Europe

Bloomberg HQ sustainable buildings

Is new Bloomberg HQ world’s greenest building?

Business and financial news company Bloomberg has officially opened its £1 billion (AU$1.72b) European HQ in London, a building it has labelled the world’s most sustainable.

Macquarie finalises UK green bank purchase

Australian-owned Macquarie Group has completed the acquisition of the UK Green Investment Bank from the British Government for a price of £2.3 billion (AU$3.7b). However, despite the company’s pledge to…

London sets out plan to become world’s greenest city

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he wants London to be the world’s greenest global city by 2050. He has set out his aims – including zero waste, zero carbon buildings and 100 per cent renewable energy – in a draft London Environment Strategy.

Garden city

How to build a garden city: Part 2

Modern garden cities and one planet developments The Art of Building a Garden City: Designing new communities for the 21st Century is an ambitious new book that attempts to both…

Garden city

How to build a garden city: Part 1

An ambitious new book is a thorough attempt both to tell the history of the garden city movement in Britain and to provide guidance on planning and creating such a city now.

Europe starts work on making buildings smarter

The European Commission is proposing that a voluntary scheme for rating the “smart readiness” of buildings be adopted by the end of 2019. This scheme will include the development of…