9 Nov 2018

Kinetic pavers among New Zealand park features

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park in Auckland blends an ecological focus with the need for new athletic facilities.

9 Nov 2018

Pre-fab healthcare facilities launched

Sustainable Building Briefing: Willmott Dixon has teamed up with architect Penoyre & Prasad to develop the Cura integrated health hub.

9 Nov 2018

London is the world’s most sustainable city, finds Arcadis Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: European cities occupy eight of the top 10 spots in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index rankings.

25 Oct 2018

Nottingham solar champion honoured posthumously

Ecology Briefing: City Councillor Alan Clark has received the Solar Power Portal Award for his work in increasing Nottingham’s energy self-sufficiency.

25 Oct 2018

Government launches £60m green innovation fund Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Those developing innovative ways to tackle climate change have been invited to bid for a share of the fund.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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.