West Midlands social homes secure £7.5m retrofit boost

More than 620 of the ‘worst’ energy-performing homes will get a boost to improve their energy efficiency

Infrared heating over heat pumps?

A new study claims infrared heating is more cost-effective and energy efficient than heat pumps – and could be the answer to net zero

Vattenfall launches ‘affordable’ solution to replace gas boilers

The new heat pump technology promises to support the UK’s efforts to decarbonise domestic heating

New York announces $50m challenge to decarbonise high-rise buildings

A total of 10 real estate groups have been selected, with each company committing to achieving carbon neutrality in one or more buildings they own through investments in energy efficiency, electrification, energy storage and retrofit projects

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US pumps $33m into natural gas pipeline retrofit projects

Teams will develop technology to rehabilitate existing cast iron and bare steel pipes by creating new, robust pipes inside old ones

CCC: UK homes are ‘largely unprepared for climate change’

The Committee on Climate Change warns the nation’s legally-binding climate targets will not be met without the reduction of emissions from buildings

Leicester University building shortlisted for international green award

The University of Leicester’s redesigned Union building was made a finalist in a global greenbuild competition. The five storey Percy Gee building, recently revamped with £17million, was the only UK building to make the shortlist for the institutional category of the Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards. The prize recognises projects that update older buildings to be more […]