London’s black cabs go green

The manufacturer of London’s black cabs has started building its new green headquarters and assembly plant. The London Taxi Company’s £300 million electric taxi factory in Ansty, Coventry will research innovative new technologies as well as produce new ultra low emission versions of the city’s famous vehicles. The 37,000m² sustainable building will include a production facility and […]

Lloyds Bank launches £1bn energy efficiency fund

A new £1 billion fund to help owners of commercial real estate improve the energy efficiency of buildings has been launched. Lloyds Bank will support its clients’ adoption of energy-saving measures by providing loans of £10 million and above. Those companies interested in getting the discounted loans from the fund will have to undergo a […]

Global green building sector ‘to double by 2018’

The global green building industry is tipped to double in the next two years. The number of companies expecting to have more than 60% of their building projects certified green could more than double by 2018, according to a new study. That’s a rise from 18% currently to 37% in just two years, it states. […]

Swedish property firm wins €100m green EU loan

A Swedish property company has been granted a €100 million (£73.5m) loan to build two environmentally-friendly office buildings. The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Fabege will use energy efficiency and renewable technologies during the construction of the near-zero-energy buildings. The final energy usage of the buildings is expected to be below 50kWh per square metre. […]

UK-China deal heralds £200m green building boost

Up to £200 million of work could be created for the UK’s green building supply chain companies following a deal signed with China. UK construction firm, Building Research Establishment (BRE), is to set up a new training and research and development centre in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The facility will provide training on […]

India unveils first ‘zero-net energy’ building

The first building in India to use 100% on-site energy generation has reportedly been unveiled by the Government. Reports claim the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi will house the Ministry of Environment and Forest and accommodate 600 officials. It is claimed to be India’s first “zero-net energy” building, which will use renewable energy generated […]