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Energy crisis will worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide...

By John Forster, chair and founder of Forster Group ENERGY prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for...

UK Green Building Council launches Scottish branch at COP26

THE UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a Scottish branch which will focus on 'progressive' policy in response to the country's 2045 net...

NatureScot’s peatland restoration project to bring green jobs boost

THE number of green jobs in Scotland is set to be boosted following the expansion of NatureScot's Peatland ACTION programme. The nature agency announced that...

New RICS framework aims to improve building use and support flexible working shift

A new framework developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been tipped to improve building use and support more flexible work. The...

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...

Plans submitted for mixed-use Glasgow Merchant City development

ARTISAN Real Estate has lodged a planning application for a new multi-million pound mixed-use development in Glasgow's Merchant City. Situated at 65-97 Ingram Street on...

The ABCs of EPDs

By Tom O’Sullivan, technical specification advisor, NorDan UK Ltd WHEN I joined NorDan UK as a technical specification advisor in 2020, one of the...

Dundee’s Waterfront Place shortlisted for top architectural prize

DUNDEE'S Waterfront Place development has been shortlisted for a top UK architectural award for its green impact on the city. The site features an active...

Balfour Beatty agrees ‘largest sustainable linked loan’ in UK construction sector

BALFOUR Beatty has announced the firm has reached agreement for the conversion of its £375 million revolving credit facility (RCF) to the 'largest sustainability...

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...

Ogilvie Construction completes build of energy efficient Dyce flats

WORK has been completed on the construction of new energy efficient flats at Wellhead Road in Dyce. The Aberdeen City Council project forms part of...

New marketing suite at Glasgow office building has ‘sustainability at its core’

REAL estate investment business AM alpha has unveiled its new marketing suite on the 8th floor at 200 Broomielaw in Glasgow. The 80,000 sq ft...

Edinburgh primary school set for £2.7m Passivhaus extension

MAXI Construction has been awarded a £2.7 million contract from the City of Edinburgh Council for the design and construction of a new two-storey...

BESA wants more focus on addressing embodied carbon challenges

THE Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has revealed it is marking World Environment Day on June 5 by highlighting that the built environment still...

Glasgow Passivhaus affordable housing project nears completion

A Passivhaus Glasgow affordable housing development has entered its final build stages with the completion of multi-utility services. Springfield Cross, on Springfield Road in the...

Transformation of Edinburgh Park building sets ‘new benchmark’ for sustainability

KNIGHT Property Group has completed the £20 million redevelopment and refurbishment of 4-5 Lochside Avenue in Edinburgh Park. The 43,000 sq ft pavilion-style building offers...

‘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...

New cement could solve UK’s supply chain crisis

BRITAIN'S construction industry could be 'shaken to its foundations' unless a new, environmentally cement can be produced, an academic has warned. Dr Moray Newlands, of...

Construction sector urged to take waste seriously to avoid ‘turmoil’

A former site manager turned university professor has warned construction firms could face ‘turmoil’ in the near future unless they start thinking more carefully...

Green light for 90 new Passivhaus affordable homes in Newbattle

SMITH Scott Mullan Associates has announced that its project at Newbattle, Midlothian has received planning permission for 90 new Passivhaus affordable homes. The development is...