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.

As a trusted partner for the specification sector Crown Paints offers a range of services to support and inform property and architectural professionals.

The University of Bradford’s origins go back to 1832, when The Mechanics Institute was set up to meet the city’s growing need for workers with cutting-edge skills. The university continually invests in its campus to provide a world-class teaching and learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities. And its latest addition, the innovative Bright Building, continues the long tradition, designed to the highest sustainability standards.

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