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Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland (federal state) of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine Main Area.

Trust in data sharing will make walkable neighbourhoods a reality

To achieve a walkable neighbourhood or 15-minute neighbourhood, we need to build trust in data sharing - but the public are still sceptical.
High rise flats or apartments in Bedford

Why is the planning system failing?

In the midst of a housing crisis, why is the planning system failing, and what does this mean for the communities it is supposed to serve?
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Transforming the performance of your built assets and estate

Glider Technology Limited discusses built asset data and its importance for the construction industry.
Engineer checking or inspection insulation resistance measuring for electric wire energy

How can the UK government better address its lacking energy strategy?

The UK government needs to tackle the worsening energy crisis – but its current energy strategy is lacking efficient solutions.
Smokestack pipe factory pollution in the city, Fuel Power Plant Smokestacks Emit Carbon Dioxide Pollution.

Help businesses set carbon reduction targets

Aditya Kumar, Director of Product Management at Honeywell Building Technologies, details how companies can meet the Government’s net-zero goals using carbon reduction and management software.
HM Treasury building in London looms against a blue sky

New property strategy launched by UK Government

Mark Chivers, Government Chief Property Officer and Director General from the Government Property, heralds the new property strategy launched by the UK Government.
Professional worker removing asbestos roof

Preventable asbestos cancer – mesothelioma

Asbestos in over 300,000 public sector buildings continues to put lives at risk. Recommendations to the government for its removal over the next 40 years have been ignored, says Liz Darlison of Mesothelioma UK and Helen Childs, Partner at RWK Goodman.
Timber house frame against blue sky

Living in timber houses could avoid 100 billion tonnes of emissions

Housing a growing population in timber houses, as opposed to conventional steel and concrete, could save 100 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Graphic with red arrow illustrating how house prices are dropping

Are house prices going down?

For the first time this year, house prices are going down but experts believe the fall is due to holidays, not rate rises.
A street of boarded up derelict houses in Liverpool

Nobody’s Home: How can councils get empty homes back into use?

With the cost-of-living crisis at an unaffordable high, councils need to address empty homes and how they can benefit from having new occupants.
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Net-zero carbon housing means changes to concrete infrastructure

Net-zero housing will require changes to the concrete industry, not just in manufacturing standards but also changes in purchasing habits.
energy efficiency, local authorities

Local authorities should improve energy efficiency to tackle rising energy costs

Local authorities must look at how they can make their buildings more energy-efficient to drive down costs, stretch budgets further, and make wiser investments.
house prices

UK house prices are 65 times higher today than in 1970

Average UK house prices hit record high in June, making today's average house price 65 times more expensive than in 1970.

Is drinking water safe? A neglected source of asbestos fibres

Prof. Giovanni Brandi and Dr. Simona Tavolari investigate the prevalence of asbestos fibres in drinking water around the world.
asbestos removal, construction

The rudiments of asbestos removal

Michael Edwards, Occupational Safety and Health Content Developer from The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, walks us through the fundamentals of asbestos removal.
Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere.
sustainable buildings, environment

Sustainable buildings

Borja Izaola, Project Manager from GBCe (Green Building Council España), tells us what we need to know about sustainable buildings.
aec sector

Implementing new technologies: Chance for the construction sector to join Industry 4.0

Jose M. Peña - Director of Lurtis Ltd discusses implementing new technologies and argues this is an opportunity for the AEC sector to join Industry 4.0
combined heat and power, buildings

TED Gen: The Combined heat and power revolution

Here, TED Generation (TED Gen) explains how to improve the economic and environmental future of your business – using Combined heat and power (CHP) to decrease energy costs and rewrite carbon footprints.
built environment, net zero goals

UK pushes for lower carbon emissions in the built environment

New homes and buildings are to produce much less carbon emissions in order to help the UK move towards its net zero goals.

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