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COWI wins its largest offshore wind engineering contract in the US

COWI has been contracted by Empire Offshore Wind, in a joint venture between Equinor and BP, to deliver a turnkey design for the wind turbine foundations for the Empire Wind projects off the coast of Long Island, New York.
energy efficiency contractors framework

Scotland Excel launch £800m energy efficiency contractors framework

Scotland Excel has announced the 37 businesses who have secured a place on their national energy efficiency contractors framework, which aims to support Scotland’s councils in achieving net zero.
air force design awards

Jacobs celebrate two United States Air Force Design Awards

Jacobs has been awarded two United States Air Force Design Awards for work with the natural and built environment of Air Force facilities and installations.
built environment sector

How digital technologies can contribute to the built environment’s drive to...

Digital technologies such as BIM and digital twins can play a key role in supporting the built environment sector's drive to net zero, say Shivani Soni and Daniel Giddins of Microdesk.
zero energy bills

ilke Homes to deliver first home to guarantee zero energy bills

ilke Homes, in partnership with Gresham House and SO Resi, are set to deliver a home that promises zero energy bills in Essex.
industrial decarbonisation contract

Turner & Townsend secures industrial decarbonisation contract

Turner & Townsend have been appointed under new industrial decarbonisation contract to install Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology at Viridor's Energy from Waste facility at Runcorn.
building retrofits

BESA calls for national programme of building retrofits

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is pushing for a national programme of building retrofits to address the massive surge in energy prices.
SHDF funding

Orbit secures £1.4m SHDF funding to lower carbon emissions in homes

Orbit has secured £1.4m Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 1 funding, which will work with the West Midlands Combined Authority and Stratford-on-Avon District Council to upgrade 136 properties.
Renewable energy sources

Renewable energy sources reported as driver behind utilities construction

It has been reported that in value terms, 79% of energy generation projects over the past five years have been related to renewable energy sources – with 21% of these representing gas and nuclear energy.
PV panels

PV panels: The future of renewable energy for buildings and industry?

Steve Gardner, managing director, Eco UK Group, tells us about PV panels and the benefits that they have to societal economic development.
energy price cap

Energy price cap to increase by £693 from April

The energy price cap will increase from 1 April for approximately 22 million customers which has been driven by a record rise in global gas prices.
water services

Scottish Water services will rise by 4.2% in 2022/23

Scottish Water has announced that the amount households pay for its water and wastewater services will rise by 4.2 % in 2022/23.
residential heating

Gov’s residential heating approach ‘lacks strategic direction’, says BEIS

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee say that the UK government’s residential heating decarbonisation approach ‘lacks strategic direction’ and current policies are not enough to help meet 2050 net zero targets.
onshore converter station

Kier appointed to deliver Sofia onshore convertor station in the Northeast

Kier has been appointed by General Electric to deliver an onshore converter station in Redcar, for RWE’s £3bn Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea.
Basil Karampelas

ClearVue appoints Basil Karampelas as North American CEO

ClearVue has appointed Basil Karampelas as its North America CEO to expand its footprint across the United States and Canada.
neutron science

Standout steel structure will house the future of neutron science

Unique steel structure, designed by engineering consultants Buro Happold and covering the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility, is the new home to the future of neutron science.
data center consultancy

Ramboll acquires US data center consultancy EYPMCF

Ramboll announces it has acquired leading data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF).
sustainable building

Sustainable buildings: How sustainability adds value to your building  

As the construction industry moves towards net zero goals, sustainable buildings have never been more important. Architectural cladding company SoTech explains how sustainability can add value to your building.
electrical safety

Net zero and electrical safety: The future is now

Our path to net zero requires fundamental changes to our homes and how we use energy. Yet in our increasingly electric world, the critical importance of electrical safety is rarely fully acknowledged in strategies for our low carbon future. Here, Lesley Rudd, chief executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the campaigning charity is aiming to change this.
technology collaboration

How technology collaboration is driving net zero carbon success

The technology is already in place to meet net zero targets - collaboration, interoperability and a change of mindset to value the entire building lifecycle will be key to achieving them, says Mark Coates, international director of public policy and advocacy at Bentley Systems.
Construction Emissions Calculator

New construction emissions calculator launched by Aggreko

In efforts to support the construction sector, global temporary power company Aggreko will utilise a calculator that will compare emissions and fuel consumption onsite.
digital platform

Bryden Wood launches new digital platform to decarbonise electricity

International design company Bryden Wood is working alongside TerraPraxis to create a new digital platform to decarbonise electricity by 2050.
Energy Performance Certificates

Are Energy Performance Certificates “misleading” tools for delivering zero carbon buildings?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are “misleading” indicators of zero carbon buildings and should no longer be used as official guides to help lower emissions, argues Jason Page, a sustainability specialist at property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood.
renewable energy frameworks

Arcadis appointed to two major UK renewable energy frameworks

Arcadis has been appointed by the Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks and Scottish Power Energy Networks to support their goal of maximising renewable energy through two five year frameworks, which have a combined value of £25m.
new hydrogen economy

Midlands at forefront of Hydrogen innovation with HyDEX scheme

A new programme called HyDEX has been launched in the Midlands with hopes of fostering a new hydrogen economy in the Midlands.
November construction output

November construction output reaches largest growth since March

November construction output increased by 3.5%, reaching the largest monthly rise since March 2021, and the highest construction output since September 2019, as demand for work increases and supply chain pressures ease.