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Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

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27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

One in five new homes could dodge zero carbon standards, builders warn

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Government proposals to exempt developments of 10 homes or fewer from regulations will result in higher energy bills, industry says

18 Nov 2014

National Gallery becomes portrait of energy efficiency

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Lighting overhall will allow gallery to maximise use of natural daylight without harming paintings

18 Nov 2014

Seven actions for cities to seriously address climate change

Cities have become the most promising forum to drive deep CO2 reductions. It's time they act on their commitments and implement substantial policies

14 Nov 2014

Sustainable Masdar City is a breath of fresh air

Ambitious project outside Abu Dhabi is inspiring new sustainable innovations

03 Nov 2014

Friends of the Earth distances itself from BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

NGO says it is not 'working closely' with trade association, despite BPVA's claims to the contrary

31 Oct 2014

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level

29 Oct 2014

National Trust launches new Snowdonia hydro turbine

Charity says trial hydroelectric project marks first time system has been pre-fabricated offsite, reducing construction risks

28 Oct 2014

M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

Confidence in UK's energy efficiency market gathers pace

New report backed by Green Investment Bank shows growing demand for energy saving measures from offices, schools and public buildings

09 Oct 2014

Energy efficiency in buildings under threat from poor data

Study finds low take-up of Energy Performance Certificates crucial for efficiency investments is holding back real world savings

09 Oct 2014

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste

03 Oct 2014

Cameron's first-time buyers plans slammed by green builders

Industry concerned Conservative proposal to build 100,000 cheap homes ignores zero carbon standards

29 Sep 2014

Hong Kong aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions

City administrator outlines plans to incentivise businesses to build greener buildings or reduce power use

24 Sep 2014

Do greener buildings mean more productive employees?

New industry report finds 'overwhelming evidence' linking office design with staff health and productivity

24 Sep 2014

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

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

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

19 Sep 2014

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