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Government urged to invest £5.3bn in green retrofits

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Karl Tomusk

With UK homes accounting for 35% of the country’s energy use, the Construction Leadership Council has urged the government to back its 20-year blueprint for retrofitting existing houses in the forthcoming Heat and Buildings Strategy.

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Is a stamp duty overhaul the key to net-zero?

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Karl Tomusk

The UK needs a "near complete decarbonisation" of its housing stock to meet its carbon pledges. The UK Green Building Council has a proposal to nudge the industry in the right direction.

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U+I calls for digital taskforce to fix brownfield data

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Karl Tomusk

The UK needs a “digital taskforce” to combat a “serious gap in understanding” of brownfield land, which is stifling opportunities to build more homes and communities, according to a report from regeneration specialist U+I.

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Govt’s £2m prize for best active travel data uses

The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a £2m international competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.

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Mayor of London and Bryden Wood upgrade modular housing design app

Supported by the Mayor of London, tech-led design practice Bryden Wood and modern construction guru Mark Farmer’s consultancy Cast, have released a significant new version of their free PRiSM app, which harnesses the latest digital technology and data to help design and build manufactured homes.

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Revealed: finalists of Home of 2030 competition

The UK Government has shortlisted six design teams that will go through to the final stage of a competition to deliver affordable, healthy and eco-friendly ‘homes of the future’, with one team saying it is “on a crusade to abolish identikit development”.