New industry task group to define net zero carbon buildings

It will bring together more than 30 experts from across the building value chain

MPs launch inquiry into energy efficiency

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is inviting written submissions until 17th January 2019

‘Majority of global firms to step up efficiency spending’

Johnson Controls says businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint, save money, boost energy security and enhance their reputation

Demand for green buildings ‘could double in near-future’

A new study from Dodge Data and Analytics shows the sustainable construction sector is growing

Swedish energy efficient social infrastructure project granted £256m

The buildings will be constructed to nearly zero energy standards

MEPs back near zero energy buildings by 2050

Member states will be required to develop national long term strategies to support cost-saving renovation of public and private buildings

‘Voluntary approach to energy efficiency in buildings not working’

Global businesses say legislation is needed to drive change in the sector

China partners with World Green Building Council to cut carbon

China is the largest building construction market globally, with up to two billion square metres constructed every year

Green groups team up for Kenya’s low carbon buildings

A green bonds organisation and an African sustainable building group have agreed to work together to stimulate the take-up of certified low carbon buildings in Kenya. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) say the buildings could be eligible for the use of proceeds of green bonds. The organisations say the […]

Barclays issues €500m green bond in ‘UK first’

Barclays has issued a €500 million (£441m) green bond claimed to be the first issued by a UK bank to fund domestic assets. The funds raised will be used to finance and refinance residential mortgages on properties in England and Wales, which are in the top 15% of the lowest carbon intensive buildings in these […]