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Major funding boost for sustainable cement innovation in South Lanarkshire

A Scottish-based manufacturing facility which will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a £500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular...

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...

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...

Housebuilder charges ahead after celebrating electric vehicle milestone

SPRINGFIELD Properties is marking a milestone in the firm's sustainability journey with the handover of the 100th fully electric company car. Kevin McLennan, project surveyor...

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...

Glasgow office achieves Platinum status for digital connectivity

FORE Partnership, developer of Glasgow’s Cadworks office building, has announced that the facility has achieved a Platinum WiredScore award, which recognises excellence in digital...

Developer reports surge in ‘green product’ enquiries

A Scottish housing developer has revealed it is seeing a 30% rise of enquiries from buyers requesting more information on energy efficiency over the...

Dura Products highlights green credentials with LCA results

DURA Products has confirmed its sustainability credentials with the release of new Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for its Durakerb, Duradrain and Durachannel products. The LCA,...

Low carbon construction techniques utilised at new £30m Peebles water treatment works

A new £30 million water treatment works in Peebles, constructed using low carbon building techniques, has been switched on. The facility is supplying water to Peebles,...

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...

Midlothian construction firm ‘exceeds expectations’ with support for charity

A Midlothian construction firm has been praised by the City of Edinburgh Council for the support it has given to a community growing hub...

New study extols virtues of timber MMC methods on carbon impact

NEW research has concluded that the use of sustainably sourced timber panelised MMC methods to build new homes rather than masonry products can reduce...

Offsite specialist in landmark ESG certification

OFFSITE construction specialist Premier Modular has announced the business has been awarded Europe’s first ESG certification. Following an audit by SGS, Premier has been certified...

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...

HFD refinances flagship Glasgow development

HFD Property Group has announced it has agreed terms with HSBC UK to refinance its 177 Bothwell Street office development in Glasgow. The ‘Green Loan’...

Net zero housing development planned for Edinburgh’s Greendykes area

THE Greendykes area of Edinburgh could be set for the build of 130 new homes, following a funding boost of just over £620,000. Led by...

First turbine operational at world’s deepest offshore wind farm

THE first turbine has been connected to the grid at what will be Scotland's largest and the world's deepest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables and...

City Building upskilling workforce on sustainable building technologies

CITY Building has revealed it is upskilling its workforce on renewable and sustainable building technologies in a bid to help reduce the construction sector's...

Will the Scottish Government’s move towards ‘Passivhaus’ support zero carbon ambitions?

By Keith Emmerson and Andrew Leslie, solicitors specialising in construction and housebuilding at Gillespie Macandrew A lot has been written on the new Scottish National...

‘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...