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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.
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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.
sustainable construction practices

Diverse technology to develop sustainable construction practices

The construction industry is responsible for consuming almost one-third of the total global energy consumption, but technological innovations have allowed them to develop sustainable practices. A spokesperson from UK Flat Roofing highlights the current and upcoming green technologies used to develop sustainable construction practices.
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.
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.
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.
cement production

Decarbonising cement production with the power of the sun

Philipp Furler and Gianluca Ambrosetti, co-founders and CEOs of Synhelion, explain how solar heat can be used to reduce carbon emissions during cement production.
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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.
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Scandic signs lease with Skanska for new climate-neutral hotel

Scandic has entered a long-term lease agreement with Skanska for a new climate-neutral hotel called Scandic Sundsvall Central.
Solar panels, Essex energy

Solar panels installed across schools in Essex to reduce carbon emissions

Mitie has worked with Essex County Council to manage the installation of roof-mounted solar panels at 15 schools across the county.
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Mace drives net-zero carbon on the MoJ’s prisons programme

Following the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement in May that all new prisons will be built sustainably, Mace is supporting the organisation in introducing energy-saving technology.
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UK solar industry to ‘double in size by 2030’

40GW of solar capacity could deliver 13,000 new jobs, £17bn in additional economic activity, and a 4.7% cut in total UK carbon emissions, according to a new report.
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EDF Renewables to construct three new solar farms

EDF Renewables Ireland is to start the construction of three new solar farms in counties Wexford and Kilkenny this month.

Etopia Homes commits to delivering zero-carbon housing

Etopia Homes, backed by the Reuben Brothers, has become the UK’s first developer to commit to achieving an EDGE Zero Carbon certification.

Modular housing company awarded sustainability accreditation

Boutique Modern has been awarded the status of a B Corporation – a UK first in the modular construction industry.

HS2 swaps steel for wind turbine blades to reinforce concrete

Retired wind turbine blades destined for the incinerator will instead be used to create carbon-friendly reinforced concrete on Britain’s new high speed rail network, HS2 Ltd.

EDF Renewables strengthens solar capacity across England and Wales

Two more projects are now part of EDF Renewables UK’s solar portfolio in England and Wales, each project will generate enough low carbon energy for the equivalent of 9,500 homes.
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Premier Modular wins £9.8m NHS contract

Premier Modular has been awarded a £9.8m contract to build a 62-bed priority assessment unit at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey for the NHS Foundation Trust.
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£2.6m boost for ‘Bright Green Homes’ in Bristol

Bristol residents could receive financial help to have energy saving measures installed in their homes after the city was awarded nearly £3m to create a local version of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

Graham to adopt Passivhaus standard

Graham has commenced the journey towards the widespread adoption and implementation of the Passivhaus standard and methodology.
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Southwark Council commits £101m to tackle climate emergency

Southwark Council backs its commitment to the Climate Emergency and environmental sustainability with a commitment of £101m in funding.
Solar Pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions invest in solar pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has invested in a number of solar pods that will reduce carbon emissions, noise and fuel use on operational sites.
Clean Air Gas Engine

HS2 trials Clean Air Gas Engine technology to cut carbon on...

In an attempt to improve local air quality, HS2 is trailing new Clean Air Gas Engine technology to dramatically cut carbon on construction sites.
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Mace signs up to SteelZero initiative

Mace has signed up to SteelZero, joining Grosvenor and Ørsted A/S in the initiative aimed at driving market demand for net-zero steel.
carbon emissions

How the construction industry can meet decarbonisation targets

Asite has launched a new research report on how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets.
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HS2 unveils ambitious air quality plans

HS2 has revealed ambitious air quality plans, including ‘designing out’ emissions, introducing renewable energy on construction sites and zero-pollution machinery.

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