Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment

Tim Dixon looks at how the smart city agenda offers exciting benefits and opportunities for local authorities

Planning for Growth – the sum of the parts

Design Council Cabe’s David Waterhouse discusses the various initiatives that will continue to be at the forefront of local and national politics in 2017

Stainless Steel is a very attractive option – not just in the aesthetic, but also in the design sense too. John Rowe of the International Stainless Steel Forum

Sustainable building event Greenbuild Expo has grown to be the biggest of its kind in the north of England, attracting all sectors of the built environment.

Plans have been approved to develop a major new education campus in the heart of Worcestershire.

As construction of the first standardised Sunesis school in the UK gets underway at Oakfield Primary in Rugby, the model receives endorsement from the Design Council.

In the aftermath of the recent UK riots, Stan Atkins, group chief executive officer of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, examines methods for effective graffiti removal and prevention

The National Insulation Association has endorsed a government cash injection to boost early take-up of the Green Deal, but says that more action is needed to ensure the success of the scheme

With government committed to reducing carbon emissions in its estate, at a time when funding streams are squeezed, how can organisations cost and prioritise energy projects effectively?

In all markets, someone sets the rules that allow it to work. But in the UK energy and climate markets we need some more clarity, argues Alan Aldridge, executive director of ESTA

The Heat Pump Association explains how heat pump technology can help reduce both energy consumption and carbon emissions

A government-wide plan to reduce carbon emissions was launched at the beginning of March, with the backing of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, writes ESTA's Alan Aldridge

Robert Rabinowitz PhD, director of Environmental Markets, BRE, advises on how to choose the right business model for renewables in social housing

The Environment Agency’s Internal Environmental Management team manager Simon Dawes tells us about his organisation’s new national office and how it will help raise standards

Heat pump technology is an essential part of the mix to reduce carbon emissions and meet renewable energy obligations, writes the Heat Pump Association

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