Swansea Uni granted £36m to research green building materials

The university develops coatings that generate electricity from heat and light

New sustainable innovation manual for built environment

The UK Green Building Council’s guide also includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help organise ideas

Bids invited for share of £12.5m for energy efficient buildings

Projects should deliver new built assets 50% faster and 33% cheaper as well as halve the lifetime carbon emissions

UK Government signs £420m deal with construction sector

The move aims to make the building industry more efficient and productive, as well as cut energy bills across the country

New UK partnership to boost sustainable innovation in the built environment

The UK Green Building Council and Innovation Gateway aim to help get green solutions and business models to market more quickly

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

Macquarie buys 50% stake in environmental monitoring firm

Australian bank Macquarie said it is buying a 50% stake in an environmental monitoring company. British firm Spectris’ subsidiary Brüel & Kjær (EMS B&K) specialises in offering continuous environmental monitoring to infrastructure and mining firms, enabling real-time compliance and improving the operational efficiency of those subject to constraints such as noise and air pollution. For example, […]

London mayor seeks powers to fight non-road pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the government to grant him additional powers to fight non-road pollution sources in the capital. He has written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove about measures, including new zones where the burning of solid fuels like wood and coal is not allowed. Non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) like diggers and […]

Environment in the spotlight in UK’s biggest road upgrade

The biggest road upgrade under construction in the UK aims to leave a positive footprint on the local environment. Highways England’s £1.5 billion upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon will use renewable energy where possible and make the most of naturally-occurring materials on site to build the road. The project team, which includes […]

First concrete poured at Hinkley Point C

EDF has announced concrete has been poured for the first permanent structures at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Six months after contracts were signed for the controversial nuclear power station in Somerset, its galleries, which are a network of connected tunnels to carry cabling and pipes, are being built. Construction of the building which will house the facility’s first reactor […]