All Climate crisis articles – Page 15

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    The force of nature


    As biophilic office design comes back into fashion, thanks in no small part to Covid-19, Adam Branson considers the benefits of bringing the outside in.

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    Europa appoints ESG director


    Europa Capital has appointed Chris Miller-Jones to the newly created role of ESG director.

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    Planet should be priority for PM


    Last month, the Met Office reported Britain’s hottest recorded temperature – a roasting 40.3°C. An extraordinary and terrifying milestone. Most climate scientists agree climate change is the reason we are seeing such brutal temperatures.

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    Developers look to the skies as building costs rise ever higher


    Adding storeys to new or existing buildings is making projects financially viable and environmentally friendly.

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    A walk through King’s Cross


    Walking through King’s Cross today, I pass office workers eating lunch by the water in Pancras Square, children playing on the grass in Lewis Cubitt Park and visitors relaxing by steps to the Regent’s Canal. 

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    Heat is on the industry as extreme weather looks likely to become the norm


    Experts say new builds are well equipped to deal with heatwaves but existing ones are no longer fit for purpose.

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    HB Reavis to halve embodied carbon emissions by 2030


    Workspace provider HB Reavis has committed to reducing the embodied carbon emissions of its UK portfolio by more than 50% and to reducing whole-building operational energy intensity by 60% by 2030.

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    Why high-density housing is key


    Without immediate and significant reductions in carbon emissions, global warming will exceed 1.5°C, according to the UN. Two of the biggest contributors to UK emissions are travel and the heating of homes, which together account for 63% of the UK’s carbon output.

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    We must future-proof our world


    As we embarked on the second-ever awareness week for net zero earlier this month, discussions surrounding the sustainability and longevity of our buildings reached fever pitch, particularly within the context of the UK’s commitment to a net zero economy by 2050 and a 33% reduction in whole-life cost by 2025.

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    Brum goes for gold and green


    Commonwealth Games host Birmingham is aiming for a sustainable legacy.

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    Why is our next PM not talking about the climate emergency?


    This month, the Met Office recorded Britain’s hottest recorded temperature – a roasting 40.3°C. An extraordinary and terrifying milestone. Most climate scientists agree that climate change is the reason we are seeing such brutal temperatures.

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    St Modwen to build 350 all-electric homes in Longbridge


    St Modwen has revealed plans to deliver up to 350 new all-electric homes on the historic MG Rover site that was once home to the MINI in Birmingham.

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    Pick Everard pledges to become carbon net-zero by end of 2022


    Consultancy Pick Everard has unveiled plans to emit net zero carbon by the end of the year in its latest business strategy announcement.

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    Rising heat, rising risks


    Climate change has arrived. These are not my words, and they were not triggered by this week’s stifling heatwave. They were the opening sentence of a report handed to ministers in June a year ago. 

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    Heatwaves serve as a final warning


    As temperatures soar across England and Wales, many office buildings are going to become unusable. This, I believe, should be seen as a powerful warning for real estate investors.

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    Knight Frank recruits ESG specialist


    Property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Joe Warren as associate on its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) consulting team.

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    Net zero: redemption is possible


    “It’s not going away, right?” These five simple words, recently uttered by one of my colleagues, neatly encapsulate the issue of climate change on our industry, and on society and humanity in general.

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    Converted offices pose increased heatwave risk, Zurich UK warns


    Office-to-resi conversions could create homes unfit for future climate conditions, Zurich UK has warned.

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    Survey shows a gloomy outlook for property


    Respondents to Property Week’s sentiment survey express concern about economic climate.

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    Net zero demands fact not theory


    With energy prices continuing to rise, creating energy-efficient homes that are affordable to build and run is more vital now than it ever has been. However, housebuilders need to transform the way they develop their designs to deliver the step-change in efficiency that customers are demanding.