From sustainable supermarkets to energy efficiency and green walls to timber skyscrapers, it’s that time of year when we look back at what’s been most popular in the 2degrees Built Environment working group during 2012.
- 2degrees Sustainability Essentials: Building energy efficiency through behavior change
Comprehensive overview of how behavior change can translate into real energy savings.
- 22 firms sign-up as Green Deal providers
Who were the firms to sign-up to become the first Green Deal providers?
- M&S' greenest store sets agenda for future designs
This year Marks and Spencer opened what it claims is its greenest store yet, find out why and what it’s got in store for the future.
- Benefits of green walls greater than first thought
Greening streets with trees, bushes and living walls could cut pollution by as much as 30%, 10 times what was previously thought.
- How Google is creating healthier, more productive work places
In this short video, Google’s team lead for green building, talks about the firm’s philosophy towards building healthy, eco-friendly, inspiring workplaces.
- 30-floor wooden skyscraper planned for Vancouver
In this video, architect Michael Green talks about his plans for a 30-floor skyscraper in Vancouver, Canada, built out of timber.
- What makes a BREEAM 'Outstanding' building?
Martin Townsend of BRE Global discusses the highest ranking of the green building rating system.
- Waitrose blazes the trail with two more BREEAM 'Outstanding' stores
Following a theme, Waitrose this year added two more sustainable stores to its property portfolio.
- How do you go from a DEC rating of 'G' to 'C' in four years? Just ask DECC
A case study on the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s efforts to improve energy efficiency across its portfolio of buildings in Whitehall, London.
- Raising the energy performance of your properties: What are your biggest challenges?
Ahead of our next 2degrees Live event: Raising the Energy Performance of Your Properties, we asked for your biggest energy performance challenges.
- Building energy efficiency: Is it time for a radical rethink?
Dave Farebrother argues that it’s time to start taking radical steps if we’re to hit our carbon emission reduction targets.
- Energy Efficiency: Identifying the hot spots in your property portfolio
Join URS in this webinar on rapid energy modelling, which can be used for understanding a building’s energy use and simulating improvements.
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Find out which were the top 12 of 2012 in the Smart Cities working group.