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COP26: time to build a better future

THE eyes of the world will be on Glasgow shortly when the city hosts the COP26 global gathering. The built environment will take centre stage...

Developer looks to set ‘gold standard’ for sustainable living in Glasgow

A developer has submitted £10 million plans for homes it hopes will set the ‘gold standard’ for sustainable living in Glasgow. The proposal for 131...

Research highlights ‘key’ role that roofing will play in climate battle

NEW research for NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) has revealed the ‘critical’ role rooftops will play in how we adapt to climate change. The...

Sustainable drainage units tipped to ease flooding fears at Edinburgh park

A carbon-negative solution has been specified in an attempt to bring an end to drainage problems at a popular Edinburgh park. Inverleith Park has been...

Subsea ‘superhighway’ to bring energy from Peterhead to England

THE creation of a subsea energy link between Peterhead and Yorkshire is to support 'hundreds' of construction jobs, SSEN Transmission has said. Enabling works are...

Morrison launches Net Zero Partners initiative

MORRISON Construction’s Building Central business has launched its new Net Zero Partners initiative, designed to help align its supply chain with the company’s ambitious...

Excitement builds for Edinburgh’s first Green Home Festival

EDINBURGH'S first Green Home Festival is to be launched at the capital's Fringe festival in August. Organised by the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), Patrick...

Proposed Berwick wind farm could create 4,650 jobs during construction

SSE Renewable's proposed Berwick Bank Wind Farm could create around 4,650 direct and indirect jobs during its construction phase, an economic study has said. Carried...

Warning that skills shortages could create challenges for green heating plans

'SIGNIFICANT' investment is needed to ensure there is a sufficiently skilled workforce to install new domestic heating technology and met net zero targets safely,...

BAM vows not to ‘shy away’ from responsibilities as sustainability strategy launched

THE Royal BAM Group has published its new sustainability strategy focusing on six key themes in accordance with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. It...

Construction of Passivhaus Edinburgh high school to begin in May

THE build of the new Liberton High School in Edinburgh is set to get underway in May, the capital's council has confirmed. It comes after...

Cala confirms SBTi validation as carbon reduction plans progress

CALA Group, as part of Legal & General, has announced it has received validation from the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) for its target...

Plans unveiled to transform iconic power plant into hydro storage facility

PLANS have been unveiled to transform Britain's largest conventional hydro power plant into a new pumped hydro storage facility. SSE Renewables is behind the proposals...

First pipes installed to supply Shawfair with low carbon heating

THE first pipes to supply the new Shawfair Town in Midlothian with low carbon heating have been installed, with construction on the site now...

Constructible BIM software lauded on hydroelectric generation scheme

TRIMBLE'S constructible BIM software has been hailed as playing a key role on the River Ness Hydroelectric generation project. Featuring a 'striking' canopy structure, the...

NatWest to lead retrofit skills programme for construction industry

NATWEST Group has become the Supply Chain Sustainability School's first partner within the finance sector, with a shared objective of addressing climate change through...

Creation of ‘pioneering’ new hydro energy generation scheme underway in East Lothian

WORK has commenced on Scottish Water's creation of a 'pioneering' new type of hydro energy generation scheme at Whiteadder Reservoir in East Lothian. Believed to be...

Climate policy must roll forward, not backward

By Peter Exley, professor and dean, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University No moral case seems strong enough to compel...

New report maps opportunities and barriers to financing heat transition in Scottish homes

THERE is 'substantial' growth potential for financing climate-friendly heating and energy efficiency improvements in Scotland's homes, according to a new report. Focused on helping individual...

Clark Contracts begins work on refurbishment of Inverness park

CLARK Contracts has commenced work on the refurbishment of Inverness' Bught Park, on behalf of the Highland Council. The park is being revamped with sustainability...