Next UK Government urged to prioritise energy efficiency

The next government should recognise energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority and commit to improving the energy performance of homes in the UK. The call from the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) comes as it has set out key recommendations for the government ahead of the general election. It says improving the energy efficiency […]

How energy efficient are buildings in Dubai?

A new project to assess the energy performance of buildings in Dubai has been launched. Emirates Green Building Council (GBC) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) have joined forced for the ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in the city. It will be done under the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) programme, part of the […]

Building giants back 2050 zero-emission target

Three major companies are backing a global campaign which aims to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Engineering firm Integral Group, international property and infrastructure group Lendlease and product manufacturer ROCKWOOL Group have joined the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) initiative as official sponsors. The goal of the Advancing Net Zero […]

New Innovation Lab for built environment launched

A new programme to accelerate innovation in the UK’s built environment has been launched. The UK Green Building Council’s (UK-GBC) first ‘Innovation Lab’ aims to identify and address systemic challenges facing businesses within the sector and co-create innovative and highly sustainable solutions. It is part of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the […]

World Green Building Council sets ‘net zero’ goal

A new project which aims to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050 has been launched. The World Green Building Council’s (GBC) ‘Advancing Net Zero’ initiative will see GBCs in some of the biggest projected growth in buildings roll out certification and provide training in an effort to reach the goal. At least eight […]