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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.
senior team

Holmes Miller strengthens senior team with new appointments

Holmes Miller has strengthened its senior team with new appointments, as seven staff are promoted across its Glasgow and London offices.
digital software

How digital software can drive sustainability in construction

Justin Moule, CEO of cloud construction software business Eque2 says digital software can drive sustainability in construction and win more business.  Here he explains why.
ESG in construction

How can Blockchain enable the standardisation of ESG in construction?

Blockchain provider Finboot looks at how emerging tech can play a role in validating and standardising ESG in construction.
solar-powered transport

M-AR delivers first fully solar-powered transport hub in Leeds

Specialist offsite contractor M-AR has created an environmentally-friendly terminus building for the first fully solar-powered transport hub in the UK, the Stourton Park and Ride.
Hard FM

BAM FM appointed to NHS Shared Business Services Hard FM framework

BAM FM has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM).
zero carbon school

Galliford Try appointed to net zero carbon school scheme

Galliford Try has been appointed to a new net zero carbon school project under the Department for Education (DfE) Net Zero Carbon in Operation (NZCIO) scheme.

Mace appoints Rachel O’Donnell as consult lead for retrofit

Mace has appointed Rachel O’Donnell as consult lead for retrofit, reflecting its commitment to tackling the climate emergency and the building safety crisis.
Whitehall Riverside

Glenbrook and TCS submit planning for Whitehall Riverside development in Leeds

Glenbrook and Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) have submitted planning applications for a £280m masterplan for the development of Whitehall Riverside, in Leeds city centre.
wsp managing director

Paul Reilly appointed as WSP managing director for planning and advisory

Paul Reilly has been appointed as the new WSP managing director for planning and advisory which supports clients through a broad array of specialisms, including earth & environment, planning, project & commercial services, and transport planning.
construction net zero

Are construction net zero goals too ambitious?

As construction net zero targets loom large, Adam Savitz of Johnson Controls examines how businesses can meet the challenge.
pallet waste

Tarmac signs scheme to reduce pallet waste in the construction industry

Tarmac has signed a charter produced by The Pallet LOOP, which aims to reduce pallet waste in the construction industry.
London modular hotel

Elements Europe appointed to £100m London modular hotel and office scheme

Elements Europe, an offsite specialist, has been appointed as the main contractor on a £100m London modular hotel and office development.
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.
urban design principles

How cities are changing shape and adopting new urban design principles

The pandemic has changed the way we work, travel and interact - and cities need to change too to avoid becoming ghost towns. Dr David Cleevely, chair of the Cambridge Ahead NECE project, discusses new research that examines how the city can experiment with new urban design principles and transport.
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.
living wall firm

Living wall design firm Biotecture is recruiting for its professional maintenance...

Leading UK living wall design, installation and maintenance company Biotecture is expanding its professional maintenance team.
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.
green building materials

Reducing construction’s environmental impact with innovative, green building materials

PBC Today spoke with Matthew Linegar, head of product management at Stora Enso to discuss how the use of innovative, green building materials – such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) - are helping to reduce the environmental impact of construction.
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.
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.
park centre in knowle

Beard completes new premises at the Park Centre in Knowle

Bristol-based construction firm Beard has completed new premises for The Park Centre in Knowle to house a number of community groups.
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.
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.
nature hide

Students use SterlingOSB Zero and straw bales to construct nature hide...

A nature hide designed and built by post graduate students from Kingston School of Art using straw bales and SterlingOSB Zero supplied by West Fraser, will help neighbourhood schoolchildren connect with local wildlife.
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.