Morgan Sindall wins £1.2 Million hydro scheme contract

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by Green Highland Renewables to deliver part of a 1MW hydro scheme near Achnasheen, Wester Ross some 43 miles from Inverness.

Academics invent walls made from recycled shredded paper

Walls could be made from shredded paper after researchers at Nottingham Trent University developed a new material which is as strong as MDF.

Energy efficiency should become a national infrastructure priority, says NIA

The Government needs to commit to a major retrofitting programme of 1 million homes by 2020 as a national infrastructure priority, says the National Insulation Association (NIA).

£2.6M issued for new Green Deal Fund in first week

£2.61 million was issued to households through the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme's first week, according to industry estimates.

Clearer policies needed to reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, says report

Government policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from commercial buildings needs to be better understood, more efficiently monitored and easier to enforce, reveals a new report launched today.

TCPA to take on green infrastructure partnership

Britain's oldest environmental charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), is taking on co-ordination of the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP), a network of over 320 organisations and individuals, from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Boris Johnson unveils 10 low carbon zones in London

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced the 10 successful boroughs which have won funding to become 'low carbon zones'.

ESCO to fund green heating

A group of entrepreneurs has established an energy services company (ESCO) to fund the installation and maintenance of environmentally friendly systems to heat and cool new buildings.

RIBA call for carbon flexibility

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called upon the Government to implement a more flexible definition of zero carbon buildings.

£10m green building competition

A competition for companies to improve the green credentials of buildings across the UK will be announced later today

Canary Wharf joins green initiative

Canary Wharf Group has teamed up with the Mayor of London and the Clinton Climate Initiative as part of a new sustainability drive.

Livingstone plans to make London's buildings green

The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has today announced the start of a programme to cut carbon emissions from the capital's buildings.

Pan Peninsula gets CHP

Salford-based Ener-g is making a high profile contribution to London’s green initiative by installing its Salford-made combined heat and power (CHP) technology in the UK’s tallest residential building.

Speedy launches green accommodation

SpeedySpace,the accommodation division of Speedy Hire, has launched a new environmentally friendly on-site unit which reduces the carbon footprint of traditional short-term accommodation by over 50%.

Olympics appoints sustainability commissioner

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has appointed Dr Claire Holman, director of environment and sustainability for Peter Brett Associates, as a core commissioner.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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