19 Jul 2019

Green infrastructure increases biodiversity, says report Locked

Green roofs, wetland basins, and community gardens are becoming increasingly common in new developments and urban spaces.

19 Jul 2019

Report savages Government’s energy efficiency measures Locked

The Government must strengthen policy and force builders to implement the latest energy efficiency standards, according to the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee.

19 Jul 2019

Europe heat pump sales increase 12.9%, finds study Locked

Global sales fell by 3.3%, partly due to China’s slowing economy, according to BSRIA’s research.  

19 Jul 2019

Squeezing heat into light for more efficient solar panels Locked

Rice University researchers claim to have found a way to turn the waste heat from photovoltaic panels into more electricity.

19 Jul 2019

Standardised school components could reduce emissions by 25% Locked

The open-source framing system is part of an initiative aimed at making school construction more efficient.

19 Jul 2019

Domestic AI receives slice of £12m Government funding Locked

Dyson and Imperial College London will use artifical intelligence to create household products to make it easier for robots to complete complicated household tasks.

19 Jul 2019

Perovskite advance could boost solar panel efficiency Locked

Saudi Arabian researchers say their fabrication technique could lead to the commercialisation of perovskite solar cells with conversion efficiencies of more than 21%.

19 Jul 2019

Ofgem could clamp down further on lax FiT payments Locked

It may take further action against Solarplicity over outstanding money owed to feed-in-tariff generators of solar energy.

19 Jul 2019

Car park housing gets go ahead in Bristol Locked

The City Council has granted planning permission for 11 Zed Pods homes on the Chalks Road car park.

12 Jul 2019

Lithium battery market to experience rapid growth Locked

Major growth in lithium battery technologies through EVs, electricity storage and consumer electronics is forecast raising regional sustainability challenges.

12 Jul 2019

Water companies “need to clean up their act”

“Unacceptable” slippage in performance of the major English water and sewerage companies in 2018, including a rise in serious pollution, has prompted moves towards tougher regulation.

UK
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

Lead-free paint factory opens 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

£26m boost to UK carbon capture and storage Locked

The UK’s carbon capture sector has been languishing since the Government’s £1bn CCS competition was axed in 2015, but £26m funding for nine projects has been awarded to kick-start a new period of growth.

UK
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.

5 Jul 2019

Brokenshire takes over Ellesmere Port shale gas decision Locked

A controversial urban shale gas application at Ellesmere Port due to be decided by a planning inspector has been taken over by the communities secretary as Government nervousness grows following a series of setbacks for the sector.

4 Jul 2019

Construction ‘drops like a stone’ in ‘black June' Locked

The abrupt loss of momentum in 2019 has been the worst experienced across the sector for a decade.

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.