Sustainability

The 'novel and complex' government scheme to promote nature within property developments was launched 'without having all elements in place to ensure its long-term success', warns the National Audit Office

'Too many EPCs do not provide an accurate assessment of the energy efficiency of a home.'

'Off-grid' is no longer the preserve of the tree huggers, says Dorcas George-Jones of Castellum.

As new BNG rules kick in, proptech start-up Joe’s Blooms has launched a new product for SME property developers, backed by Planning Portal.

Savills' annual research points to 'an inflection' for global cities in 2024 'as funding environments improve and real estate investment volumes start to recover.'

Fresh guidance aims to 'revolutionise retrofitting practices across the UK.'

'We will not reach net zero without a significant shift in how we view development,' says Westminster Council's Geoff Barraclough.

'Wondrwall is reinventing home energy efficiency,' declares new Chair David Buzby.

'Visionary' project in East Sussex is being masterminded by two former Greenpeace directors.

Academics from Oxford University explore the purpose and practicalities of the government's latest environmental policy - which will have a major impact on property developments.

'Quantifiable biodiversity net gain targets at 10% provide helpful clarity for developers to demonstrate the biodiversity benefits of schemes transparently,' says Knight Frank of new rules affecting housebuilders

John D Wood & Co. has branded an insect hotel in a prime location.