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Livingston construction waste recycling specialist earns environmental accolade

LIVINGSTON-based Brewster Bros has been honoured at the Scottish Environment Business Awards for the firm's work in recycling construction, excavation and demolition waste. Working with...

‘Affordable and desirable’ zero carbon home to be showcased in Glasgow

A zero carbon home which demonstrates how 'affordable and desirable' properties can help tackle environmental challenges will open its doors to the public in...

Conference to explore homegrown timber opportunities

A specialist in timber architecture and construction has claimed a focus on sustainable forestry from the ground up could be key to building back...

Housing association honoured for sustainability achievements

KINGDOM Housing Association has revealed the organisation has won a Gold Green Apple Environment Award in the Scottish campaign to find the greenest individuals,...

Key to going green is involving the workforce at every level

By Tim Dew, chief executive of business simulation games company GingrTech THE delegates to COP26 next month have bought their tickets and are leafing through...

University to explore regeneration of waterfront on COP26’s doorstep

GOVAN'S historic Graving Docks is to be the focus of a new study examining low-carbon urban regeneration. Situated directly opposite Glasgow's SSE Hydro - the...

Cundall adds to Scottish team as demand for sustainability services ‘skyrockets’

MULTI-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has claimed that demand for sustainability services in Scotland has 'skyrocketed'. Demand for services including ESG strategy, net zero carbon design,...

Dunbar steel sculpture to be lit-up green for climate summit

THE five-metre high steel DunBear sculpture at DunBear Park, Dunbar, is to be lit-up green to mark COP26 in Glasgow. The sculpture of a brown...

Architects to offer running tours to highlight Glasgow’s net zero ambitions during COP26

A team of architects has announced plans to offer free running tours of Glasgow during COP26, highlighting where the city is transitioning towards net...

Springfield appoints group’s first quality, environmental and sustainability manager

SPRINGFIELD has appointed Tom Gibbs as the group’s first quality, environmental and sustainability manager. Tom brings more than ten years’ experience in sustainability to the...

‘Change Makers’ to outline vision for future of Scotland’s construction sector

A dozen young professionals from the built environment and construction sector have formed an alliance to help shape the industry's future. The Built Environment Change...

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...

Green light for Scotland’s first net zero college building

THE Scottish Government has approved plans for the build of the first net zero tertiary education building in the country. Scottish ministers have agreed to...

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,...

Timber’s role in sustainable construction to be showcased during Glasgow COP26 summit

THE role of timber construction is set to be highlighted during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow at a number of events. The Wood for...

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...

Housebuilder’s zero emissions company vehicle policy steps up a gear

THE first employee at Springfield Properties to make the switch to an electric company vehicle has taken delivery of a fully electric car. The housebuilder's...

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...

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...

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...