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Former Man U footballer Gary Neville has written about his sustainability journey on our blog: @GNev2 @C

Former Man U footballer Gary Neville has written about his sustainability journey on our blog: @GNev2 @C

I first became aware of the concept of - and need for - sustainability through the development of my own homes. In any construction project there are building code standards that need to be met, but what interested me more than ticking regulatory boxes was speaking with the design teams about ideas such as thermal efficiency of building materials; different types of technologies available for heating, lighting, ventilation and so on. It was about being able to design a home that would not only provide the optimum living environment for my family, but at the same time reduce the economic and environmental impact of the property. This realisation was the first spark that ignited my desire to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Through lessons learned in property developing and my desire to be involved in sustainable building design, I invested in a sustainable design ...

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