9 Mar 2018

BRE launches solar car park guide Locked

The guide looks at delivering solar car parks that incorporate renewable energy generation, energy storage, and EV charging points.

9 Mar 2018

Green infrastructure investment is crucial, says report Locked

Increasing private green infrastructure investment is key in reaching the UK’s long-term environmental policy objectives, claims the Aldersgate Group.

28 Feb 2018

Serious failings highlighted on construction based air pollution Locked

More than 80% of construction workers surveyed believe there is an issue with air pollution in the industry.

28 Feb 2018

Government's renewable heat scheme falters Locked

The Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has fallen short of its objectives, according to a National Audit Office report.

22 Feb 2018

Hodkinson outlines ways to meet London Plan energy targets Locked

Hodkinson has outlined three ways to help meet the 10% Draft London Plan Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Buildings.

22 Feb 2018

Over £130bn of commercial property at risk, says arbnco Locked

Almost 20% of commercial properties have dropped EPC ratings ahead of the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) legislation, due in April

15 Feb 2018

Government launches heatwave inquiry Locked

With UK summer temperatures projected to commonly reach 38°C by 2040, the inquiry will investigate how well prepared our built environment is to cope.

2 Feb 2018

BRE launches smart technology centre Locked

The Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings will help develop the use of smart technology in the built environment. 

23 Jan 2018

Welsh mine-water heating project gets EU funding Locked

Underground mine-water will be used to warm homes in Caerau near Maesteg.

18 Jan 2018

Keele University boasts smart energy first Locked

The university will partner with Siemens to turn the Staffordshire campus into an integrated electricity, gas, and heat Smart Energy Network Demonstrator.

18 Jan 2018

OS joins global data mapping initiative Locked

Ordnance Survey International has joined the 100 Resilient Cities project to improved data mapping and urban resilience.

18 Dec 2017

London’s Angel Court Wins Tall Building of the Year Locked

The redevelopment of Angel Court in London’s financial district has won Tall Building of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards.

1 Dec 2017

£35m fund launched for innovative projects Locked

Innovate UK has launched a competition that calls for innovative solutions to infrastructure, materials, and manufacturing.

16 Nov 2017

Manchester heat network scheme gets £2.87m grant Locked

The Government’s Heat Network Investment Project has given Manchester City Council £2.87m in grant funding to develop the Manchester Civic Heat Network, which could deliver significant carbon reductions.

26 Oct 2017

New Bloomberg HQ claims office first Locked

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in the City of London has achieved highest the design-stage BREEAM score ever achieved by any major office development in the world, according to the company.

18 Oct 2017

Manufacturers anticipate rise in building material costs Locked

Costs rose for 90% of UK construction product manufacturers during Q3 and those within the industry expect costs to rise further and construction output to slow in the coming year, according to the CPA’s State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q3.

18 Oct 2017

UKGBC calls for retrofit regeneration Locked

High-quality whole home retrofitting can be used to help regenerate low income communities, according to a report compiled by the UK Green Building Council.

28 Sep 2017

Feedback invited on BREEAM ecology assessment Locked

BRE Global is seeking feedback from a wider range of stakeholders on the process it is following to implement BREEAM UK’s strategic ecology framework (SEF) into BREEAM schemes in the UK.

20 Sep 2017

Government aims to accelerate green finance Locked

The UK Government intends to accelerate the growth of green finance as it tries to transition to a low carbon economy.

Europe, UK
13 Sep 2017

Scottish wind power breaks more records Locked

The equivalent of nine in 10 of Scotland’s household’s energy needs was generated by Scotland’s wind turbine in August, according to analysis by WWF Scotland and data provided by WeatherEnergy.

13 Sep 2017

ECI merges with BRE Locked

The European Construction Institute has become part of BRE to boost best practice delivery across the international engineering construction sector.

Europe, UK
11 Sep 2017

Minister opens plot shop Locked

Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma has opened up the UK’s first plot shop in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

6 Sep 2017

HAB launches bond for housing projects Locked

Sustainable home builder HAB Housing has launched an IFA bond in the hope of raising £8-10m to support its new Bristol development.

6 Sep 2017

UK-GBC announces retail Wellbeing Lab participants Locked

The Crown Estate, BuroHappold Engineering, and design firm Haskoll have all been announced as participants in the second year of the UK Green Building Council’s Wellbeing Lab programme, which will focus on the improving the health and wellbeing of those who frequent retail spaces.

6 Sep 2017

UK homes may not be fully green for a century, says WWF Locked

At the current rate of change, it will take more than 100 years for the UK to make its homes totally green, says the World Wide Fund for Nature.

6 Sep 2017

Local group criticised Guildford plan Locked

The Guildford Vision Group has criticised the dearth of new infrastructure in the latest draft of the Guildford Local Plan, especially in the town centre, and proposed development on green belt land.

6 Sep 2017

Harworth buys midlands sites Locked

Regeneration specialist Harworth has bought two sites totalling 233a in the West Midlands.

30 Aug 2017

House of Fraser opens sustainable store Locked

Department store group House of Fraser has opened a new sustainable store in Rushden Lakes, Northamptonshire.

30 Aug 2017

HS2 seeks new station construction teams Locked

The regeneration of the Euston and Old Oak Common areas in London moved a step closer with HS2 Ltd’s announcement that is looking for companies to build both new stations.

30 Aug 2017

Sellafield Ltd scoops safety awards Locked

Nuclear decommissioning company Sellafield Ltd has been given nine gold safety awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.