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hayfield grove development

Work commences on EPC A-rated Hayfield Grove Development

Hayfield has started construction on its first EPC A-rated, £20m Hayfield Grove Development, which will feature 55 zero-carbon ready homes in Hallow, Worcestershire.
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.
timber products

The benefits of using timber products from start to finish

Timber products offer a number of benefits from design to construction and innovation.
secondary glazing myths

Smashing secondary glazing myths

We caught up with Nicholas Dabney, technical adviser at secondary glazing experts Selectaglaze, to take a closer look at secondary glazing myths – and put an end to them once and for all.
Part O

Part O: Understanding the new regulations on overheating

The government has introduced Part O of the Building Regulations to prevent homes overheating in summer. Anastasia Mylona, head of research at CIBSE, explains what is in the new regulation and why it was needed.
environmentally friendly office buildings

Eden: One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in the...

It's interesting to explore whether sustainability has impacted the development industry since COP26 by taking a look at one building under construction by The English Cities Fund in Manchester: Eden, one of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in the UK.
Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Heating engineers urged to sign up to £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Heating engineers are being urged to sign up to help deliver a £450m government Boiler Upgrade Scheme to heat homes and small businesses with green technology.
2022 Energy Strategy

The UK construction industry reacts to the 2022 Energy Strategy

This week, the UK government announced a new 2022 Energy Strategy, which aims to accelerate the use of renewables such as new nuclear, hydrogen, and wind power to secure clean and affordable British energy for the long term.
UK Energy Strategy inadequate

Ashden says UK Energy Strategy inadequate

Ashden says UK Energy Strategy inadequate and misses the ‘3 Rs’: rapid transition away from fossil fuels, more renewables and major retrofits.
decarbonising the grid

UK first technology pilot aimed at decarbonising the grid

UK first technology could be the key to decarbonising the grid and increasing sustainability across UK's housing.
heat pump

Heat Pump Association welcomes £30M investment in British heat pump manufacturing

Heat Pump Association (HPA) receives £30M investment in British heat pump manufacturing from the UK Energy Security Strategy.
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.
standalone cabins

Boss Cabins donates standalone cabins to Ukrainian refugees

UK welfare manufacturer Boss Cabins is donating two of its standalone welfare cabins to help Ukrainian refugees.
future of housebuilding

The importance of sustainability for the future of housebuilding

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at Origin, explores why sustainability must be the priority for the future of housebuilding, in the modern age.
net zero carbon office

BAM appointed to design-reviewed 5.5 Star NABERS building – a net...

BAM Construction has been appointed by Quadrum to deliver a new net zero carbon office in Victoria, the UK's first design-reviewed 5.5 Star NABERS building.
edinburgh park development

Sir Robert McAlpine completes Edinburgh Park development

Sir Robert McAlpine has announced the completion of the Edinburgh Park development scheme - a 5-storey office building in New Park Square, Edinburgh.
east park student accommodation

New East Park student accommodation scheme completed at Uni of Exeter

Vinci Construction has developed the new East Park student accommodation scheme at the University of Exeter. Designed by Stride Treglown architects, the student accommodation scheme features rainscreen cladding panels from Proteus Facades.
embodied carbon in buildings

What is next for embodied carbon in buildings?

Despite a recent attempt at regulation falling by the wayside, the issue of embodied carbon in buildings has never been more prominent in construction. But as Mike Stevenson of NorDan UK explains, when you think longer-term about building specification, the carbon reduction takes care of itself.
levelling up agenda

How public sector procurement aids the levelling up agenda

In this ebook, LHC looks at the role public sector procurement plays in the government's levelling up agenda.
levelling up agenda

LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.
national retrofit strategy

Why a National Retrofit Strategy is key to decarbonising the UK’s...

Oliver Baker, CEO at Ambion Heating, supports calls for a National Retrofit Strategy - particularly the UK's housing stock - as he believes electric heating systems play a crucial role in decarbonising buildings.
europe's sustainable buildings

Everything you need to know about Europe’s sustainable buildings

Borja Izaola, Project Manager from GBCe (Green Building Council España), tells us what we need to know about Europe's sustainable buildings.
decentralised energy solutions

How can building contractors combat the energy crisis with decentralised energy...

Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko, outlines how the efficient use of decentralised energy solutions can help building contractors navigate the current energy crisis without falling foul of legislation.
a-rated homes

Living space starts work on affordable EPC A-rated homes in Bedfordshire

Living Space has commenced construction on 57 EPC A-rated homes in Bedfordshire, for affordable housing provider Stonewater.
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.
OLEV Grant

Government set to halt OLEV Grant scheme for electric vehicle home...

As the UK government is set to scrap the OLEV Grant, electric vehicle owners are being urged to apply for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme before March 31.

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