SNC-Lavalin has joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Race to Zero global campaign, alongside joining the business ambition for 1.5°C commitment.
The Better Building Partnership’s Design for Performance initiative, in partnership with NABERS and the BRE, has launched the NABERS UK energy performance rating scheme for offices. BRE’s Ruby Smith takes a look.
The Scottish Government has approved plans for the first net zero education building at Fife College, as Balfour Beatty is appointed official contractor.
The government has published the Heat & Buildings Strategy, its plan to incentivise householders to replace their old gas boilers with low-carbon alternatives, such as air source heat pumps. Here, PBC Today rounds up reaction to the strategy.
The UK construction industry needs to move more urgently to cut carbon emissions by adopting challenging targets, applying whole-life carbon assessment to public procurement and updating design and performance standards, according to a new report by the National Engineering Policy Centre.
With global attention on Glasgow this autumn, we look at what the built environment professionals can expect from the COP26 international summit of 2021.
Swansea’s renewable tidal lagoon ‘Blue Eden’ will create thousands of jobs during and after construction, placing Wales at the forefront of renewable energy innovation.
Actis regional specification manager Amaret Chahal was among the expert speakers at a roofing masterclass at the recent Offsite Expo at the former Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Andrew Stolworthy of SFS explains why the company is embarking on a journey to start tracking how much carbon is embedded within its products.
The Construction Leadership Council Council (CLC) has announced the line-up for its event at the COP26 climate conference next month.
The underwhelming performance of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will unfortunately not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of major government projects. The underlying issues behind these failures must be addressed if we are to meet net zero ambitions, warns Andrew Baldwin at the Association for Project Management.
Actis northern region sales director Jemma Harris has presented Passivehaus specialist Greencore Construction with a Custom and Self Build Project of the Year trophy at the Structural Timber Awards.
The government has set out its plan to incentivise people to install low-carbon heating systems to reduce the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels.
Wates, Arup and HKS Architects have joined forces to drive forward decarbonisation within hospital infrastructure, focusing on existing NHS estates.
The UK must embark upon a comprehensive retrofit programme of its existing housing stock if it is to achieve net zero carbon by 2050, says Simon Storer, chief executive of Insulation Manufacturers Association.
The built environment will be crucial in achieving the transition to net zero – but businesses need a blueprint for the way forward and better incentives to undertake the necessary investments, argues Steve McGregor of DMA Group.
Bouygues E&S has been appointed to deliver a renewable heat network project at the Cambridge Comberton Village College.
40 of the world’s cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces to accelerate the shift to net zero concrete, pledging to cut CO2 emissions by 2030.
Ben Griffiths, safety, health, environmental and ops director of Rye Group, argues that the demolition industry needs to do more to safeguard the environment beyond carbon offsetting.
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Oxford City Council to deliver an extensive decarbonisation programme across four of the city’s leisure centres.
An insulating breather membrane specifically designed for roofs will come into its own this autumn and winter, as it will help stave off the effects of the weather as temperatures plummet.
Sunderland City Council has approved plans for the UK’s first at-scale battery manufacturing plant at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP).
How can greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment be neutralised in order to meet the UK’s net zero ambitions?
Costain has been awarded the concept development and FEED study for the HyNet project hydrogen storage facility in northwest England.
With 700,000 hotels and resorts worldwide, the decarbonisation of the leisure sector’s existing estate will be crucial in meeting net zero targets. Simon Gill, hotels and leisure business leader at Arup, discusses a new report exploring how this can be achieved.
Equans has launched a school retrofit model to support the government’s 2050 net zero carbon ambitions.