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Building resilience

It pays to build for resilience

For every $1 governments spend on increasing the resilience of existing buildings, $6 is saved in property losses, health costs and interruption to business, new US research has found.

virtual reality building

Digital twins help to deliver better buildings

The building industry is in the throes of a significant transformation as it forges a new approach to how buildings are constructed to ensure they better suit future environments.

A few billion more reasons to pursue healthy green buildings

The energy saving benefits of green buildings have long been understood, but new research from Harvard University has now put a dollar value on the climate and health benefits of reduced atmospheric pollution.

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BNEF’s 10 energy predictions for 2018

The Fifth Estate has kicked into gear for another year, and according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance it promises to be a big one for the clean energy and transport sectors.

Future office trends: wellness, urban farms and no cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities.

With the right tools, we can mine cities

Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using materials from buildings and infrastructure in our cities.