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Construction and education need to work together for MMC to thrive

By Ian Atkinson, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson MOVING to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) isn’t just about reducing the labour requirements needed to meet UK...

‘Green’ construction training college celebrates major milestone

CITY Building has announced the firm has achieved a major milestone in its project to deliver a new 'green' training college for its apprentices. The...

Approval for ‘groundbreaking’ north west Edinburgh housing build

PLANS for a 'groundbreaking' net zero housing development in north west Edinburgh have been granted approval by the capital's council. The 75 net zero carbon...

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...

Edinburgh urges other cities to join construction-heavy climate pledge

THE City of Edinburgh Council has urged other local authorities to follow its lead and sign up to the newly launched national civic charter...

Hydroelectric generator which doubles up as visitor attraction opens in Inverness

A hydroelectric generator on the banks of the River Ness is now fully operational in Inverness. Known as the Hydro Ness, the 92 kilowatt archimedes...

Firm calls for change to construction tenders to reduce waste to landfill

LIVINGSTON-based recycling specialist Brewster Bros is set to mark Earth Day (22 April) by calling for a change to all construction tenders that the...

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...

‘Unique’ mix of garden spaces announced for ‘Edinburgh’s greenest homes development’

ALMOST 150 new trees, as well as herb and vegetable growing beds and more than half a kilometre of evergreen hedgerows, are to be...

Predictive weather systems installed at Glasgow nurseries to mitigate effects of climate change

SMART water systems have been installed at two new-build nursery schools in Glasgow in a bid to mitigate the effects of climate change. Likened to...

Scottish construction sector embraces EPS recycling site’s waste solution

AN EPS recycling specialist has hailed the way Scotland’s construction sector has responded to sustainability targets by embracing innovative recycling processes. Volker Gruppe operates a...

Building services company appointed to Loch Lomond net zero project

BUILDING services firm Viridis has announced it has been appointed by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority to support the organisation's transition...

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...

UK to help develop new markets for low carbon steel and concrete

THE UK is to work alongside India, Germany, Canada and UAE to create new markets for low carbon steel and concrete. It comes as part...

West Fraser report highlights group’s sustainability achievements

WEST Fraser has issued its 2021 Sustainability Report, outlining the group's environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance over the past year. The document also reflects...

Network Rail to begin biodiversity trial on West Highland Line

NETWORK Rail is to begin a new trial project on the West Highland Line in a bid to improve lineside biodiversity. It will see trees...

Work underway on build of ‘life-changing’ properties in Kilmarnock

CCG's work on East Ayrshire Council's first net zero housing development at Bellevue Gardens in Kilmarnock is well underway. The development includes eight two-bed cottage...

Roof tile manufacturer announces net zero commitment

PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has unveiled its plans to become a net zero business by 2040. The Lochmaben-based firm revealed its major...

Older buildings could have vital role to play in meeting net zero targets

AN architect involved in a ‘first of its kind’ project to transform a pre-1919 Glasgow tenement into an energy efficient building has revealed that...

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...