21 Aug 2018

PassivPod wins top SME award Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The sustainable homes and office spaces won the overall prize at the National Best New Business Awards.

21 Aug 2018

Capacity Market review must prioritise renewables, says REA Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The Renewable Energy Association has asked the Government to help give renewables and energy storage technologies better access to the market.

21 Aug 2018

WSP launches social value tool Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The engineering consultant has created a scoring system to gauge the social value of developments.

21 Aug 2018

EU completes solar energy field in Gaza Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The plant will power the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant to provide clean drinking water to 75,000 people.

21 Aug 2018

Wellbeing housing study identifies information gaps Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: High-quality affordable housing boosts wellbeing but less is known about the effect of non-residential buildings, according to Bristol-based researchers.

10 Aug 2018

Over 80% of new builds have EERs of B and above in 2018 stats Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Over four fifths of new builds have achieved EERs of B and above, finds latest EPC statistics.

10 Aug 2018

London best city for EV infrastructure Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Spotahome analysis finds London is best place to get access to electric vehicle charging points.

Europe, United Kingdom
9 Aug 2018

B&Q opts for battery storage

Sustainable Building Briefing: The energy storage batteries will be used to reduce B&Q’s grid power consumption by 31% at its distribution centre in Swindon.

9 Aug 2018

First homes receive Home Quality Mark Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Crest Nicholson’s 100-home development in Hertfordshire has received BRE’s Home Quality Mark certification.

9 Aug 2018

Green light for Greater Manchester green vision

EIA +Planning Briefing: Approval given for plans to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest cities in the UK.

3 Aug 2018

London launches £10m boiler scrappage scheme

Sustainable Building Briefing: Sadiq Khan hopes the scheme will reduce energy bills and help improve air quality. 

2 Aug 2018

93% believe climate change is happening, but only 20-30% very worried Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Many Britons think climate change is happening but few are worried about it, according to the latest British Social Attitudes report.

27 Jul 2018

Heatwaves: stop funding modular construction and change building regulations, says EAC Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: There will be 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the Government does not take action, according to an Environmental Audit Committee report.

27 Jul 2018

£12.5m construction innovation competition launched

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to increase productivity and quality in construction.

27 Jul 2018

WEDG system devised to improve waterfront designs

Sustainable Building Briefing: The US-based Waterfront Alliance has created guidelines and a point scoring system to reward sustainable waterfront project designs.

26 Jul 2018

London aims to become globe’s “most walkable city” Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Walking Action Plan targets prioritising walking in infrastructure schemes, better foot-friendly connectivity, and more pedestrian crossings to inspire 1m more walking trips each day by 2024.

26 Jul 2018

Four fifths of home buyers consider sustainability, claims BLP Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The insurance company has found that most British people value the long-term sustainability performance of new homes.

20 Jul 2018

Homes in fuel poverty may fall slightly in 2017-2018 Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Although fuel poverty is predicted to fall between 2017 and 2018 progress has been slowed by reduced insulation funding.

20 Jul 2018

UK is not prepared for off-site manufacture, finds report

Sustainable Building Briefing: The UK’s construction sector is ill-equipped to meet housing demand, claims a House of Lords report.

18 Jul 2018

Praise and criticism for Scottish 90% GHG target

Sustainable Building Briefing: Lord Deben praises the setting of the new target, while environmental groups are critical.

18 Jul 2018

BRE launches reporting service for green building products Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The BRE has launched a world first material health and ingredient transparency reporting service for green building and interiors products.

12 Jul 2018

Existing homes must be equipped for EVs, says Ramboll

Sustainable Building Briefing: It believes the Government must do more to make sure existing homes can accommodate electric vehicle charging points.

12 Jul 2018

Wheatley secures £185m home improvement loan Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The European Investment Bank funds will be used to build and improve affordable housing across Scotland.

12 Jul 2018

Planning granted for sustainable sports facility

Sustainable Building Briefing: The University of Portsmouth’s £53m proposed facility includes aims to boost wellbeing and energy efficiency.

11 Jul 2018

London Mayor launches £500m Energy Efficiency Fund Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The dedicated investment fund for urban energy efficiency measures is aimed at public bodies and small businesses.

6 Jul 2018

Renewable energy markets cooling

EIA +Planning Briefing: As the impacts of global warming become ever clearer, the market for UK renewable energy is cooling says the REA.

Europe, United Kingdom
5 Jul 2018

UK construction to become 50% quicker? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government has launched a £420m Construction Sector Deal  to promote innovative modern methods of construction and get more homes built faster.

4 Jul 2018

Government steps up tower block cladding efforts Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Several measures have been introduced to speed up the removal of potentially unsafe cladding on private sector high-rise residential buildings.

4 Jul 2018

London Mayor publishes solar plan

Sustainable Building Briefing: Sadiq Khan’s solar panel scheme has also been extended after 4,000 people sign up to its first phase.

4 Jul 2018

Green walls reduce indoor temperatures by 2.3°C, finds study

Sustainable Building Briefing: Vertical greening systems have improved indoor comfort and economic benefits in low-income households in Nigeria, say Cardiff University researchers.

Africa & Middle East, Nigeria