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New biodiversity management standard »

A new standard aims to provide authorities, developers, planners and local government ecologists with the necessary information and methodology to make sound decisions on biodiversity issues.

We Made 2012 »

We Made 2012, an exhibition running until 15 August at The Building Centre in London, celebrates the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and looks ahead to their economic, sporting and learning legacy.

Sustainable Procurement for Construction Projects: London 2012 learning legacy »

A new public sector guide from Defra draws on learning from sustainable procurement of London 2012 construction projects to inspire and assist those procuring projects of every scale to achieve cost savings and other benefits.

Improving sustainability in civil engineering: award for Olympic Park »

The Olympic Park has been given the Eric Hughes award for its outstanding contribution to improving sustainability in civil engineering at the 2013 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement awards.

Good practice in sustainable design and construction »

A new good-practice guide on how to achieve sustainable development through sustainable design and construction, and local plan-making, has produced for use by local planning authorities in England, together with other interested parties.

The Olympic Park: showcasing sustainable construction »

Olympic Delivery Authority chairman Sir John Armitt's report on the construction of the Olympic Park highlights the new approaches to sustainability successfully adopted for construction of the “greenest Games ever”.

London 2012 sustainability lessons learned »

Following its series of events highlighting the sustainability lessons learned during the London 2012 construction project, the UK Green Building Council has published a guide to achieving the gold standard in sustainability.

The Green Construction Board »

The background and aims of the Green Construction Board, a close collaboration between industry and Government to make the most of business opportunities from the transition to a greener economy.

Housing round-up: regenerative design, urban neighbourhoods, building Britain »

The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development and housing: regenerative design and development, sustainable urban neighbourhoods, sustainable growth for the built environment.

Sustainable construction and innovation through procurement: supplier consultation »

Introducing the SCI-Network, which connects public sector buyers with sustainable construction solutions, and inviting construction industry professionals and suppliers to share their experience through a brief online survey.