Make Sure Eco-Friendly Building Look Nice: Building Them Is Hard Enough

An article on the New York Times website caught my attention this last weekend. BioRegional, the developers behind London’s BedZED development, the environmentally friendly housing unit in Hackbridge, are looking to build a new set of Green housing units in California. BioRegional is hoping to replicate the successes, such as BedZED’s passive heating design that […]

Barratt Homes Unveil The First Large-Scale Zero-Carbon Emissions Community.

Barratt homes unveiled the first images of the first large-scale zero carbon emissions community ever to be build in Britain. The scheme near Bristol will include 195 homes and will meet the highest level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The development is set to be ready for the first residents to move in […]

London Leading UK’s Office Market Recovery

According to Kings Sturge data, the second half of 2009 started off with signs of recovery for the UK office market, and with the London market leading the way.  However, this recovery seems to be uneven since a number of regional centres are showing a much slower return to growth.  King Sturge office research partner […]

Values Little Effected by EPC’s

The Estates Gazette reported that energy ratings, introduced by the government in 2008, have failed to encourage tenants to take space in greener buildings. A recent gathering of nine valuers found that energy performance certificates had not had a noticeable effect on values. David Goatman, head of sustainability consultancy at Knight Frank, said the Carbon […]