Could ‘living concrete’ help construction industry clean up its act on emissions?

Researchers from the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder have found a way to combine sand and bacteria to build a green living material that demonstrates similar strength to cement-based mortar

Vast majority of US builders are installing efficiency measures in new homes

A new report shows this is the case regardless of it they consider the home they are building to be green

UK’s cement industry slashes emissions by a quarter since 1998

A new report says the reduction in emissions was achieved largely due to businesses improving their energy efficiency credentials, using alternative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources

Wates Group aims for zero carbon operations by 2025

The company has also pledged to reduce and eliminate waste from onsite operations during the same period

SP Energy Networks paves the way for waste plastic roads

The plastic will replace part of the bitumen – the sticky, black liquid that is traditionally used to make asphalt

Energy giant E.ON invests in smart construction start-up

It will use HoloBuilder’s solution to build network projects such as substations and switchgears as well as large city energy projects

Finance and green building sectors ‘must work together more closely’

The World Green Building Council says this is vital to grow the energy efficient mortgage market to the point where green finance is available to any borrower in Europe

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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

New framework to enable transition to net zero carbon buildings

It aims to build consensus in the industry on the approach to decarbonising buildings

IKEA achieves sustainability certification at Greenwich store

It claims to be the first retail unit in the country to achieve a BREEAM UK New Construction Post Construction rating of more than 90%