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The Crown Estate wants to install more green spaces in London's West End

West End 'green corridor' could ease London's air pollution problem

A coalition of London property owners has announced plans to promote green infrastructure in the capital in the hope of boosting biodiversity and improving air quality for residents.

Climate change and urbanisation has helped put 5.2 million homes at risk from flooding

UK flooding: 'We must learn to live with water'

The ever-increasing threat of flooding cannot be fully defended, so the UK must adopt a new approach where we learn to 'live with water', argues a new white paper from built environment science centre BRE.

Hotels that heal environment not 'beyond realm of possibility'

The idea that hotels, buildings and other structures could one day heal the environment rather than produce a negative impact is not "beyond the realms of possibility", says InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) head of sustainability.

In conversation with Autodesk's Emma Stewart

In this week's 'In conversation', edie speaks to one of the company's leading innovation in 3D design, engineering and software. Autodesk's head of sustainability solutions, Emma Stewart, talks about the next steps in sustainable innovation.

The 400,000sqft development is recognisable by its multi-coloured citrus thermal-efficient façade

St Giles looks to next stage of building sustainability

Central St Giles, a former Ministry of Defence building near Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street, London has undergone a complete transformation to become an exemplar for sustainable and holistic development.

Aerial image of the London Sustainable Industries Park site, courtesy of the Greater London Authority, where the UK's first cradle-to-cradle demonstrator will be built

UK's first cradle-to-cradle demonstrator gets London planning permit

The UK's first cross-business cradle-to-cradle demonstrator has been granted planning permission and will be built on an industrial park in East London.

Natural wonder: Biodiversity strategies in action

Urban areas can provide homes for many species and plants that bring a multitude of benefits to the population. Dr Richard Delahay and Mark Line, explain why companies should strive to contribute to a richer environment by enhancing the biodiversity

The Mayor of London's director of environment Kulveer Ranger puts the final piece in place

Green wall unveiled at Edgware Road Tube station

A the 200sq m green wall was completed this morning in a ceremony that saw The Mayor of London's director of the environment Kulveer Ranger, slot the final piece into place at the sit on Marylebone Road.

New energy saving measures trialled at eco-friendly B&Q store

A pilot environmentally friendly DIY store will showcase a host of new energy saving devices.

Picture: Frosts Vertiscapes

Green roof and green walls for City of London hotel

The Mint hotel near the Tower of London hopes to be one of the most sustainable buildings in London after the unveiling of its green roof and flowering walls.

Eden showcases sustainable construction

The Eden Project in Cornwall is to hold an exhibition on sustainable construction.

Photo: McCoy Wynne

Liverpool plans green future

Liverpool City Council has commissioned an audit of the city's green infrastructure to develop a planning policy putting the environment at its heart.

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M&S most sustainable store to open

Marks & Spencer is opening its most sustainable UK store next month.

Winner from last nights awards

Green building leads the way at Sustainable City Awards

Leaders of sustainable business were revealed by Environment Agency chairman, Lord Chris Smith, as winners of the City of London Corporation's Sustainable City Awards.

FedEx posts new green building target

Postal service FedEx is claiming to be leading the delivery industry in green building after being awarded LEED status for its new building in Las Vegas.

Taiwan's most environmental building to open

The official opening of what is claimed to be Taiwan's first energy-saving and zero-carbon building takes place this week (January 12).

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Ecobuild 2011 gears up for its best ever year

Record attendance is expected at this year's Ecobuild exhibition at London's ExCeL centre.

Dublin Castle's hall

Energy efficiency for Ireland's historic buildings

How to effectively conserve energy in the historic building of Ireland will be the subject on an event in Dublin next week.

Biggest overhaul in more than 100 years to create green construction

The construction industry faces its biggest overhaul in more than a century if it's to meet the low carbon agenda, according to a new report.

Olympics showcase green energy centre credentials

The state-of-the-art energy centre at the Olympic Park was unveiled last week revealing the largest such scheme to ever be built in the UK.

Simple measures could save households £2 billion in energy bills

The Energy Saving Trust is claiming the nation could save more than £2 billion a year and hugely reduce its carbon emissions by taking 'simple steps.'

MasterCard HQ goes green

MasterCard's main technology centre has been recognised for its green credentials after winning LEED Gold certification.

Green ground rules for buildings released

A set to brand new rules to create the green buildings of the future has been released.

UK's first zero carbon church practices what it preaches

What could be the UK's first zero carbon church opened its doors to worshippers today (October 11).

New US scheme launched to make case for green schools

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) unveiled its new Centre for Green Schools last week, in the nation's capital Washington DC.

Thomson to provide greener getaways

Travel agency Thomson has published a new brochure aimed at making a greener getaway easier to choose.

London lagging behind on insulation

Households in London are the worst in Britain for installing insulation and lagging, new figures have revealed.

Living roof for living river project

Living Danube - the €500million project to revolutionise Hungary's environmental management of the river - took a further step towards completion recently when a high-performance green roof was installed on a waste water treatment plant in the country.

Passive House movement launches in Ireland

New homes in Ireland should be built without standard heating systems, a group of housing designers and contractors has claimed.

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Airport hotel could be UK's greenest

Still a year away from opening but the East Midlands Airport's Radisson Blu Hotel is already making waves in the green building world.

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Ground breaking green building in Staffordshire

Work has begun on a new green headquarters for one of the country's major recycling and waste management companies.

Brideshead's novel home gets green make over

A castle which doubled as the home of the aristocratic Marchmain family in a television adaptation of Brideshead Revisted has been transformed through a green makeover.

Campaign for green stamp of approval on more buildings

Green campaigners are lobbying for government legislation requiring all but the smallest commercial properties to display energy efficiency certificates.

Green building boost to budding eco entrepreneurs hopes YMCA

A charity supporting young people has carried out a green retro-fit of a former stable to create a working space for budding green entrepreneurs.

Funding for SMEs to improve green creds

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are to be given the opportunity to apply for grants towards greening their businesses, under new measures announced today (August 18).

Green light for controversial 'eco-friendly' service station

A controversial 'green' motorway service station on a Cotswold stretch of the M5 has been given planning permission.

Display opens on greening Empire State Building

The iconic Empire State Building has unveiled an interactive, multi-media sustainability exhibit promoting its $20million green retrofit.

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Rail operators on track to build flagship new green headquarters

The new Network Rail headquarters will fly the green flag using recycled building materials, green roofs and rainwater harvesting.

London museum opens first green roof

Environmentalist and TV presenter Dusty Gedge gave a personal tour of the Museum of London's new green roof as a prelude to the upcoming World Green Roof Congress 2010.

Exeter school embraces energy-saving Passivhaus movement

A new £9 million school in Devon is to be the first in the UK built according to the ultra-low energy consumption principles of the Passivhaus movement.

School and college go top of the class for energy saving

Two educational establishments will be top of the class for energy saving thanks to new renewable ground source energy systems.

Communities should pull together on green upgrades

Tackling environmental improvements across neighbourhoods is far more cost effective than carrying out work house by house.

Government under-fire after axing green improvements of schools

Under fire education secretary Michael Gove has failed to see off his critics after a fifth attempt to draw up a list of where £55 billion of cuts will hit the school's rebuilding programme.

Government hopes to encourage more small-scale renewable generation

The Government is today (July 12) launching a consultation into plans it hopes will help communities become more energy self-sufficient.

Welsh announce plans for new green building rules

A series of planned measures announced by the Welsh Government this morning (July 9) will mean new buildings in the country will have to be greener.

US army base greens its kennels

A US military base in sweltering Arizona is to overhaul its dog training unit to add a series of green measures.

Thermal imaging cameras used to tackle Scottish housing emissions

Pictures of Scottish homes taken with thermal imaging cameras will used to cut carbon emissions around the country.

An artist's impression of the scheme

Building watchdog criticises green credentials of landmark redevelopment

The Government's architecture watchdog has attacked the sustainability plans for a landmark redevelopment of a central London building.

Hewlett-Packard: 'Use cow poo to run servers'

Researchers from computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard have announced the findings of work into alternative sources of power for data centres.

Welsh to invest £30M in 'eco facelift'

Homes across Wales will be given 'eco facelifts' under plans announced by the Welsh assembly government today (May 17).

The house which could become a flagship for green makeovers in Ireland

Flagship green building renovation in Ireland

An environmental entrepreneur is transforming a 50-year-old Irish house with the latest green technology in a first for the country.

Beatriz Corredor (centre) address the conference

Spain plans 'intensive and sustainable' housing scheme for rundown areas

Spain's housing minister hopes to transform rundown neighbourhoods through 'intensive and sustainable' building.

Workers add solar panels to the meeting room roof

Mormon Church announces green building plans

The leader of the Mormon Church has pledged to use more green technology after overseeing the construction of the first environmentally-friendly meeting house in the northern hemisphere.

An artist's impression of the hospital

Hospital prepares for greener operation

A hospital packed with green technology could become the most environmentally friendly in Britain, according to the primary care trust building it.

Protesters form facebook group in retrofit campaign

Protesters angry about the decision to end a retrofitting scheme have set up a facebook group calling for the extension of it.

Dogs Trust plan pilot green kennel

Pioneering plans by the Dogs Trust could see the charity's energy sapping kennels reduce their bills by up to 60%.

Energy sapping buildings targeted under CRC

Greening energy sapping buildings will be key to meeting carbon reduction targets, the Environment Agency said today (March 24).

Supermarket's eco-store will be first to house bees

A supermarket chain is claiming a UK first by announcing plans for several hundred bees in land around its new eco-store.

Brighton closer to flagship 'eco-quarter'

Plans to develop an 'eco-quarter' in Brighton with low carbon housing and green jobs have moved a step closer.

The National Trust owned Crown Pub in Belfast

National Trust to green its country houses

The charity protecting the nation's heritage has promised to cut its reliance on fossil fuel in half within the next decade.

First eco home insurance launched

High street chain Marks and Spencer is claiming a UK first by offering insurance aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly products.

The Sears Tower

Green Buildings - review of the year 2009

Green buildings had one of the best years in recent times with a host of iconic buildings making the switch to more environmentally friendly technologies.

The Dubai Chamber

First LEED green building in the Arab world

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has become the first building in the Arab world to achieve globally recognised green credentials.

Disadvantaged Aussies to get green homes help

Low income homes in Australia will be able to reduce energy and water bills following the launch of a new government intuitive.

Call for more green spaces from Natural England

A better quality of green spaces could be created following the announcement of a partnership between Natural England and developers.

City becomes 'living laboratory' to tackle climate change

A project to help cities cope with climate change has been launched in Manchester this week.

SUDS, floods, tunnels and solutions

No one can be in any doubt that the UK's storm water drainage system is insufficient to meet the current and future demands. What is less certain is the best way to expand capacity. Alex Stephenson, David Schofield and Dr Ian Pallett of British Water's SUDS Focus Group examine issues that are holding back progress.

Tomorrow's home today

The government's proposal that all new homes should be zero-carbon rated by
2016 has set a tough target for housebuilders in terms of design, delivery and affordability. Gary Mills reports on a new development which addresses these issues

The green team

Civil-engineering supplier Burdens has streamlined its water and environmental products and services into a new division, Burdens Environmental. WWT's acting editor, Natasha Wiseman, reports

Ecobuild: Bigger than ever

Dubbed as Britain's biggest green building information programme, Ecobuild will showcase truly sustainable construction in action. John Haven reports

Suds lessons from the US

Dr Ian Pallett, technical director of British Water, reports on a mission to the US to find out how sustainable urban drainage systems (Suds) can help to manage and maintain water resources, and provide environmental and amenity benefits

London's peak temperatures were nine degrees higher than those in the surrounding countryside in the summer of 2003

Recycled materials could help pave the way to urban cooling

Crumbled rubber and recycled aggregates could be used to produce pavements that help reduce heat absorption as part of a plan to stop temperatures going through the roof in our sweltering summer cities.

Bridging the brownfield

The Bridge is a £400M scheme that aims to turn a 107 hectare brownfield site into a "culturally vibrant" new community. John Haven describes the ambitious Dartford development

The glass is greener

Recycled glass in wastewater treatment shows promise as a sustainable alternative to sand. Dr Nigel Horan of the University of Leeds and Mark Lowe of Aqua Enviro report

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