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Ireland's national stadium goes 100% renewable for Six Nations

Aviva stadium, home of the Ireland rugby team will be fully powered by renewable energy for the upcoming 2016 Six Nations tournament, becoming the first stadium in the competition to be so.

Kingspan was one of more than 200 businesses to sign a letter condemning the Government's halt of its zero-carbon homes policy

New insulation technology could boost building efficiency by 20%

Kingspan Insulation has developed what it calls "the most significant insulated panel technology breakthrough in a decade".

Melbourne's Rectangle Stadium features a rainwater collection system that saves up to 500,000 gallons of water every year

Greening the game: The world's most sustainable stadiums

Sports stadiums and pitches often require vast amounts of energy, water and raw materials to maintain them, with little prior thought given to sustainability. But the vast amounts of money involved in professional sport lends itself to exciting innovations, and the stadiums are no different.

Volkswagen has a goal to reduce freshwater consumption across its brand portfolio by 25% by 2018

Volkswagen closes in on wastewater-free automotive production

Volkswagen Group is looking to make its production factories "wastewater-free" and has revealed that it is close to achieving this at a number of sites.

An artists impression of the Yubileyniy Stadium planned for 2018 in Saransk. pic: Gradproject CJSC Moscow

Russia goes green with 2018 World Cup preparations

With the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil now over, planning and construction is already underway in the 2018 host nation Russia, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.

The new Levi's stadium will open in Calfornia next month

Levi's NFL stadium sets benchmark in water conservation

A Levi's stadium set to open next month in Calfornia as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers American Football team will run on recycled water, as part of a quest to become the greenest stadium in the country.

Coca-Cola has replenished an estimated 108.5 billion liters of water back to communities and nature to date

Coca-Cola takes water replenishment to new heights

Coca-Cola remains on track to become 'water neutral' by 2020, having last year returned 68% of the water used in its finished beverages to the communities it was taken from.

VW's solar PV array is the largest of any car manufacturer in the US

Why being green means thinking blue for Volkswagen

Waterless technology, rainwater harvesting, Platinum LEED certification and the largest solar PV array of any car manufacturer in the US, Rob Bell finds out what's driving VW's 'Think Blue.Factory' strategy at its Chattanooga facility stateside

Siemens crystallises thinking on smart sustainable cities

Siemens has positioned itself at the forefront of urbanisation technology with the unveiling of The Crystal in London - the world's largest showcase dedicated to greening future cities.

FedEx now operates Boeing 777F aircraft, helping to cut down on fuel usage

FedEx bids to improve community relations

With its new environmental programme, the global giant FedEx intends to bring change to the company and communities

Diageo's brands include Guinness and Johnnie Walker. The company plans to cut emissions and increase water efficiency

Diageo invest in green production plants

By investing in environmentally sustainable production, Diageo has shown its commitment to a green vision of the future

LEED vs BREEAM: What's best?

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is starting to gain ground in the UK, but can it challenge the dominance of BREEAM, the UK's design and assessment method for sustainable buildings? Dave Cheshire reports

Green Schools Grapple with Cost Premium

US lawyer William P Pearce looks at whether going green is costing American schools in the long run.

Beyond Bali

After all the sound and fury, what did the Bali roadmap portend for the property sector, asks Richard Burge

Lean manufacturing made simple

Tom Idle paid a visit office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller to find out more about its impressive new offices, built to the latest environmental standards. But, besides the shiny new building, he found a company at the leading edge of sustainable practice


Dr Don McLean, MD of Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), looks to the future of sustainability in the world of building design and construction

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