The many benefits of incorporating Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) into new projects should make them an unmissable opportunity for architects and specifiers keen to design attractive developments in well-landscaped settings. Mark Goodger, Regional Technical Manager at Hydro International, explains more.

Sarah Evans, Head of Channel Marketing at Hansgrohe UK, explains why the company believes the key to a successful project is to consider lifetime costs.

The Lariza Building in Tres Cantos, Madrid, recently underwent a refurbishment that brought the 1970s build into the 21st century.

Developer Bloor Homes has opted for a centralised LPG supply from Flogas to power its brand-new, off-grid housing development in Suffolk. Not only does the new miniature LPG grid deliver instant and reliable gas to residents, but it also helps ensure the development meets the minimum new-build efficiency requirements outlined in Building Regulations.

Leeds is a core focus of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative and as the third largest and one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, it’s easy to see why.

John McMullan from EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses why sustainability needs to be part of a ‘built to last’ construction culture, and discusses the role of the roofing sector in driving better long-term performance from the fabric of a building.

Architects, contractors and clients are set to save time and hassle with Sika’s Sustainability Hub, sarnafil.co.uk/hub, a new website packed with tools for those specifying projects with a sustainability requirement.

Gavin Napper, Area Director of Morgan Sindall, explains why small shifts in outlook are creating a big impact on our approach to sustainability.

Passive House principles have been adopted and proven across Europe and are increasingly being employed in the UK to deliver buildings that are energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time.

Guy Thompson explains how The Concrete Centre responds to the challenges and many enquiries about the sustainability performance of concrete and how the industry is committed to a holistic measure of sustainability thus enabling designers and specifiers to produce evermore sustainable solutions.

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