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Refurbishment and Retrofitting: In with the old, out with the new!

Finding ways to decarbonise the construction sector represents a huge challenge for policymakers and stakeholders.

Even as buildings become more energy-efficient to maintain and power, vast amounts of carbon are usually emitted during the manufacture of components and the construction of new buildings.

These emissions – known in the industry as ‘embodied carbon’ – occur before a building is even

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Nitrogen Credits Commentary

Under the Habitats Regulations 2017, if a local planning authority is required to carry out a habitats “appropriate assessment” for a development, it can only grant planning permission for the development where there is no likelihood of a significant adverse effect on any European designated nature conservation site (unless certain circumstances apply). High levels of nitrates in various areas of

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