In recent years, there have been significant calls for a more technologically driven construction sector which would not meet the expected standards in quality, time and cost but also integrate sustainable principles in delivering...
Policy and standards for promoting the delivery of low and zero carbon new homes in England.
How can the circular economy help address housing shortages and sustainability? This issue reflects on the question, and also casts its eye over telecommunications and tenancy.
Over the past few years, studies on the benefits of green building have been conducted and published. However, little scholarly attention has been paid to the need to review the existing literature on the benefits of green buildin...
This paper presents a qualitative study that investigated occupants’ practices in two BREEAM Excellent buildings. This research investigated the levels of satisfaction of the building occupants with the thermal, lighting and aural...
Intended for use within the UK, this guidance is essential reading for all RICS members asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
UK agriculture is at a break point, according to this issue’s lead article, while reports from Africa look at the challenges the continent faces in creating sustainable cities, and the impact of the recent drought in Cape Town.
The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is accelerating within architectural practices. However, there is evidence to support the premise that lean construction principles are being underutilised. This research ...
Ash dieback disease hit the headlines in 2012 with predictions of devastation, but then seemed to be forgotten. Yet in the intervening years it has continued to spread and is now threatening millions of trees across the UK.
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
From the Soviet project to map the world to the use of camera technology in US water management, this issue is concerned with the past and future of land measurement.
In Australia, Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste presents a significant proportion of industrial solid waste going to landfill. Although C&D waste has received increasing attention from industry practitioners and researchers ...
This insight paper provides an introduction to MEES and the potential impact of the regulations on UK property management and valuation.
This report aims to develop an understanding of what best practice looks for land-use planning on the urban fringe.
This report examines the importance placed on environmental sustainability in the decision-making process of UK fund managers when making property investments.
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Intended to assist surveyors of all levels of expertise, this note provides guidance on advising clients as to how environmental and sustainability issues impact upon all aspects of land, property and construction.
There is a revolution going on in the development and application of satellite technology, and much of it is highly relevant to surveyors.