After what has been a challenging 18 months for many industries, construction included, one issue that has come to the fore is sustainability. Anthony Ainsworth, COO at E.ON UK, explores how we can decarbonise the built environment.
A new net zero guide targeted at SMEs working in the built environment has been jointly released by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).
Highways England has revealed ambitious plans to rapidly cut carbon from road construction, maintenance and operations, and support the transition to zero emission vehicles.
Lendlease is phasing out liquid fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol on any of its UK construction projects, as part of its commitment to tackle climate change.
The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) is calling for MPs, Lords and the Government to support the Bill which will be vital for the achievement of net-zero.
The third Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk from the Climate Change Committee has warned that a lack of action on climate adaptation is heightening the danger of financial and societal costs in the future. Hannah Jane and Kai Liebetanz of the UK Green Building Council argue that the UK needs an ambitious and detailed adaptation plan now.
The British weather has changed, with serious implications for our buildings, according to David Frise, CEO of the Building Engineering Services Association.
The UK's largest designer and supplier of Swedish energy saving timber-framed homes has chosen Actis Hybrid insulation products for the third time for its latest show home.
A revamped U-value tool from Actis will help specifiers choose correct insulation quickly and easily.
Here, the Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) offers a short guide to what the Part L changes are, what they mean for registered providers and housebuilders, and what you can do now to make sure you’re ready.
A Northamptonshire builder who loves the cleanliness and ease of use of Actis Hybrid has completed a conversion and extension at his own home using two products from the insulation system.
A new report from the European Academies Science Advisory Council argues that a fundamental policy changes are needed if we are to successfully tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment, construction processes and the supply of building products. Dr William Gillett and Professor Brian Norton take a look.
Mitie has worked with Essex County Council to manage the installation of roof-mounted solar panels at 15 schools across the county.
Laing O’Rourke has secured a grant from the UK’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) to decarbonise manufactured concrete components used in construction.
How can greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment be neutralised in order to meet the UK’s net zero ambitions?
£10m funding confirmed from Scottish Government for projects that restore nature, safeguard wildlife and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss.
A new teaching and learning centre, known as the Church Lane Building, has been unveiled at the University of York, following a transformation by ENGIE.
Sourcing locally and using reclaimed building materials is possible and should be part of the solution towards zero carbon and current material shortages, argues Andrew Richards, co-chair of the Supply Chain Resilience Sub-group of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum.
Henry Boot has begun trialling hybrid power systems to provide sustainable and efficient power to sites with significantly decreased emission levels.
Mace is spearheading a cement-free concrete technology that reduces the embodied carbon of a construction project by 78%.
Mott MacDonald has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) to support the transition to renewable and green forms of energy.
Following the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement in May that all new prisons will be built sustainably, Mace is supporting the organisation in introducing energy-saving technology.
Galliford Try has promised to achieve net-zero carbon across its own operations by 2030, and net-zero across all activities by 2045 at the latest.
John Sisk & Son has reached the first milestone in its 2030 Sustainability Roadmap by achieving carbon neutral business certification.
BAM has committed to running all of its UK construction machinery using recycled cooking oil, contributing to goals focused on reducing carbon emissions from its activities.
40GW of solar capacity could deliver 13,000 new jobs, £17bn in additional economic activity, and a 4.7% cut in total UK carbon emissions, according to a new report.