Tag: Sustainable Buildings

Wild West End initiative delivers as Broadcaster Jon Snow launches Regent Street Green Roof

Posted on 23 October, 2015 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

The Wild West End initiative, a partnership between London property owners to promote ecology, is beginning to bear fruit with the launch of The Crown Estate’s latest Regent Street office scheme, 7 Air Street. Broadcaster Jon Snow was on hand to put... Read More

LEED Certification: Changing the way US Buildings are Designed, Constructed and Maintained

Posted on 3 January, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is an environmentally friendly (green) certification programme that was developed by the US Green Building Council to recognise the best strategies and practices in different building classes. In... Read More

Property Companies Failing On Most Sustainability Issues

Posted on 17 February, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

The majority of commercial property companies are failing to integrate environmental and social issues into their businesses and reach even the lowest sustainability benchmarks, according to a new survey. Although the report, commissioned by The... Read More

Newcastle aims to Become Sustainable City of the Future

Posted on 3 January, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Newcastle University has unveiled is vision of urban sustainability by committing £50m to making the city a “living laboratory” of future technologies. The pioneering plan, which could take two decades to complete, involves building a Science City... Read More

Melbourne leads the way on Green Retrofitting

Posted on 15 October, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Melbourne has been ranked as a top Global University City, as well as a top Global Innovation City. Last month, it was placed first in the Economist Unit's Liveability Report for the third year in a row. The city has taken a very active stand on... Read More

JCB goes Green with Blue Planet

Posted on 15 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

With the economic worries of the country no longer an immediate threat to businesses, pre-recession aims such as cutting carbon emissions and improving the energy efficiency of commercial properties are once more coming into the spotlight. New technologies... Read More

UEA Set to Break Ground on UKs Most Sustainable Commercial Building

Posted on 11 June, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Developments

The University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich is making preparations to break ground on the Norwich Research Park Enterprise Centre. The new facility will be an academic and office facility that has the potential to be the "greenest commercial building in... Read More

Seattle Office Building Sets New Standards in Sustainability

Posted on 25 April, 2013 by Neil Bird under Worldwide Property News

Since 2010 new regulations have required a 25 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from new buildings in the UK. These rules are set to tighten further with the government targeting zero carbon emissions for residential new-builds by 2016 and 2019 in the... Read More