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Sustainable & Green Building Updates

 

What is Eco Friendly Construction?

A definition of the term 'eco-friendly construction' with examples of the range of buildings, some of the features involved, and suggestions on where to find them.
10/08/2014

Environmentally Friendly, Non Toxic Paint

This article describes non-toxic paints as natural paints, defines their composition, labelling and benefits, and emphasises the need to use them to protect human health and the environment.
10/01/2014

Compost Toilets

We take a look at composting toilets, the different types available, and how they work to break down hazardous human excrement and turn it into a valuable fertiliser resource.
10/01/2014

Fracking: Truly Sustainable?

Is fracking the answer to our energy problems? Or does it pose too many other threats to the environment and to building development? We've examined the issues involved here.
09/22/2014

Eco-Housing in the UK

Eco-housing, or houses built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, which use resources and technologies that capitalise on renewability, are a fast-developing industry in the UK.
09/22/2014

Is Concrete Environmentally Friendly?

A look at whether concrete could be called environmentally friendly, and why it isn't such a green material.
09/18/2014

Grants and Loans for Green Development

How the government and other organisations have put grants and other subsidies in place to enable both individuals and businesses large and small towards considering a sustainable form of green living to safeguard both ours and our planets future.
09/18/2014

Green Specifications

This article describes greenfield specifications, their environmental assessment methodology, and the standards being developed for sustainable building policy.
09/18/2014

Reclaimed Materials

How reclaimed materials as used by the building industry, and why they are critical to sustainable development.
09/12/2014

 

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