With homes producing over a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions, the onus on reducing their carbon footprint has never been greater, writes the National Insulation Association

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association explains your duties when it comes to premises that may contain asbestos

Richard Rugg, head of public sector at the Carbon Trust, looks at the opportunity for public sector organisations to cut carbon and make £1 billion worth of energy savings in the process

What are the different types of renewable energy? Which renewable energy will work best in a given building scenario? BRE sheds light on the relatively new world of renewable energy

Debbie Johns, of the Association for Public Service Excellence, discusses new opportunities for councils to not only generate their own energy from renewable sources, but also make money

Malcolm Fergusson, head of Climate Change at the Environment Agency, tells us about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and what the EA is doing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

The National Insulation Association and the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency are setting out a robust delivery plan to insulate the UK’s solid wall housing stock

The new energy management systems standard EN 16001 can help public sector organisations identify and reduce their carbon footprint, says Victoria Barron, environment product marketing manager, BSI

For organisations with a number of sites, or those that are part of a larger group, a consistent approach to energy management will streamline reporting and evaluation, argues ESTA's Alan Aldridge

The government has overturned laws banning councils from selling renewable electricity, spurring a local power revolution and bringing extra income to local areas

The next major revision to Part L of the building regulations will set a challenging further 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions above current targets

Britain has the oldest housing stock in the developed world with 8.5 million properties over 60 years old. Most of these are energy inefficient and many are in a poor state of repair, writes BRE

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an important tool for the government to achieve its ambition of all new homes meeting a zero carbon standard by 2016, writes David Weatherall, Energy Saving Trust

The World Green Roof Congress provides a unique opportunity for professionals within the built environment to hear and see how green roofs and walls perform within the sustainability agenda

The National Insulation Association explains why insulation is key to reaching the UK’s carbon emissions target

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