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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...

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...

Cost of living crisis causes homeowners to shun retrofitting projects

NEW research has found that the cost of living crisis is resulting in UK homeowners shunning home improvement work to instead concentrate spending on...

Timber demonstrator unit shows Scots businesses the potential for sustainable offices

A modular demonstrator unit has been unveiled by Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), with the aim of highlighting to Scottish firms that a...

First of six feeder stations in £120m rail project nears completion

SCOTLAND'S transport minister has visited the site of the first feeder station commissioned as part of a £120 million investment to boost electricity supply...

‘Trailblazing’ project to transform Paisley tenements into energy efficient homes

A multi-million pound project to transform a row of historic Paisley town centre tenements into 'modern, energy-efficient' homes for social rent is set to...

Reasons to be EPC-ful over Energy Performance Certificates

By Calum Allmond, head of architectural services at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors In the same way that Home Reports have become an accepted part of the...

BE-ST appoints deputy CEO to help drive zero carbon ambition

DOUGLAS Morrison has been named as the new deputy CEO of Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST). The organisation said the newly created leadership position...

Inaugural Green Home Festival hailed a ‘resounding success’

SCOTLAND'S first ever Green Home Festival has been hailed a 'resounding success' with organisers already planning the launch of next year's event. More than 350...

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...

Scotland faces ‘monumental but essential’ task in overhauling ‘aged’ housing

SCOTLAND faces a 'monumental but essential task' if it is to overhaul its 'aged' housing stock and find practical solutions to reduce emissions and...

Shepherd and Hardies invest in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors and Hardies Construction Services have committed to investing £1 million in a new fleet of electric vehicles and office charging infrastructure. It...

Visitors to Edinburgh’s Green Home Festival set to travel in style

VISITORS to an upcoming show at the Green Home Festival in Edinburgh will be travelling in all-electric style thanks to a partnership with Western...

Work underway on Scotland’s largest net zero housing development

GROUND has been broken at Scotland's largest net zero housing development in the Granton area of Edinburgh. It marks the start of construction works at...

Edinburgh office achieves WELL Certification

AN Edinburgh office has achieved WELL Certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Home of multi-national professional services firm, Pinsent Masons, the firm achieved...

University of Glasgow creates heat pump tipped to lower household bills

RESEARCHERS from the University of Glasgow have developed a new type of heat pump which the learning institution said could help households save on...

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...

Organisers encouraged by construction sector interest in Green Home Festival

CONSTRUCTION professionals wanting to learn more about renewables technology and innovation have been urged to secure their tickets for the upcoming Green Home Festival,...

Hydro Ness officially opens in Inverness

THE award-winning Hydro Ness hydroelectric scheme and visitor attraction has officially opened in Inverness. Found on the banks of the River Ness, Hydro Ness utilises...

Green technologies to the fore at new Torryburn development

KINGDOM Housing Association has revealed the second phase of its Torryburn affordable housing development is nearing completion - with all homes designed to net...