B100 recycled ...

  • Luxury Thames-Side Apartments Put Sustainability At Heart

    Vital Energi have secured a £3.5 million deal to provide the complete low-carbon energy solution for one of the capital’s most anticipated residential developments which is being delivered by St James. The 28-storey Merano Residences development, situated on the Albert Embankment, overlooking Tate Britain, will have an ultra-efficient Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centre, ...


    By Vital Energi

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