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Tackling the climate crisis through AI

Brian Hills, CEO of The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, discusses the role of AI in tackling the climate crisis and the development of a new tool that will help housing associations and developers to make their properties more energy efficient.
solar energy

Overcoming the barriers to rooftop solar energy

Stuart Patience, senior associate specialising in Solar PV at Hollis explains how the industry can overcome the barriers to solar energy adoption in the UK.
Digital Twin Hub

A new home for the Digital Twin Hub

On 1 April, the Digital Twin Hub transitioned from the Centre for Digital Built Britain to a new home at the Connected Places Catapult as it looks to accelerate growth and develop new projects across the public and private sectors.
net zero partners programme

Galliford Try launches new Net Zero Partners programme

Galliford Try has announced the launch its new Net Zero Partners programme, which is an initiative to collaborate with its supply chain and design consultants to help the industry reach its net-zero carbon target.
storing solar energy

Storing solar energy for electricity generation

Researchers behind an energy system that makes storing solar energy, for up to 18 years, possible, have now taken the system a step further.
floating cities

Building on water: Are floating cities the solution to rising sea...

Previously the stuff of science fiction, could floating cities offer a very real solution to the threat of rising sea levels? Nemetschek Group considers the possibility.
reducing construction waste

Why reducing construction waste is key to achieving net zero

With the UK 2050 net zero target in mind, it is time to think and talk more about reducing construction waste, says Irina Leigh, production innovation architect at L&Q.
2021 carbon emissions

Baxi’s 2021 carbon emissions reveals 35% reduction

Baxi has announced that it's 2021 carbon emissions were 35 percent lower than they were two years, according to the company's sustainability report due to be published next week.
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Premier Modular awarded Europe’s first ESG Certification

Premier Modular has been awarded Europe's first ESG Certification for its management and performance in Environmental, Social, and Governance.
infrastructure 4.0

Digital technologies will power the shift to Infrastructure 4.0

Infrastructure desperately needs updating and modernising to withstand the effects of climate change, rapid urbanisation and sustainability regulations. Digital technologies provide the tools to do so, says Gary Wong, industry principal – global infrastructure and water, AVEVA.
net zero carbon-built environment

How construction utilises renewable energy to create a net zero carbon-built...

Anthony Maguire, director of Longevity Power, explores how the construction industry is utilising renewable energy to achieve a net zero carbon-built environment.
sustainable construction goals

NBS reveals only a third of projects achieve sustainable construction goals

NBS has revealed its findings of its ‘Sustainable Futures’ report, which has shown that only a third of projects manage meet sustainable construction goals, despite a drive towards net zero carbon in the sector.
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I-Construct launches its Enterprise Readiness events programme

I-Construct launches its free Enterprise Readiness events programme to help spark entrepreneurship and innovation in the construction sector. 
new esg strategy

Ibstock plc has launched a new ESG Strategy to drive sustainability

Leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products and solutions Ibstock plc has today launched its new ESG Strategy to 2030.
construction industry's carbon footprint

Why is it essential to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint?

Lee Jones, head of manufacturing solutions at NBS, explains why it is essential to reduce the construction industry's carbon footprint, why speed is of the essence and how having the correct information available can help facilitate the process.
affordable homes in Westvale

Livv Homes to develop new affordable homes in Westvale 

Livv Homes is developing 15 affordable homes in Westvale, Kirkby, which is set to become a pilot to explore the impacts of moving to a net-zero development programme.
buildbase conference

Buildbase conference is going green with new app

The Buildbase conference will take a more sustainable approach this year with the launch of the Buildbase Conference App.
co2nstruct zero 

HS2 pledges support to CO2nstruct Zero 

Leading infrastructure company HS2 has signed up to support CO2nstruct Zero: the Construction Leadership Council’s carbon reduction campaign.
GHG emissions reductions

West Fraser commits to GHG emissions reductions through SBTi process

West Fraser has announced a commitment to set science-based targets to achieve near-term GHG emissions reductions across all its operations located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.
decarbonising the built environment

BPF sets out plans for decarbonising the built environment with its...

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced that it is developing plans for a Net Zero Pledge that will unite its members decarbonising the built environment and achieving net zero by 2050.
planning policy changes

Planning policy changes in England and future reforms

Dr Aidan Bell, founder, EnviroBuild, dissects the Planning for the Future: Planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms.
sustainable development planning

How will changes in legislation affect sustainable development planning?

James Cook, head of planning at Blacks Solicitors, discusses the legislative and planning policy background and how recent changes, in response to COP26, are going to affect sustainable development planning in the coming years.
Construction climate change

Construction climate change adaption: Is it too late to decarbonise buildings?

Construction climate change resistance could have a devastating impact across the world. Paul Deakin, director of Rund, explores how the industry can achieve a net zero carbon built environment by decarbonising existing buildings.
latest net zero innovations

Find the latest net zero innovations at Futurebuild 2022

Futurebuild 2022 provides a space for disruptors across the built environment the opportunity to collaborate on the latest net zero innovations.
gas free housing development

EQUANS gets green light for ‘largest’ gas free housing development

EQUANS, the division for ENGIE’s services-led activities, has started work on the ‘largest’ gas free housing development in Wakefield.
BIM Today March 2022

BIM Today March 2022

Welcome to the BIM Today March 2022 edition. This edition examines the challenge of navigating the "perfect storm" of climate change, a building safety crisis and supply chain disruption through digitalisation and MMC.

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