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20 Jun 2019

An Ageing Population – Challenges for the built environment

Following a trend across much of the developed world, the population of the UK is growing, and ageing. The UK population is projected to continue growing, reaching over 74 million by 2039. The population in the UK is getting older with 18% aged 65 and over and 2.4% aged 85 and...
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16 May 2019

Burton Safes: safe with LPS 1175 Issue 8

Burton Safes are proud to have over 30 products with LPS 1175 certification and are now delighted to be the first company to achieve LPS 1175 Issue 8 with two products from their extensive range of physical security solutions; Orthrus is a freestanding high security room of...
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07 Sep 2017

Eight Pathways Launched to Combat Modern Slavery and Unethical Practices in Supply Chains

New action programme, by APRES, to support the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials, products and people The APRES (Action Programme on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing) Eight Pathways Model is launched today via a White Paper produced by world-leading building science...
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22 Aug 2016

Environmental Assessment & EPD – Expanded Horizons

The phase out of the Green Guide to Specification, use of EPD in BREEAM, EN 15804 EPD, and online LCA tools. The Materials section in ‎BREEAM is designed to raise awareness of and encourage sustainable procurement and use of construction products.  For many years BREEAM has used...
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GG Editions
19 Nov 2015

The Green Guide to Specification: Past, Present & Future

If you’re familiar or unfamiliar with The Green Guide to Specification, here are some facts about the history of this important publication, and what the future holds.. The Green Guide Past. Green Guide to Specification first published in 1996: 125 elements across 9...
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29 Oct 2015

What are EPD? What can they do for you?

Are you a manufacturer, trade association, architect, specifier or builder? Have you heard all the fuss about EPD? What exactly are EPD? What can they do for you? Quite simply: An EPD (environmental product declaration) is a document which may be used in different countries to...
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