The UK Green Building Council, alongside the World Green Building Council, several European Green Building Councils, Climate Alliance, and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe have published a framework that aims to support cities and local authorities to measure the impacts and wider benefits of building retrofit.
Public sector procurement authority, SCAPE, alongside some of the UK’s largest contractors and consultants, have written to the Construction Minister Lee Rowley MP to explain how the public estate can achieve its ambitious net zero targets.
Jonathan Cox, Marketing Director, Rye Demolition, discusses COP 26 and the need for the construction and demolition industries to do more to safeguard the environment.
Ben Griffiths, SHE and Operations Director, Rye Group, states that the demolition industry has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to a greener world.
Royal BAM Group has been commended for its efforts to support climate action, as it achieves a place on CDP’s ‘A-List’ for climate change for the third year running.
The fuel crisis presents a major problem for millions of households in the UK, least of all those renting. Rising fuel costs means a hike in household bills – and the financial and mental toll on renters is significant.
Following Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last week, SWPA look at what more can be done to help the 4 million households that live in fuel poverty.
Arcadis has updated its tender price forecast and predicts that inflation is set to continue into 2022, amidst the energy crisis.
Conor O’Riain, Managing Director at Ecocem, explores how the construction industry is using sustainability measures to contribute to net zero goals.
BSRIA announces an update to its seminal water treatment guide, Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems (BG 50/2021).
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme “underperformed badly”, in its latest report.
A world first in construction and infrastructure, EcoSense is the collaborative effort of Balfour Beatty and Sunbelt Rentals and offers a sustainable site cabin design that incorporates disability and neurodiverse components.
George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering, SPIE UK, shares his insights into how the built environment can co-operate to meet the crucial ambition of reaching net zero by 2050.
As the dust settles after COP26, nations and industries are left to reflect on what Glasgow’s deal means for them. When it comes to cutting down on earth-warming emissions, construction has a bigger role to play than most.
Global construction and consultancy firm Mace has announced the results of its second annual carbon survey, which highlights how business leaders are changing climate at the heart of their strategies.
Tilbury Douglas has launched its new sustainability strategy, ‘People, Planet and Performance’, which aims to provide a comprehensive approach to carbon reduction, sustainability, and social value outcomes.
Sir Robert McAlpine has announced a number of new initiatives to decarbonise its activities and set an emissions reduction target in line with a 1.5c future, as a new signatory of UN Race to Zero campaign.
Landsec has created a new £135m net zero transition investment plan to help the group achieve its 2030 science-based targets and decarbonise its portfolio.
As the final week of the COP26 climate conference draws to a close, and world leaders begin to finalise plans, we take a look at what the takeaways of the summit mean for the construction sector as the industry moves towards a sustainable future.
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) announces project to create net zero neighbourhoods of the future, in partnership with Arup.
Social housing providers have targets to bring their housing stock to an EPC rating of C or better by 2030. Gary Cawley, director of CPC, discusses the need to bring tenants along on the net zero journey.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng has given the green light for plans to deliver the South Humber Bank Energy Centre.
Latest figures from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) reveal that only 19% of large consultancy and 24% of SME clients ask for net zero designs.
Simon Woods, European sales, marketing and logistics director, explains the steps that West Fraser is taking to make the construction industry more net carbon negative.
Piling contractor Cementation Skanska has committed to using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) on all its plant fleet, including piling rigs, from 1 January.
Rolls-Royce announced the launch of its £400m modular nuclear reactor business, which will deliver low cost, low carbon nuclear power technology.