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The retrofit boom: the builders who won’t just knock it down and start again As the construction industry moves towards a more sustainable future, is it time we stop knocking down buildings? Economics Environment Sustainable Development
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This company is helping cities breathe by covering walls with moss It absorbs CO2, filters out pollution, supports wildlife and looks great. Now one Dutch startup is using moss to coat concrete buildings Environment Innovation Sustainable Development Technology
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These reusable pallets could save millions of trees from being felled The UK construction industry gets through 18m wooden pallets annually, most of which are used only once. This firm has a solution Environment Innovation Sustainable Development
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The film snack that could soon be keeping your home warm Existing home insulation is often made using fossil fuels. Can a new type made from popcorn offer an eco-friendly alternative? Energy Environment Innovation Science Technology
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‘Nothing like it really exists’: the Paris ‘bio house’ made mostly from organic matter Straw bales for insulation and radiators that recycle heat from computer processors – welcome to Paris’ pioneering ‘bio house’ Energy Environment Innovation Sustainable Development
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Living with nature: five wildlife-friendly construction innovations A green industrial revolution in the UK means housing that works with nature, not against it. These innovations could help Conservation Environment Good Business Innovation Sustainable Development
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