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Resources


Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


  • E-learning Module Introduction to Sustainable Construction

    1 hour e-learning module introducing the principles of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable construction

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  • Document / Presentation Cross Sector Group on Sustainable Design and Construction

    An introduction to sustainability standards and assessment methodologies from BREEAM

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  • Web link One Planet Vision: Tools and inspiration for a sustainable future

    Sets out the ten principles in the One Planet Living framework

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  • Video Sustainable Construction: Skanska's Journey to Deep Green

    Jennifer Clark, Director of Environment at Skanska, talks about Skanska's 'colour palate', and how they are applying it to their supply chain to encourage more 'deep green' projects...

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  • Video Sustainable Construction: An Introduction

    Ian Nicholson, Managing Director of Responsible Solutions, talks about sustainable construction, and why it is an important issue to consider for the construction industry.

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  • Document / Presentation ECO-Design for the Construction Industry

    Guidance from the University for the Creative Arts on how the design function can stimulate sustainable buildings

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  • Video The Sustainability Tool

    Measuring sustainability performance in the built environment

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  • Video Crossrail: Innovation in Construction

    Creating value through innovation

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  • Web link Innovation in Construction

    Why do so many clever people have so few game changing ideas? Simon Murray thinks big companies and the rise of project managers might be part of the problem.

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  • Web link Client approach to Sustainability Indices - British Land

    Link to the sustainability pages of leading Real Estate Investment Trust British Land's website. Introduces how they engage in several major indices including FTS4Good and Dow...

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  • Web link About sustainability reporting

    Introduction from the Global Reporting Initiative into the subject of sustainability reporting

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  • Video BIM: An introduction

    Several of our partner companies explain what BIM is, and how it can be used to help the construction sector become more efficient.

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  • Video The benefits of adopting BIM

    Several of our partner companies explain the benefits they've seen from adopting BIM, and how the supply chain as a whole can benefit from using BIM in future projects.

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  • E-learning Module Sustainability on site

    This module was designed for those working on the site of a major contractor, and covers off the key sustainability issues you might face day-to-day as well as how best to respond...

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  • E-learning Module Sustainability and Groundworks

    As one of the first on site, this module explains what sustainability issues Groundworks contractors should be aware of including dealing with everything from invasive plants...

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  • Video Rights to work - Part two - Carrying out right to work checks

    Part two of two training videos aimed at preventing illegal working and modern slavery in the construction sector. Produced by Willmott Dixon with funding from CITB's Flexible...

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Intermediate


  • E-learning Module Building the Business Case for Sustainable Construction

    A 1 hour module containing case studies, interviews and evidence to help build the business case for sustainable construction practices and products.

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  • Document / Presentation HM Government - Construction 2025: industrial strategy for construction - government and industry in partnership

    Sets out a vision and a plan for long-term strategic action by government and industry to continue to work together to promote the success of the UK construction sector. It focuses...

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  • Web link LEED for Homes: Certification Process

    Learn about who is involved during each stage of the LEED for Homes certification process.

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  • Web link SKA Rating Overview

    Overview of the SKA rating owned by RICS, an environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit-outs.

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  • Web link Ensuring compliance with sustainability requirements during a major event

    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) was the first Organising Committee to have had a Sustainability team in place from the outset.

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  • Web link Designing Buildings Wiki: Fabric First

    Introductory piece about the theory of 'Fabric First'.

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  • Web link City of London - Local Procurement Charter for City Developers

    Information from City of London Corporation about how and why they expect developments in the City to seek to buy from the City Fringe area

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  • Web link Constructing Excellence sustainability checklist

    The checklist has been developed to help the construction industry improve in terms of its sustainability with regard to planning, design, the construction process and the finished...

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  • Web link Learning Legacy - London 2012

    Case studies and practical guidance on the sustainable approach of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • Document / Presentation Procurement Sustainability Policy: Glasgow 2014

    Link to statement of policy objectives implemented in construction of infrastructure for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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  • Document / Presentation RIBA 'Green Overlay' to the RIBA Outline Plan of Work

    Information and guidance on incorporating sustainable design into construction projects.

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  • Web link World Green Building Council - Business case for green building

    A WGBC review document on the business case for green building, including costs and benefits for developers, investors and occupants.

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  • Web link Sustainable Construction; Sustainability and Rating Tools

    Rick Walters, Technical Director of Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia talks about the benefits of available sustainability and rating tools.

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  • Web link Performance Measurement

    Our own review and summary of performance measurement in the construction industry

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  • Document / Presentation ECO Innovate

    A guide for Eco innovation for small businesses in the construction sector

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  • Document / Presentation Sustainability Reporting Guidelines & Construction & Real Estate Sector Supplement

    The Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement (CRESS) provides organizations in the sector with a tailored version of GRI€™s G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, but...

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  • Web link Sustainability Standards Navigator

    The Sustainability Standards Navigator aims to support greater understanding of sustainability and standards in this area through themed content and a practical Solution Finder...

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  • Video BIM and sustainability

    Several of our partner companies discuss the links between using BIM and building more sustainable projects.

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  • Video BIM: The future

    Several of our partner companies discuss where BIM is headed in the near future and what suppliers will need to do to adapt.

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Advanced


  • E-learning Module Performance Measurement E-Learning Module

    Introductory E-Learning module providing you with practice and advice on how to meet your clients requirements for performance measurement.

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  • Video Saving our planet one building at a time: green roofs

    Video providing an introduction to the benefits and design needs required for green roofs

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  • Web link UKGBC- New report challenges views over the cost of sustainable buildings

    The new report from UK-GBC members BRE and the Sweett Group challenges the commonly held view that sustainable buildings are more costly to construct.

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  • Web link Crossrail: Sustainability

    Link to summary of approach to delivering sustainability, and summary of achievements. Sustainability Report 2014 includes detail of social impact, economic benefits and community...

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  • Document / Presentation City of London Employment Charter for Construction

    Example of how a local authority is seeking to create "local employment" by influencing developers and contractors working in their borough boundaries

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  • Web link 'Building a sustainable future together' - Guidance Note

    JCT Guidance Note to assist management teams, design teams, the construction industry and its clients (public and private) in dealing with environmental sustainability within...

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  • Document / Presentation Learning to Innovate in Construction: A Case Study

    Amey Mouchel and Loughborough University

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  • Web link Prove and improve

    Summary of various sustainability reporting methods

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  • Web link Global Reporting Initiative

    Link to website of GRI, explaining its purpose and its Sustainability Reporting Framework

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Expert


  • Web link World Green Building Council Promoting wellbeing and productivity

    Document from the World Green Building Council examining the benefits to wellbeing and productivity of green building design

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  • Web link Crossrail: Learning Legacy Programme

    The Crossrail Learning Legacy website is a new online resource which shares insight from the largest infrastructure project in Europe

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  • Web link One Planet Living: Eco communities

    Case studies of the One Plant Living's work to create Eco-communities through sustainable design and construction.

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