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Scottish Government minister visits Edinburgh firm behind new sustainable brick

THE Scottish Government's cabinet minister for business, trade, tourism, and enterprise has visited Kenoteq's new commercial factory under development in East Lothian. Ivan McKee was...

Carbon footprints of formwork and scaffolding will become more visible

Robert Hauser, CEO of Doka GmbH, explains why the firm’s introduction of a product carbon footprint KPI marks a significant shift towards a more...

Firms partner to bring green hydrogen to Stirling facility

SUPERGLASS has entered into a strategic partnership with Carlton Power to supply it with green hydrogen for its manufacturing facility in Stirling. The Stirling Green...

Housebuilder supports Haddington school with Eco-Gardens initiative

STEWART Milne Homes is supporting pupils at a Haddington primary school to revamp their nursery garden. The housebuilder awarded £1,000 of funding to Letham Mains...

Governments must be ready to help construction sector go green

By Scott Brewster, MD of Brewster Bros, a resource management business which specialises in recycling construction waste and creating high quality recycled aggregates based...

Dalkeith Passivhaus project looks to deliver significant energy savings

HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has announced the firm has commenced work on Midlothian Council’s first ‘Passivhaus’ housing project in Dalkeith town centre. The business...

Contracts awarded for £61.5m East Kilbride rail project

NETWORK Rail has announced the awarding of £61.5m worth of contracts for the delivery of the East Kilbride enhancement project. Story Contracting, AmcoGiffen, SPL Powerlines,...

Glasgow to be transformed into ‘thriving, climate resistant’ city in £10m project

SCIENTISTS are to begin work on a large-scale research programme that has been tipped to transform Glasgow into a 'thriving, climate resilient' city. It will...

Digital construction: enabling sustainability

Matt Wiseman, global digital innovation manager at Altrad RMD Kwikform explains how digital engineering tools are creating more sustainable construction processes while helping to...

Cruden appointed to deliver net zero carbon Granton Waterfront homes

A net zero carbon housing development, comprising 94 flats and 48 colony-style homes, will help bring a derelict brownfield site back to life as...

Thumbs up for new solar PV and battery training course

THE Energy Training Academy has completed the delivery of its first flagship solar PV and battery training course, with participants said to be 'full...

Taking local residents and businesses on our journey to net zero

By Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway FOR Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, there has been an increased focus on creating new...

‘Real risks’ of large-scale acquisition of land for rewilding to be debated

AN upcoming event is to discuss the pros and cons of the large-scale purchase of land for rewilding. Led by Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC),...

Scope 3 emissions guidance tipped to help meet net zero ambitions

GUIDANCE has been issued for the first time setting out how the emissions of buildings in operation can achieve net zero carbon. The guidance has...

Further award recognition for Hydro Ness energy project

HIGHLAND Council's sustainable energy project Hydro Ness has won another national award. The council was one of 12 organisations across Scotland to be praised for...

Net Zero Home officially launched to help address Scotland’s skill needs

THE Energy Training Academy has announced the opening of its Net Zero Home, which is tipped to help shape the future workforce. The property is...

Newtongrange event celebrates low-carbon heating progress

VATTENFALL Heat UK and Midlothian Council have celebrated their joint venture known as Midlothian Energy Limited (MEL) at an event at the National Mining...

Technology helps Orkney Council optimise energy use in buildings

ORKNEY Islands Council has used 'pioneering' digital twin technology to optimise operational performance, energy efficiency, and air quality across its building portfolio. Working with built...

Passivhaus windows to be installed at 111 Motherwell properties

PASSIVHAUS-accredited windows are set to be installed in 111 properties in Lanarkshire as part of planned maintenance workstream led by Lanarkshire Housing Association in...

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...