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29.10.19 PassivPod could be the solution

Students have complained that their “pod” accommodation in a university car park is “not fit for humans” and “not mentally viable”. Undergraduates staying at the University of the West of England’s (UWE) new Purbeck Court site have described their “tiny”

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04.10.19 Edie National Sustainability Leader Awards

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04.10.19 Successful World first at South East Construction Expo

A one-bedroom apartment block was built in just under six hours (5 hours, 55 minutes and 7 seconds) in a world first construction demonstration, last Thursday 26 September at the South East Construction Expo held in Ardingly, West Sussex.Take a

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20.08.19 Timber Glulam withstand a burnout fire

A fire test shows that glulam structures can be designed to maintain their load-bearing capacity throughout a burnout fire. This allows for greater use of glulam in tall buildings. You can read more about it here: https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Timber-Glulam-withstand-a-burnout-fire.pdf

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20.08.19 World’s Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s Tallest Timber Building.” At 85.4 meters, it is also the

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20.08.19 Growing opportunities for specifying timber

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Wood, the world’s oldest and most traditional building material, is increasingly being re-evaluated as a modern-day first choice for both structural and interior applications across domestic and commercial buildings. For example, the structural frame of the building, the roof trusses,

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08.06.19 UK unveils Green Finance Strategy to drive progress towards net-zero goal

The UK Government has unveiled its highly anticipated Green Finance Strategy, outlining how the finance sector and better climate disclosure from corporates can drive progress towards wider action on climate change and the push towards net-zero emissions. Click here to

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15.05.19 The State of Ecotourism

Scientific research proves that the state of the world is in peril.  Take for instance, the environment.  Already biodiversity has been reduced to the lowest levels in human history.  We have lost 25% of all bird species, 24% of mammal

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Common Causes of Indoor Air Pollution & How to Fight It

We’re all aware of the dangers of air pollution – tending to think of it as a symptom of industrial traffic-clogged cities. Images of hazy urban smog and billowing plumes from factories spring to mind. But in some cases, your

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For a Healthy Home, Choose Natural Paints

Maybe you’ve been inspired by a home makeover TV show. Maybe you haven’t painted for decades and your walls are faded and peeling. Maybe you’re decorating a room for a new arrival to the family. Maybe you’re a DIY enthusiast

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