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Students tasked with using timber to design sustainable community centre

BUILT environment students and recent graduates have been challenged to design a community centre that is 'truly sustainable'. Trade membership body Timber Development UK is...

Universal method of reporting carbon in buildings could be ‘starting pistol’ in net zero...

AN international coalition of construction specialists has published a universal standard for reporting carbon dioxide emissions used in the building and lifecycle of structures. The...

Sustainability features placed at the heart of new Kirkcaldy development

A range of sustainability features are being incorporated into 49 new Fife Housing Group homes currently under construction in the Glen Albyn area of...

Amey to implement winning employee suggestions on reducing carbon footprint

AMEY has revealed the winners of its employee-focused campaign, designed to generate ideas to help the business meet net zero ambitions.     The company pledged...

Livingston construction firm to help distilleries embark on retrofit projects

FOUR projects to develop new green technologies and innovations in the Scotch whisky sector are to receive their share of £11 million in UK...

Firms expected to spend £16.6 billion on oil and gas decommissioning

AN estimated 1.2 million tonnes of disused oil and gas installations are to be brought to shore for reuse, recycling and disposal in the...

‘Momentous’ heating project aids net zero ambitions in Glasgow’s east end

CLYDE Gateway, in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons, has completed a project to install what it described as 'one of the country’s most innovative...

Milestone for Passivhaus social housing project in Drymen

A sod cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of construction work at one of Scotland’s first social housing developments to be...

Recycling of wind turbine blades could benefit construction sector

A project to develop a wind turbine blade recycling system in Britain has been given the go-ahead, after securing a UK Government grant. The £2...

Niche developer looks to set the standard on sustainable city living

ARTISAN Real Estate claims to have 'raised the bar' for sustainable development with the launch of a new design framework designed to achieve low...

Green Home Festival set to boost Scotland’s net zero ambitions

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is set to host a dedicated eco homes festival in 2022, designed to provide practical assistance and advice...

New report highlights benefits of sustainable HVAC systems

A new white paper is highlighting the importance of sustainable HVAC systems to construction professionals. The resource, from polymer specialist REHAU, identifies issues around building overheating,...

Temporary works solution brings high Hope for local sculpture

RMD Kwikform has revealed that the company's Rapidshor temporary works solution has been designed and supplied by the firm's Glasgow depot to the new...

Nigg Waste Water Treatment Works halves carbon emissions by harnessing power of waste

A waste water treatment process which maximises the production of biogas has helped 'transform' the carbon footprint of a Scottish Water site in Aberdeen,...

Can we trust governments, and ourselves, to address industry’s climate concerns?

By Alasdair Rankin, managing director of Aitken Turnbull architects   As we hopefully begin to emerge from one devastating global crisis, we are able to see...

Europe’s first smart canal connected to Glasgow housing development at COP26

EUROPE'S first smart canal has been connected to a housing development in north Glasgow at a COP26 event. Sighthill becomes the first of five housing...

Scotland’s railway ‘on track’ to meet 2035 climate targets

SCOTLAND'S railway is on track to meet the Scottish Government's 2035 net zero target, ScotRail has said. The rail organisation has reduced its carbon footprint...

Training minister launches green skills initiative with first hands-on construction workshop

A practical workshop of a 'pioneering' green skills programme has been hosted by Jamie Hepburn MSP at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). Low Carbon...

Work begins on Midlothian Council’s first Passivhaus development

WORK is underway on a new build housing development in Dalkeith town centre. The Passivhaus project is the first of its kind for Midlothian...

Low carbon sculptures unveiled in Glasgow

A new sculpture made from reclaimed sheet steel is to stand outside the University of Strathclyde. The 3.5 metre Hope Triptych has a low carbon, cement-free...