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The role of the public sector in decarbonisation

The public sector faces a significant challenge in transitioning to net zero. The UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum recently held a panel discussion looking at some of the key issues including funding and the impact of the skills shortage.
Scotland is facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie has warned

Scotland faces a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing, says MSP at...

Scotland is facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie has warned.
industrial worker pouring cement or concrete with automatic pump tube

What are the next steps for making longer-lasting concrete?

Alessandro Tengattini, an instrument scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), discusses research aimed at creating longer-life concrete for greener infrastructure.
CarbonCure Control Box at Concrete Plant Control Room

Marshalls to be first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies

Marshalls plc has committed to becoming the first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies' carbon mineralisation technology.
energy bills and £20 notes for payment

Governments sets out further details of Energy Bills Support Scheme

The UK government has set out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme where millions of households will be eligible to receive a non-repayable discount of £400 on their energy bills this winter.
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Extreme heat in homes: How can our buildings and their occupants...

In this article, Tom Garrigan, technical director at BSRIA explains how climate change and extreme heat in homes are changing the way that buildings need to perform in the future.
Stock image of housing with solar panels

SWPA: Procuring energy efficiency measures

In this article, Emily Bull, client research officer at SWPA, explains how the second wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation fund will enable associations to secure better housing energy efficiency measures.
Heat network projects funding to help 28,000 households ditch fossil fuels

Heat network projects funding to help 28,000 households ditch fossil fuels

Four heat network projects in England have been awarded £54m in government funding, to help shield homes and businesses from costly fossil fuels.
The new R&D scheme at Milton Park will feature green spaces and sustainable laminated timber beams, pictured

‘Nebula’ R&D scheme at Milton Park secures planning permission

A state-of-the-art R&D scheme at Milton Park, a leading business, science and technology community in Oxfordshire, has been given the green light.
Norway nuclear decommissioning program

Jacobs to lead Norway Nuclear Decommissioning Program

Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND) has selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge AS to plan the Norway nuclear decommissioning program, estimated to take six years and cost NOK 1 billion ($100m).
battery electric mixer truck

Tarmac purchases first battery electric mixer truck

As part of the company’s commitment to net zero, Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK.
building regulations, windows

Putting new building regulations in the frame: What do they mean...

Changes to Part L and Part F of building regulations came into force on 15 June 2022 as an interim step toward The Future Buildings Standard. NorDan’s Commercial Sales Manager Sonia Travis examines what these changes mean for windows, and what further changes are to come.
hydrogen power generator

Kier to trial hydrogen power generator at South West site

Kier has partnered with AFC Energy to trial a clean hydrogen power generator unit at one of its sites in the South West, for eight-weeks.
Costain energy director Matt Browell-Hook

Matt Browell-Hook appointed as Costain energy director

Matt Browell-Hook has been appointed as the new Costain energy director to lead the company's energy portfolio from strategic advisory to programme delivery.
EV charging framework

Morrison Energy Services appointed to EV charging framework

Morrison Energy Services has been awarded a place on the EV charging framework to support a major roll-out in the North of England.
planning system reforms

Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms &...

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
Greener Grid Park

Liverpool £25m Greener Grid Park enters final stages of construction

A £25m zero carbon scheme to increase green energy use in Liverpool has entered the final stages of construction.
infrastructure services division

United Living restructures infrastructure services division and appoints new MD

United Living Group has restructured and rebranded its infrastructure services division and appointed Steve Craddock as managing director.
ROCKWOOL Red book, insulation solutions

The ROCKWOOL Red book

The ROCKWOOL Red book is a powerful digital tool that supports the specification of insulation solutions from a single source.
carbon negative homes

First affordable carbon negative homes to be trialled

St. Modwen Homes have launched the first affordable carbon negative homes, which are capable of reducing energy bills by 79%.
LABC technical events

Actis to deliver industry insight during year of LABC technical events

The Actis specification team is gearing up to take part in a series of monthly LABC technical events - with the first lined up to take place in late June in Dorset.
BRE pilot scheme

BRE pilot scheme will test net zero homes in time for...

The BRE pilot scheme, in partnership with Croudace Homes, will evaluate the impact of net zero homes ahead of the Future Homes Standard.
heat pumps

The future is looking bright for heat pumps

23rd May sees the launch of the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). Will this finally herald the long-awaited mass uptake of heat pumps as domestic heating systems? To get the lowdown, we spoke with industry observer Dr Paul Welsby, who has worked in the field of heat pumps and heat pump technology for over 40 years.
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.
rebated fuel

Ending of rebated fuel: Will the construction sector see “red” or...

Friday 1 April 2022 marked the end of rebated fuel for the UK construction industry. David Savage, a partner in the construction team at Charles Russell Speechlys, discusses the new regulations and their likely impact on the sector.
production facility expansion

Aggreko completes £4.5m Dumbarton production facility expansion

Aggreko has successfully completed the £4.5m low carbon production facility expansion in Dumbarton, Scotland.