14 Jan 2019

Cost-cutting opportunities highlighted in homebuilders sustainability report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Designing with wellbeing in mind and waste reduction could help save millions, according to the 2018 Next Generation Sustainability Benchmark report

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

Homes England makes off-site construction statement Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Government body’s new South East base will be built using modern methods of construction.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Residential carbon intensity falls in Northern Ireland Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Overall emissions per capita have reduced by 28% between 1990 and 2016, despite population growth of 17% over the period.

6 Dec 2018

RINA invites near-zero upgrade case studies

Sustainable Building Briefing: Local authorities have been invited to enter building renovation projects as case studies into the pan-European ABRACADABRA project.

30 Nov 2018

Cory submits plans for Thameside energy park

EIA +Planning Briefing: Plans to increase capacity of by 655,000t/yr.

28 Nov 2018

Cambridge nursery wins overall Wood Award

Sustainable Building Briefing: University of Cambridge halls and chapels influence design.

23 Nov 2018

Blockchain and IoT will lead to profound changes, finds report Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Internet of Things, smarter use of data, and blockchain technology will drive efficiencies in all types of buildings, according to Aurecon.

23 Nov 2018

Bamboo home scoops international prize

Ecology Briefing: The home only takes four hours to build and could provide a sustainable, low-cost solution in the Philippines.

22 Nov 2018

Global energy management systems to hit $62.3bn in 2023 Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The global market for systems which reduce our energy bills will grow at a rate of 13.5% CAGR by 2023, according to Allied Market Research.

16 Nov 2018

Network Rail extols benefits of eco-friendly measures Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The rail body says the introduction of solar panels, insulation, and rainwater harvesting at King’s Cross railway station is cutting costs considerably.

15 Nov 2018

Business benefits of green building highlighted in report

Sustainable Building Briefing: About half of the 2,000 building professionals surveyed by Dodge Data & Analytics say 60% of their projects will have a green focus by 2021.

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.