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CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Largest living wall in London at the Rubens at the Palace hotel - photo Victoria BID

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

Tenants demand better insulated properties

Energy efficiency

Survey finds strong support for government plans to prevent landlords from renting out low efficiency buildings, but is more action needed?

19 Sep 2014

Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

iMac dashboard

Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

How a tiny box promises to deliver a greener office

John Alker of the UK Green Building Council reveals how new smart monitoring devices promise to revolutionise our workplaces

18 Sep 2014

Will cities take centre stage at the New York Climate Summit?

Skanska managing director demands 'tangible' results to drive green urban infrastructure investment, as new report outlines policies needed to protect cities from impacts of global warming

18 Sep 2014

Will 'smart cities' prove smart enough?

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reveals how the association is investigating whether green issues are getting a fair hearing in 'smart city' plans

05 Sep 2014

Green buildings spring up in Asia and Latin America

Report finds huge growth in 'eco-friendly' housing and commercial property in emerging markets such as Pakistan, Mexico and Bangladesh

13 Aug 2014

Do sustainable buildings really cost more?

New research by BREEAM reveals the true costs of investing in green building measures, such as insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar panels

12 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

11 Aug 2014

Could renewables unlock domestic energy efficiency market?

Major new survey from Energy Saving Trust reveals huge pent up demand for domestic renewables

07 Aug 2014

How the 49ers are upping the game by going green

Execs from the Super Bowl committee and San Francisco's team discuss the first LEED Gold football stadium and getting sustainability into the end zone

06 Aug 2014

Singapore backs green buildings and data centres with £48m

Government announces five new roadmaps for low carbon technologies in bid to boost energy security and cut carbon emissions

05 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee founder and chief executive Warren Bader reveals why everyone from Boyzone to Balfour Beatty is embracing the bee-keeping craze

05 Aug 2014

Green Deal Finance Company reviews business model as it prepares for uncertain future

EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations

01 Aug 2014

Philips announces £21m deal to throw energy efficient light on student digs

Unite Students and Philips ink deal to install LED lighting for 41,000 students

30 Jul 2014

Yurts and solar powered saunas: TripAdvisor reveals greenest hotels in Europe

New European GreenLeaders board aims to cater to growing number of consumers making environmentally friendly travel choices

29 Jul 2014

The coalition's green gains may not be done just yet

UK Green Building Council's John Alker argues there are a number of crucial green policies in the pipeline where the coalition could yet deliver some late victories

25 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

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