Jess Duffell •
20 Oct 2015
Working in the sustainability sector, I often get invited to ‘sustainability stakeholder days’ and events for the ‘environmental professional’. I went along to the Hanson Stakeholder Day, as it is always interesting to hear first-hand about developments within our supply chain.
Alison Guscott •
25 Sep 2015
This week is world green building week. They have a clever little calculator which works out your environmental impacts, and how many planets we would need if everyone lived like you.
Turns out I’m not as good as I hoped! So where am I going wrong? Or what I should really be asking is how can I do better?
Anthony Heaton •
23 Sep 2015
This week I saw the phrase ‘cost effective sustainability’.
It doesn’t need an environmental professional to guess the author of this phrase had a pretty sceptical view of the value of sustainability. So why have sustainable technologies been so common over the last seven to eight years, when they were not always cost-effective – after all, isn’t ‘economic’ one of the pillars of sustainability?
Dr Hardip Mann
21 Sep 2015
Are you breathing comfortably? Maybe you’re reading this at work, in an office, or maybe on a bus, a train or at home? Either way, you are probably reading it indoors, which is where 90% of our time is spent in Western Europe. That’s 20 hours of our day indoors! No wonder then that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can affect our health and wellbeing.
Beth Kidd •
09 Jul 2015
What do you get if you take one giant wicker worm, six chickens, 20 BAM volunteers, 1,000 plastic bottles, two plots of earth and celebrity chef, Raymond Blanc?
01 Jun 2015
"Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." This year's World Environment Day theme highlights the need for us to carefully consider our resource use, with over seven billion people on the planet and many nations consuming more than their fair share of resources.
18 May 2015
The challenge has been set for the construction industry to reach the Government’s ambitious 2025 targets. These include lowering construction costs and the whole life cost of built assets by 33%, lowering emissions by 50%, and delivering projects 50% faster. So how are we going to do it?