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First of Bystrup’s T-Pylons completes

[FIRST LOOK] The first T-Pylons designed by Danish-based architecture, design and engineering practice Bystrup have been installed in Nottinghamshire

Green Deal

Green Party pledges VAT cut on refurbs

The Green Party has pledged to cut VAT on all housing repairs and renovations

Green Deal

Small sites exempt from zero carbon standards

The government’s plans to ‘water down’ its commitment to making all homes zero carbon by 2016 have been given the go-ahead

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It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes

The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes

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Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

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CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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Architects condemn government plan to relax energy rating demands

Ministers’ plans to scrap energy ratings for public buildings have come under fire from the RIBA

Video: BIG tests smoke ring blower for €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope Video

This new video reveals how a new system will blow out ‘reminder’ smoke rings from BIG’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen

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Architects’ role is bigger than ever in green sky thinking

Architects will host almost a third of the events at this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week (20-24 April)

Green infrastructure

UK-GBC calls for more green infrastructure in the built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, streets trees and woodlands in every scheme

FootprintWire

Google Project Loon

FootprintWire 18.06.13

Today’s green news: Google launches Project Loon

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