Environmental issues related to buildings

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Post date: 28 Feb 2010
Type: Link

Post date: 28 Feb 2010
Type: Link

The report is broken down into nine key themes as follows: Flood risk • The Thames Barrier has been raised 114 times to protect London from tidal and fluvial flooding since it became operational. Closures are becoming more frequent with two thirds occurring since 2000. Climate change may increase the risk of flooding, and require the barrier to be closed more often in the future. • Approximately half a million properties are in the floodplain in London.
Post date: 25 Feb 2010
Type: News

Only six forecast they will not manage to reach their target through domestic action alone, although two of these say that with fresh national initiatives they can meet or exceed their targets. None of the six expect to be more than 1%-point below their target.Top achievers are Spain, which believes it will reach 22.7% renewables by 2020 - almost 3%-points above its 20% target. Next comes Germany which expects to be 0.7%-points above its 18% target. In addition Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden will exceed their targets.
Post date: 22 Feb 2010
Type: News

Post date: 19 Feb 2010
Type: Case

The system, which was initially installed on 25 streets in Dörentrup, could not be simpler. By phoning the Dial4Light call centre, streets, public walkways, sports grounds and sites of interest are lit up. The lights remain on for 10 to 15 minutes, after which they are automatically switched off again to save energy. While the user pays for the cost of the phone call, the town council pays for the electricity for lighting the route concerned.
Post date: 18 Feb 2010
Type: News

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Post date: 15 Feb 2010
Type: Event