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Published by BRE Trust

Monday 21 April 2014 NEWS

Sustainable village DCLG asks local 'visionaries' to put forward proposals for large housebuilding schemes

15/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Locally-led garden cities of 15,000 plus homes could win government brokerage, planning support and capacity funding read on

BREEAM Outstanding for Brent Civic Centre

14/4/2014 > by Keri Jordan

Award-winning community hub is UK’s greenest public building read on

IPCC recognises role of technology and buildings in limiting temperature rise

14/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

The rise on pre-industrial levels could be held at 2oC says climate change panel – but it's down to governments, business and technology read on

Renewable Heat Incentive released for homes

9/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Scheme covers heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels read on

Relaunched TrustMark gives consumers better protection

8/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Government move aims to boost industry’s reputation read on

Planning approval for 24m Alder Hey research facility

7/4/2014 > by Keri Jordan

Corridor-free building designed to BREEAM Excellent standards encourages user interaction read on

Solar strategy opens new commercial markets

7/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Bid to ‘turn our large buildings into power stations’ by using south-facing rooftops read on


Why low carbon thinking is essential from the start

15/4/2014 > by Sean Mills

The new Target Fabric Energy Efficiency standard should put an end to poor design dressed up with green gadgets and embed energy efficiency in a project from the outset. By Sean Mills, of Build Energy read on


Comment: Housing standards review missed opportunity to safeguard the future

10/4/2014 > by Paul Gamble

The government must tackle accessibility and sustainability if it is to prevent another housing crisis. By Paul Gamble of Habinteg Housing Association read on


IT giants unite to drive internet of things

2/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Five corporations create the Industrial Internet Consortium to speed advances in innovation and technology. With video read on


Adapt buildings to limit rise in heat-related deaths says report

16/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Research predicts 800 more deaths in London by 2050 read on

Case studies

The Rise, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

13/4/2014 > by Tom Harvey

Strong green ambitions characterise Newcastle upon Tyne’s Scotswood redevelopment scheme, which is regenerating a section of the city and aiming for high ratings under the Code for Sustainable Homes. Phase 1 has already won CSH level 4 certification, as Tom Harvey reports read on


Good practice guide to solid wall insulation published

13/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

SERS and BRE join forces to help people get the most from energy saving measure read on