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The Green Deal and Energy Companies Obligation. London, 16 November 2012

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As more details of the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) emerge, this conference looked ahead to implementation in 2013 and what it means for local authorities. The conference drew together existing experience of promoting energy efficiency measures. It will offer research on customer behaviour and attitudes to help local authorities work with local partners to promote take-up of the Green Deal. Presentations are available online.

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The energy future of buildings: BSRIA Briefing 2012. London, 16 November 2012

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The BSRIA Briefing is an annual building services event of presentations and Q&As with leading industry speakers. This year’s Briefing addressed the cloud of confusion that faces our sector in understanding what the energy mix is going to look like in the future so that professionals can offer solutions that meet today’s immediate economic as well as regulatory requirements. Consideration was given to the energy needs upon which forthcoming commercial investment and development depends, whilst recognising that structures will not only be expected to perform successfully over several decades, but also improve social conditions and effectively protect the environment. Presentations are available online.

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North West Bicester Eco-town

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The first, exemplar phase of the UK’s first eco town development at North West Bicester has been awarded One Planet Living status, one of only six developments in the world to achieve this benchmark. One Planet Living is a coveted endorsement which confirms the project as making a sustainable future a reality today.

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A tale of two buildings: Are EPCs a true indicator of energy efficiency?

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A joint report from Better Building Partnership (BBP) and Jones Lang LaSalle highlights the importance of measuring and achieving reductions in actual energy consumption. Using data gathered from over 200 buildings over the past four years, the study measured the actual energy performance of BBP members’ managed properties in London with surprising results. The report considers whether Energy Performance Certificates alone are sufficient to deliver the Government’s targets to ‘de-carbonise’ the UK’s built environment, and how successful the property industry is in tackling the issue of reducing actual energy consumption. It also contains recommendations and guidance for both owners and occupiers.

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Build Qatar Live

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This 48-hour virtual design collaboration, held on 27-29 November 2012. New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Qatar Live shows the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event was open to worldwide participation. A specially chosen and internationally known site in Qatar was announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development.  All the key information was published in interoperable formats, and teams were free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site  The efforts of the BIM Academy team, which was declared overall winner, are available online.

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North West Bicester Eco-town

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The first, exemplar phase of the UK’s first eco town development at North West Bicester has been awarded One Planet Living status, one of only six developments in the world to achieve this benchmark. One Planet Living is a coveted endorsement which confirms the project as making a sustainable future a reality today.

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Annual Review: Environment and Resources

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The 2012 issue of this annual journal has recently been published with articles available under the following headings: Earth’s life support systems; Human use of environment and resources; Management, guidance, and governance of environment and resources.

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What is the future of the CRC?

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The Environmental Industries Commission has published a major industry-led review into the future of the Government’s flagship environmental policy, the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), following an in-depth, industry-wide research including detailed policy workshops, a cross-industry survey and one-to-one interviews with both CRC participants and carbon management consultants from the public and private sectors. The report argues for a longer term future for a management and allowance system, within the context of the challenges and barriers to energy efficiency which the CRC was originally developed to address.

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Towards seamless public transport

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The latest International Transport Forum (ITF) Policy Brief discusses transformations towards seamless public transport initiatives, including developments in ticketing, network design and institutional coordination. Essential considerations of these developments for users, operators and governments were discussed at a joint seminar of the ITF and the Korean Transport Institute in March 2012.

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Health and quality of life in urban areas

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This is the second in a series of Synthesis Reports (SR) produced by URBAN-NEXUS. These Reports are intended mainly for municipalities, policy-makers and businesses engaged in urban issues, but may also be of interest to organisations, institutions and networks involved in decision-making and developing partnerships to tackle problems encountered in urban sustainable development and management. Each Synthesis Report (SR) of the Urban Nexus project will address a different theme; and this one highlights the importance and urgency of integrating health and quality of life in urban areas. The report contains a comprehensive list of references.

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