The latest sustainable construction news including design and management of buildings; materials performance; construction technology and processes; energy and resource efficiency in building, operation and maintenance.

Passivhaus, performance gap, soft landings,

Passivhaus as a living case study

The George Davies Centre at University of Leicester – the largest non-residential Passivhaus building in the UK – has continued to scoop awards for its size and complexity.
sustainable drainage

New report claims SuDS is behind on delivery

A new report by the Landscape Institute and Construction Industry Council shows that the delivery of sustainable drainage in England is currently a long way behind the ambition.
alleviation scheme

Hull’s £42m flood alleviation scheme gets the go ahead

£42m scheme to protect thousands of homes and businesses in Hull from flooding from the Humber has been given the green light.

Sustainable innovations shaping construction

With the UK construction, operation and maintenance industry accounting for 48% of the UK’s carbon emissions, the focus of many innovations in construction is now on reducing the construction sector's CO2 output.

Under the spotlight: Top construction trends

Technology is having a profound impact on the construction industry as it embraces innovative and disruptive technologies that were once thought to be science-fiction. Here we take a look at the trends shaping the industry and how companies are staying on top by adopting the latest cutting-edge techniques
Building system

Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS® For PassivHaus: Probably the Best U-Value Wall in the World

Scotframe exclusively offers the Val-U-Therm PLUS® building system, which offers some best-in-class performance for PassivHaus construction

Plastics in construction – Impacts, issues and alternatives

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products’ (ASBP) third annual conference and exhibition will explore ‘Plastics in Construction – Issues, Impacts and Alternatives’.

First ever permanent works pile using zero cement concrete installed

Keltbray Piling achieved a new landmark for the UK construction industry last month by installing the first ever permanent works pile using a zero cement concrete, Cemfree.
Green Loan Principles, office buildings,

Loan secured for the world’s greenest office buildings

UK property developer Argent has secured a £400m loan facility on behalf of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) to support the development of two of the world’s greenest office buildings.
sustainability, sustainability performance, sustainable homebuilders,

UK’s most sustainable homebuilders revealed

NextGeneration has released its annual report which names Lendlease, Barratt Developments Plc and Redrow as the UK’s most sustainable homebuilders.
zero carbon buildings, UKGBC,

UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new industry task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings.
Miguel Vidal

astudio appoints architect Miguel Vidal as computational design lead

Architectural practice astudio has appointed Miguel Vidal to the role of Project Architect and Computational Design Lead.
Environmentally friendly construction

Environmentally friendly construction: What is it and why should we be paying it attention?

Within the next 20 years, it is estimated that as a planet, we will reach our peak capacity for oil consumption. As global production of all oil decreases, demand continues to increase, and this is no different when it comes to the construction industry
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.

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