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In this section, papers from CIOB members on the key actions related to carbon reduction in the built environment can be found. External research, reports, guidance and legislation that formed the content behind the action plan are also found here.This area also includes useful examples of best practice case studies demonstrating carbon reduction within the different sectors outlined below.

Construction Case Studies

The Supply Chain Sustainability School

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free, virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence.

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Southwark Primary School, Nottingham

Southwark Primary School was chosen as an ‘exemplar’ primary school by the then Department for Children Schools and Families to encourage best practice in terms of education, building design and sustainability.

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Richmond Hill Primary School

Designed to use 80 per cent less energy than conventionally built schools, reducing CO2 emissions by 60 per cent, and all this without the use of renewable energy.

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Hemp Block Construction

With a negative carbon footprint of -72.0 kg/m² of wall, hemp block construction is an energy efficient and natural building product given an A+ rating by BRE.

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WWF Living Planet Centre

The Living Planet Centre in Woking operates both as the WWF's head office and an interactive education centre, bringing to life the charity's mission to protect and preserve the natural world.

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One Kingdom Street

One Kingdom Street is a twelve-story office building covering an area of 24,490 m2 at Paddington Central.

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