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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior materials: Research programme WISER (Wellbeing: Improving Satisfaction of End users in Refurbishment)

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This Information Paper provides some background on the subject of wellbeing in buildings and presents the findings of a BRE Trust project, ‘Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior material selection’. The project’s innovative approach was in focusing on end users’ wellbeing beyond the scope of indoor air quality: wellbeing that occupants perceive to be influenced primarily by the materials used in built environments. BRE’s WISER data-collection tool and Five golden rules guide will enable decision makers to choose materials for refurbishment and refit projects that will support the wellbeing of occupants. [ISBN 978-1-84806-293-1 Price £13]

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Waste water treatment in the United Kingdom – 2012.Implementation of the European Union Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive – 91/271/EEC

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This document describes what the UK has done to improve waste water treatment and meet its commitments under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive. It provides a general description of the present situation, monitoring and investment, and explains how individuals can help to reduce water pollution.

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Review of the barriers to institutional investment in private rented homes

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Sir Adrian Montague’s review, commissioned by the Government to look into overcoming the barriers to institutional investment in the private rented sector, has been published. It presents a number of recommendations designed to boost housing supply and stimulate the wider economy. However, there are fears that the proposals could lead to a reduction in the level of affordable housing offered by developers under section 106 agreements. The review believes it is essential that Government clearly signals the importance it attaches to the expansion of the “build to let” market.

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Cycle-rail toolkit

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This toolkit, developed by the Association of Train Operating Companies, aims to help train operators embed cycle-rail provision firmly within their business objectives by explaining how to provide for cyclists, how to encourage new users, and how to promote and market their facilities to ensure that maximum benefits are gained.

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Britain’s welcome to visitors from overseas

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The latest monthly bulletin from Visit Britain considers Britain’s welcome to visitors from overseas.

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Designing a Copenhagen neighbourhood to deal with climate change

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Architecture studio Tredje Narur is redesigning a Copenhagen neighbourhood to better handle the floods expected as climate change leads to fewer but heavier rain storms.

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Peckham Library revisited

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The Will Alsop-designed Peckham Library won the 2000 Stirling Prize, wowing the judging panel with its ‘eye-catching’ design. This video revisits the library to see how it was built and to remind ourselves of the design ethos behind its Alsopesque features which include the now familiar wonky columns, cantilevered floor spaces and pods. It also asks whether the library continues to have that ‘wow’ factor that so impressed the 2000 Stirling Judges.

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Legal definition of waste guidance

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This guidance is aimed at businesses and other organisations which take decisions on a day-to-day basis about whether something is or is not waste. In most cases, the decision is straightforward and whoever is taking the decision does not need guidance from the competent authorities to help them take it. However, in some cases, the decision is more difficult (e.g. where the substance or object has a value or a potential use or where the decision is about whether waste has been fully recovered or recycled and has therefore ceased to be waste). The aim of the guidance is to help ensure that the right decision is taken in these more difficult cases.

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A GBC Guide to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

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On 15 June 2012 a new Directive aimed at improving energy efficiency in the EU was agreed. It is expected to help lead a transformation in the energy performance of existing buildings, in the same way as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast (EPBD) is leading the transformation for new buildings. It replaces the CHP Directive (2004/8/EC) and the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC). This document is intended to help Green Building Councils and their members understand some of the main aspects of the Directive that will impact on buildings.

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Residential parking: Guidance note

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The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) have worked together to produce a joint publication to offer those working on planning, design and delivery of the most up to date good practice guidance on residential parking.

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