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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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Shutting the door on tenancy fraud

Posted on: 27 March 2012
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The latest research paper on tenancy fraud which for the first time, collates in one place a national dataset of housing stock, antifraud strategies, fraud reasons and costs, reveals how widespread and damaging a problem local authorities and social landlords are faced with.

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Assuring a legacy – promises, progress and potential. A review of legacy across the London 2012 Programme

Posted on: 27 March 2012
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This review focuses on whether the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Programme will deliver a sustainable legacy, and whether it will deliver on its legacy commitments.

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Leaving a transport legacy: Olympic and Paralympic Transport Legacy Action Plan

Posted on: 27 March 2012
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The Mayor of London and Transport for London, supported by the six Olympic and Paralympic host boroughs, have yesterday published a joint plan to ensure that the 2012 Games leave a permanent transport legacy to benefit millions of people and support economic development for generations to come.

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The Construction Index

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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A new construction magazine, The Construction Index, has been launched, aimed at main contractors, specialist contractors and plant hirers, and many other organisations in the construction supply chain, say its publishers. The magazine is available in print, digital and ‘tablet’ formats. The digital and iPad versions are available free of charge, with the print version distributed free to selected readers.

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Low carbon heritage buildings

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Change Partnership has commissioned a study into reducing carbon emissions from heritage buildings. Written by the consulting engineers Arup, the study comprises two documents. The first contains general guidance on the processes and techniques that can be used to reduce emissions and concentrates on the aspects that require special consideration when dealing with important historic assets. The second contains a series of case studies showing how these techniques can be applied to local buildings. Five Grade II buildings from different sectors were surveyed and recommendations were made on ways to significantly reducing the carbon emissions.

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A guide to understanding the embodied impacts of construction products

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This guide, produced by the Construction Products Association, aims to improve the understanding of the wider construction industry to the ways in which embodied impacts of construction products are assessed and how this information can then be used for building level design. The Guide discusses what is a Life Cycle Assessment, what are Environmental Product Declarations, what is the significance of the new European Standards CEN/TC 350 and the impact of the Construction Products Regulation, and looks in detail at the range of environmental indicators.

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Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has released a draft edition of the Community Protocol which is designed to help cities around the world measure and report GHG emissions using a more consistent protocol. Comments are requested by 20 April 2012.

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European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT)

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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The Climate-ADAPT website, developed by the European Commission, is described as  the most comprehensive website for information on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Europe. The website, to be managed by the Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA), is aimed at policy makers, engineers, planners and administrators, who can learn from the experience of others facing similar challenges and already carrying out adaptation actions elsewhere. To highlight the cross-cutting nature of adaptation to climate change, ClimateADAPT is related to other information systems the European Environment Agency manages in close collaboration with the Commission. These include the Biodiversity Information System for Europe, the Water Information System for Europe and the land use data centre.

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Temple Avenue Project: Energy efficient new homes for the 21st century

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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Processes and cultures in the housebuilding industry and its supply chain will have to become more robust if they are to deliver zero carbon homes in 2016, according to a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Research carried out by the foundation shows that design and thermal calculations, and specification, installation and commissioning of mechanical ventilation and other services are among the areas that need to improve.

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Consultation on the EU environment policy priorities for 2020: Towards a 7th EU Environment Action Programme

Posted on: 23 March 2012
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The purpose of this consultation is to collect the views of all stakeholders, at EU and national level, and the public at large on the environment policy priorities up to 2020. Comments are requested by 1 June 2012.

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