Mitie has announced its roadmap to achieve a net zero estate by 2025, part of Mitie’s Plan Zero pledge.
Winvic has been appointed by Goodman to deliver a 117,500 sq ft warehouse in Andover for Berry Bros. & Rudd, the industrial unit will be designed to be carbon neutral utilising BIM Level 2.
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Spelthorne Borough Council to deliver a Passivhaus leisure centre that aims to be one of the most advanced, energy efficient leisure facilities in the world.
The Welsh Government is set to commit an initial £250m for 20,000 new low carbon homes for social rent.
With the popularity of extensions and loft conversions going through the roof, merchants are reporting a huge rise in sales of insulation products – particularly those by Actis.
Retrofitting your stock for energy efficiency probably feels like an overwhelming battle; a job that will never end. Where to start? How to prioritise? What measures to install?
WSP, Ecosystems Knowledge Network, and Northumbria University have launched a new net gain measurement tool to help built environment professionals play a greater part in nature recovery and climate resilience.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation inviting construction industry feedback on the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap draft proposals.
New research argues that governments must use their procurement power to green the built environment. Samuel Harrison, research fellow at StateUp, takes a look.
Gas distribution company SGN and Vital Energi are combining to form Energy Services Company (ESCO), a private sector initiative to develop and operate low and zero-carbon heat networks.
Today, the world is once again reeling from a historic financial shock, this time caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which on paper is even more profound than the fallout from the GFC. And yet, the response when it comes to regulations aimed at cutting carbon emissions has been markedly different in countries around the world. Matt Bennion, CEO at Reds10, explains.
We should be proud of our net zero efforts, but we must not rest on our laurels, argues Andy Mitchell, co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).
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.