19 Oct 2018

Salford Living Lab to showcase green building

Sustainable Building Briefing: The University of Salford will host an array of urban green infrastructure such as green roofs vertical gardens, and sensor technologies.

19 Oct 2018

UK Government’s climate change response savaged by Labour Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government has asked the Committee on Climate Change for advice on setting a target date for net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

19 Oct 2018

Deep retrofit of UK homes needed, says report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The UK will not meet 2050 climate targets without upgrading its housing stock, according to an Institution of Engineering and Technology and Nottingham Trent University report.

12 Oct 2018

Lewisham community build receives £1m Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given a south London community group the funding to help it build 33 social rented- and affordable homes.

12 Oct 2018

Materials innovation factory opens in Liverpool

Sustainable Building Briefing: The £81m facility will develop porous solids and liquids that capture pollutants and materials that can generate low-carbon energy.

12 Oct 2018

Driverless vehicles could free up 6,300ha of London land Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The rise of these vehicles could drastically reduce the need for parking space, says Arcadis.

5 Oct 2018

Passivhaus passes 1,000-unit mark

Sustainable Building Briefing: More than 1,000 passive homes are also in the UK’s construction pipeline, according to the Passivhaus Trust.

5 Oct 2018

Wellbeing design could provide £15bn boost, claims report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Designing our urban environment with wellbeing in mind has tangible economic benefits, says British Land.

5 Oct 2018

Brunel’s solar cells use heat pipes to boost efficiency

Sustainable Building Briefing: The snap-together PV panels combine with heat pipes to create a system that generates electricity and makes use of waste heat.

5 Oct 2018

Brent Council moves to protect industrial land Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Council has tightened planning rules for converting commercial premises into residential accommodation to safeguard industrial space in the Northwest London area.

5 Oct 2018

Creating climate-resilient real estate Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: What is the main concern for experts tasked with making buildings more climate-resilient? Eoin Redahan found out at Ramboll’s Climate Resilience roundtable.

27 Sep 2018

Solar-powered building centre receives £36m

Sustainable Building Briefing: Swansea University’s Active Building Centre aims to activate the solar generating capacity of UK buildings, creating more energy-resilient communities.

27 Sep 2018

Asbestos detection tech set for launch

Sustainable Building Briefing: Alert Technology’s real-time detector measures airborne asbestos fibres.

27 Sep 2018

Ecology Building Society joins green mortgage pilot Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative pilot scheme incentivises borrowers to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

27 Sep 2018

Aerated concrete industry set to grow 7%/yr Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The global autoclaved aerated concrete market is forecast to grow by 7% a year until 2026, according to a Transparency Market Research report.

21 Sep 2018

Cross laminated timber market to grow 15% by 2025, says report Locked

21 Sep 2018

Waste plastics provide sand alternative in concrete Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Waste plastics could replace 10% of the sand used in Indian concrete, which could tackle the national sand shortage and plastic litter problem, according to University of Bath-led research.

21 Sep 2018

Zero-carbon London backed by big businesses

Sustainable Building Briefing: Sky, Tesco, and Siemens have pledged to use 100% renewable energy in their London properties by 2020 and set stringent energy efficiency targets.

14 Sep 2018

Timber construction solutions lauded in report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if the UK made better use of timber-based construction and cement manufactured with carbonated waste.

14 Sep 2018

Google launches building emissions tool Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The online tool combines mapping with data on buildings’ carbon emissions and renewable energy potential.

14 Sep 2018

Scotland launches self-build home fund

Sustainable Building Briefing: The £4m fund is open to those who can’t secure funds through standard bank loans.

10 Sep 2018

Sturgeon wants electric towns

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Scottish Government will put £16.7m towards the low-carbon transformation of its road network.

10 Sep 2018

LGA bemoans lack of funding for sustainable travel, including charging points Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Many councils are unable to invest in more cycling and walking initiatives due to financial constraints, says the Local Government Association.

10 Sep 2018

Glasgow takes geothermal step Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council have greenlit plans to develop a geothermal research observatory in the east side of the city.

10 Sep 2018

Nineteen cities make net zero carbon commitment

Sustainable Building Briefing: London has joined the other global cities in pledging to make its new buildings net zero carbon by 2030.

10 Sep 2018

UKGBC publishes Sustainability manual Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The text aims to encourage innovation in the construction and property industries.

23 Aug 2018

Concrete solutions sought by CIRIA Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: It is looking for industry partners to create in-situ concrete without defects.

21 Aug 2018

PassivPod wins top SME award

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.