Strategies & Consultations

This morning I went to the launch of the ‘business plan’ I blogged about back in March. All the usual suspects gathered in Kings Place near Kings Cross for a two hour romp through the report in a Dragon’s Den style format. I tweeted some of the event (once the wifi was sorted out) as […]

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Via Andrew Lainton’s excellent planning blog (a must read ifyou’re interested in the NPPF) comes the advice for inspectors (pdf) with regards to NPPF – two paragraphs of interest to me: Provide more flexibility regarding manner in which local planning authorities meet local requirements for decentralised energy supply. Encouragement for local planning authorities to map areas […]

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UKGBC have recently made announcements on their plan to develop a business plan for “UK Built Environment Plc”, with Deloitte steering the research: The mega company needs to develop a plan for the next 40 years. By developing PEST-based scenarios for future operating environments, and conducting SWOT analyses to determine a range of strategic options, […]

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For those not blinded with consultation fatigue, there is 4 weeks left to respond to the EEDO call for evidence for energy efficiency. By all accounts these guys need as much help as possible – the office has been set up with around 50 civil servants from all over (including Treasury) whose first strength may […]

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Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England was published on 21 November to much fanfare and, with what is becoming much more common, widespread trailing of the content on the run-up to the publication and announcements. So what was there for sustainability within the strategy? Nothing much was reported in the press, either industry […]

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CBI ‘Unfreezing the market’

by Mel Starrs on November 12, 2011

in Strategies & Consultations

The CBI have released a report aptly named ‘Unfreezing the market‘ which makes 11 recommendations, both short and long term, for the government and the market to kick start the housing market, which should in theory then boost the wider economy. After the doom and gloom of the past few weeks (a series of FiT […]

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Fill in the survey and be in with a chance of winning an iPod nano. A key priority for the UK-GBC is to build capacity and understanding around sustainability throughout the industry. To achieve this we are in the process of developing a training and education programme for professionals working in the built environment and would […]

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Anyone else getting impatient waiting for documents to be published? High on my wishlist are the NPPF and the government reponse to the IGT report. The good news is that the new Construction Strategy (pdf, 43 pages) confirms our wait is almost over: Specific actions will be developed in relation to Government‟s construction strategy for […]

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EPBD-2 – a quick guide

by Mel Starrs on May 16, 2011

in Strategies & Consultations

NHBC and ZCH have issued a very useful 15 page guide to EPBD-2: Zero Carbon Hub with NHBC Foundation has developed an introductory guide to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD-2). The guide provides a brief overview of the Directive and highlights the actions (Articles) proposed by the first and second EPBDs, giving special […]

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It’s virtually the last regulatory mechanism left to meet that target. Anyone want to hazard a guess to when it will appear?

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