Could cement be zero carbon?

Ian Riley, CEO of the World Cement Association, spoke to ELN about potential technologies that can support the cement industry’s journey to net zero

‘Scotland’s largest’ net zero housing development greenlighted

The flats are designed to use on-site renewable energy to reduce energy demand

Looking for that eco skyscraper? Time to branch out!

A ‘skyscraper tree’ made from genetically modified trees has won the first prize in an architecture competition in New York

Philadelphia told turn off lights to prevent bird strikes

Artificial lights are thought to distract birds and ultimately cause them to crash onto buildings

Guest Blog: Vilnis Vesma – 50 ways to waste energy

Your fellow subscriber Vilnis Vesma wrote the following for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a light-hearted “sideways look” at the subject, and never intended to be shared more widely, but he later learned that they had been using it as a behaviour-change aid.

Climate change ‘could see additional 1.2m properties across Great Britain flooded by 2050’

A new report says this flood risk would be driven by increased rainfall, higher sea levels, more frequent and severe storms and higher coastal surges

‘Government must remove VAT on retrofits and help digitalise construction sector’

A new report by Green Alliance calls on the government to support digital technologies to help the sector recover and drive towards net zero

Canada’s ‘first net zero college building’ to absorb thousands of tonnes of CO2

Centennial College in Toronto is expected to open the new timber-based structure in 2023

Buildings ‘should be retrofitted rather than rebuilt’ to decarbonise sector

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says current government tax structures incentivise the unnecessary demolition of buildings

Sustainable home
Half of people between ages of 25 and 40 ‘want next home to be green’

However, a new report shows only 24% of this group would actually be willing to pay more money for sustainable features