26 Jul 2019

The Old Way and the Clay Locked

Let me tell you about these advanced materials. They’re energy-efficient, breathable, non-toxic, reusable, and reasonably priced. They’re called… clay and straw. Eoin Redahan reports.

11 Jul 2019

Global solar market will grow 30.7% a year until 2026, finds report Locked

The solar power market will reach almost 4,800GW by 2026, according to Fortune Business Insights.

11 Jul 2019

Paint which absorbs carbon dioxide launched Locked

Graphenstone claims to have created the first commercially available, ultra-sustainable graphene-infused paints.

11 Jul 2019

Aerogel material could boost solar heating devices Locked

The silica-based material generates higher temperatures than conventional solar collectors, making it useful for home heating, say MIT researchers.

11 Jul 2019

Solar device cleans water without compromising energy generation, claim scientists Locked

This technology should be useful where energy and clean water are in short supply.

11 Jul 2019

Energy transition happening much faster than expected, says EY Locked

Renewable energy generation, storage advances and digital technologies are hastening this low carbon change, claims Ernst & Young.

11 Jul 2019

Bouygues’ concrete formula could reduce carbon footprint by 80% Locked

The construction firm will work with Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to develop its green cement technologies.

11 Jul 2019

Danish model evaluates efficiency of European PV installations Locked

Aarhus University’s solar energy model is available through an open licence.

5 Jul 2019

What will the workplace look like in 30 years? Locked

We’re still learning about indoor air quality, employee wellbeing, and the Internet of Things. As we learn and new technologies come on stream, our office spaces will also evolve. Chris Martin, CTO at PowWowNow, takes a closer look.

5 Jul 2019

Modular construction could cut costs by 20% claims report Locked

The method could also increase construction speed by 50%, according to McKinsey & Company.

5 Jul 2019

Energy generation rising up the business agenda, finds report Locked

A high proportion of the best performing businesses are demonstrating energy leadership, says Centrica Business Solutions.

4 Jul 2019

Logging wood origin using blockchain Locked

The evolution of blockchain technology could improve the traceability of wood throughout the supply chain, says the European Commission.

4 Jul 2019

Scotland sets social housing efficiency target Locked

The Government has made £17.6m available to improve energy efficiency in social housing this calendar year.

4 Jul 2019

Building integrated PV market to reach $10bn, claims report Locked

The global market will be worth almost $9.5bn by 2025, says QY Research.

3 Jul 2019

Future buildings research facility to be built in Salford Locked

The £16m facility at the University of Salford will examine off-site construction, smart homes, and energy use.

3 Jul 2019

Large low-carbon scheme costs similar to traditional build, claims Trust Locked

The 93 homes delivered in Norwich have been built at about £1875 per m², says the Passivhaus Trust.

3 Jul 2019

Recreating wood’s properties in 3D printing Locked

Swedish researchers have created a wood-based ink that they say mimics the ultrastructure of wood and could lead to a new swath of green materials.

27 Jun 2019

Community hydro scheme wins Green Apple Award Locked

The Settle Hydro community hydroelectric power scheme has been recognised for supplying clean energy to nearby apartments since 2009.

27 Jun 2019

Wellness tracking tool launched Locked

Delos and Arup have developed a survey that assesses how much a building’s design affects the wellness of its occupants.

27 Jun 2019

Cambridge Council buildings to get solar panels Locked

Seven photovoltaic systems have been installed on City Council’s buildings.

27 Jun 2019

Green building sector must support green mortgages, finds report Locked

The finance and green building sectors must work together to make energy efficiency mortgages available to householders in Europe, says a collaboration of organisations.

27 Jun 2019

"Living buildings” receive £8m funding Locked

Newcastle and Northumbria Universities will seek to develop new building concepts including those that consume their own waste.

27 Jun 2019

Glue has surprising carbon capture attribute, says university Locked

Swansea University says it has developed a material that can effectively capture CO2.

27 Jun 2019

A thin film solar panel breakthrough? Locked

Flinders University researchers believe a nanomaterial made from phosphorus could be key in the fabrication of cheap, efficient solar cells.

27 Jun 2019

Government makes smart charging move Locked

All EV charge points backed by the Government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme must be smart from 1 July 2019.

27 Jun 2019

You’re taking the... Locked

UWE Bristol is turning urine into electricity.

21 Jun 2019

Hotel harnesses hydropower Locked

The owners of Palé Hall, a country house hotel in North Wales, have revamped an old hydropower system to deliver all of their power needs. Here’s how they did it.

20 Jun 2019

Nationwide retrofit programme needed, says IET Locked

The Institution of Engineering and Technology says widespread housing retrofits will be needed if the Government is to realise its net zero 2050 target.

20 Jun 2019

Energiesprong could be key in Europe’s energy transition, finds report Locked

German think-tank Agora Energiewende says the energy efficiency renovation of the EU’s building stock is only moving at half the required rate.

20 Jun 2019

Smart homes and robotics among funding recipients Locked

The Government will provide £76m in total for 13 projects including the development of homes that consume their own waste.