23 May 2019

Grosvenor makes bold net zero carbon pledge Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Property group Grosvenor Britain & Ireland plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions in all of its directly managed buildings by 2030.

23 May 2019

Knight Frank to go 100% renewable Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The global property consultancy has committed to purchasing only renewable energy in the properties it manages.

23 May 2019

Efficiency measures trump renewables in the home, finds MoneySuperMarket Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: A solar oven is the only renewable energy device that delivers a return on investment within five years, it says.

17 May 2019

New York first US city to cap building emissions Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: New York City has passed landmark legislation capping building emissions and driving a new market for energy efficiency products and services in anticipation of action in other cities and potentially at Federal level in future.

16 May 2019

Japanese firm enters UK off-site housing market Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Japan’s largest housebuilder has bought a 35% equity stake in Urban Splash’s modular housing business.

16 May 2019

Arup makes EV infrastructure move Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The professional services company’s architects will help deliver a national network of electric vehicle forecourts that will largely be manufactured off site.

16 May 2019

Thermal storage system is key to Stanford’s low-carbon success Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The US university believes the tripartite approach of electrified heating, thermal storage, and carbon-aware scheduling could maintain energy supply and reliability even as grids become reliant on intermittent renewables.

16 May 2019

Government criticises building owners over cladding replacements Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government has committed £200m to speed up the removal of unsafe aluminium composite cladding from 170 privately-owned high-rise buildings.

9 May 2019

Large Passivhaus project underway in Norwich Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Norwich City Council will deliver 112 Passivhaus homes as part of its social housing scheme on Goldsmith Street.

3 May 2019

Insurers cast doubt over MMC homes’ durability Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: In written evidence submitted to the Government, the Association of British Insurers unveiled six case studies which indicate the increased cost of repairing MMC buildings.

3 May 2019

Zero carbon retrofits complete in Essex Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Moat Homes and energy services provider ENGIE have delivered five properties in Maldon.

2 May 2019

Passivhaus certified in Lewes Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Hill House in the South Downs National Park makes use of passive heating and cooling solutions.

26 Apr 2019

Government housing upgrades slowing, reveals statistics Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government’s latest Energy Company Obligation statistics indicate that far fewer homes have been upgraded in recent months.

25 Apr 2019

Pollution costs Stoke company £150,000 in Enforcement Undertaking Locked

Ecology Briefing: Following a pollution incident in Newstead Brook, Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd has donated £150,000 to the Trent Rivers Trust.

25 Apr 2019

UK and Europe dominate EV charging infrastructure Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Eight of the 10 countries with the most electric vehicle charging points are in Europe, according to comparethemarket.com.

18 Apr 2019

Berkeley makes carbon positive gains Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The housebuilder has worked with EcoAct to deliver carbon offsetting projects that supplement the housebuilder’s carbon emissions reduction strategy.

18 Apr 2019

IKEA store receives highest BREEAM rating Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Greenwich store is the first retail unit to attain a New Construction Post Construction score of more than 90%, claims the retail giant.

18 Apr 2019

How data are improving our public services Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A project that creates a database of all the UK’s trees and one that identifies the safest roads for cyclists are among those winning a £1.5m Government funding competition.

11 Apr 2019

Ultra-low energy homes set for Northamptonshire Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The 47 homes in Corby are among five Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy case studies in its Building for 2050 project.

11 Apr 2019

Garden of the sky created on Nottingham apartment block Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Design practice Hosta Consulting has created the largest intensive green roof in the city atop a 26-storey apartment block.

11 Apr 2019

Seven in 10 people worry about indoor air quality, finds study Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Air quality is increasingly informing people’s choices of where to live and holiday, according to air purifier producer Blueair.

11 Apr 2019

E.ON launches solar reward scheme Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The scheme aims to reward the first 500 new solar installation customers who export energy back to the grid, but only for the first year.

28 Mar 2019

£1.25m available for heating innovation in Yorkshire Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Innovate UK will fund projects that improve domestic heat and energy funding in Leeds and York.

21 Mar 2019

Bristol Council meets carbon target two years early Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The City Council has met its target, to reduce carbon emissions from its direct activities by 65%, two years ahead of schedule.

21 Mar 2019

BREEAM launches pre-approval process Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Portfolio clients can now have multiple projects evaluated up front by BRE Global.

21 Mar 2019

NHS chooses developers for its healthy towns programme Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Ten developers have been chosen to pool their expertise with those from other sectors to create healthier places for people.

21 Mar 2019

Future of Real Estate Initiative seeks to predict industry changes Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Engineering consultancy Arcadis and The Crown Estate have joined six other organisations at the University of Oxford for proptech research.

18 Mar 2019

Energiesprong seeks UK retrofit partners Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The whole house deep retrofit organisation believes there is an emerging market for net zero energy housing in the UK.

18 Mar 2019

Five low-carbon housing schemes will help shape policy, says Government Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: On-site energy generation, heat pump technologies, and passivhaus principles will be built and then assessed to inform the Government’s Building for 2050 research project.

18 Mar 2019

UKGBC outlines business case for implementing climate change measures Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: In its Leading the Way report, the UKGBC has outlined what its Gold Leaf members are doing to become more sustainable and the financial advantages these actions bring.