Digital evolution

How has the five-year plan to roll out BIM Level 2 across central government projects developed across the construction sector? Hywel Davies investigates

Turning insight out

The SLL’s guidance on exterior lighting ranges widely in application, from façades and public spaces to roads and workplaces, as Paul Ruffles explains

One step closer to net zero?

Government proposals for improving energy efficiency in buildings show signs of ambition, but regulations need modifications, says Julie Godefroy

Rewriting the rules for housing

Government is consulting on a number of building-related issues addressing safety and climate change, while the Queen’s Speech hints at future legislation supporting Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations, says Hywel Davies

Passivhaus rules

City of York Council is the latest local authority to strive for Passivhaus housing. Leda’s Jim Wild explains why the methodology is gaining traction

The policy clues

There has been a flurry of recommendations about the future for heating, cooling and energy efficiency in our buildings. Hywel Davies considers how they might influence the review of Parts L and F of the Building Regulations

Nearer to zero

With most of the 2050 building stock already in place, Hywel Davies considers what the net-zero carbon UK emissions target might mean in practice

Walk the talk

The government has legislated that the UK will be zero carbon by 2050 – so what is it doing to achieve this for its own estate and activities? Julie Godefroy explains