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Improving lives through Sustainable Design

Improving lives through Sustainable Design 5760 3840 Greengage Environmental

Green Sky Thinking Week 2018, is an annual event organised by Open City to spread best practice for sustainability in the built environment. This year’s theme was ‘People First’, with a task…

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Play Day 2018

Play Day 2018 300 280 Greengage Environmental

Wednesday 1st August 2018 is Play Day; a national day dedicated to highlighting the importance of play in children’s lives, celebrated by both small-scale community events and large organised events in…

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Net Zero Energy: Homes designed for the future

Net Zero Energy: Homes designed for the future 3064 2000 Greengage Environmental

With rising energy bills a concern for any tenant, the ability to generate more income through living in a zero-energy home can offset any worries about investing on a smart…

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Canary Wharf Group – New Biodiversity Action Plan

Canary Wharf Group – New Biodiversity Action Plan 4087 2725 Greengage Environmental

In 2004 Canary Wharf Group became one of the first developers to create a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). Through its implementation a suitable living environment for native and threatened species…

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Greengage and City of Trees

Greengage and City of Trees 1264 858 Greengage Environmental

What is City of Trees? City of trees is an exciting and innovative project in Greater Manchester which is set to rejuvenate the landscape by transforming underused and unloved woodlands…

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Reshaping Catford Town Centre

Reshaping Catford Town Centre 2000 1115 Greengage Environmental

Studio Egret West with Carl Turner Architects, Civic Engineers and Greengage have been commissioned by Lewisham Council to lead a major initiative to re-shape Catford town centre. A significant aspiration…

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Transforming a zero-carbon building without spending a fortune

Transforming a zero-carbon building without spending a fortune 150 150 Greengage Environmental

The UK Government think they have part of the answer in the creation of a new fund designed to decarbonise heat in cities across the UK. The Government are committing…

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CPFC unveil Selhurst Park redevelopment plans

CPFC unveil Selhurst Park redevelopment plans 300 143 Greengage Environmental

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop Selhurst Park, creating a new Crystal Palace for a new era. The project, which is expected to cost between…

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Another BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for Greengage and Whitbread Premier Inn

Another BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for Greengage and Whitbread Premier Inn 3600 2400 Greengage Environmental

Achieving BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ with a Post Construction score of 87.69%, Tolworth Premier Inn is now the second highest BREEAM certified hotel, following Greengage’s earlier success with St Martin’s Lane hub…

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Sustainability on the run…

Sustainability on the run… 324 200 Greengage Environmental

Our very own Rob Miller ran the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15th April fundraising and raising awareness for the WWF. There was a slight twist, he would run the entire…

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The greenest city in the world

The greenest city in the world 300 211 Greengage Environmental

The draft London Plan and Environment Strategy both contain big ambitions for the capital. Morgan Taylor scrutinises the proposals. The draft London Plan was published by the capital’s mayor Sadiq…

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Driving Social Value Report released

Driving Social Value Report released 8334 3334 Greengage Environmental

In January 2017 at the Sustainable Cities Leadership Summit, the UKGBC and Core Cities agreed to take forward a piece of work to help make sense of how social value…

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Clapham Park Regeneration gets Council go-ahead

Clapham Park Regeneration gets Council go-ahead 908 604 Greengage Environmental

Late on Wednesday evening last week at Lambeth Town Hall, planning permission was granted for Metropolitan to undertake the £1.6bn redevelopment of Clapham Park in South London. Greengage are incredibly…

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A new London Plan for a greener London?

A new London Plan for a greener London? 8334 3334 Greengage Environmental

Last November saw the relatively low key release of the Mayor’s draft New London Plan. This document provides a proposed update to the existing 2016 London Plan introduced by Sadiq…

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GRESB Assessment 2018

GRESB Assessment 2018 3677 2884 Greengage Environmental

GRESB are publishing their Pre-Release of the Real Estate Assessment and Real Estate Developer Assessment on February 15th this year. This is the first opportunity to view the new 2018…

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My first year as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant – Laura Thrower

My first year as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant – Laura Thrower 611 800 Greengage Environmental

Since early in secondary school, Geography was my passion due to its diverse and holistic nature. I studied BSc (Hons) Geography at the University of Exeter, where my interest in…

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The future for energy and development, draft London Plan shows the way

The future for energy and development, draft London Plan shows the way 4500 3188 Greengage Environmental

Following publication of the draft London Plan, Greengage have the following energy-related recommendations for new projects: Include Accredited or Enhanced Construction Detailing (ACDs or ECDs) within the domestic architectural package.…

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Developing a Sustainable Masterplan – Don’t forget the spaces between the buildings!

Developing a Sustainable Masterplan – Don’t forget the spaces between the buildings! 4092 2745 Greengage Environmental

With sustainability having historically been focussed on the assessment of buildings, has the industry been missing a trick by not maximising opportunities offered for sustainable performance by the spaces between…

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Nature in the City – the Sky’s the Limit

Nature in the City – the Sky’s the Limit 1440 1440 Greengage Environmental

People have become worryingly disconnected from the natural world. Our green spaces and wildlife are often away from where we live and work; nature has become a novelty. As policy…

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What is ‘Social Value’ and how can we measure it?

What is ‘Social Value’ and how can we measure it? 8334 3334 Greengage Environmental

Greengage are currently working with around half a dozen different clients in helping them to answer this question. The short answer is, social value can be defined in many different…

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