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Planning applications to demonstrate net zero credentials under new proposals

PLANNING applications will have to demonstrate how they will help meet Scotland's net zero ambitions to get approval, under new proposals. The Scottish Government said...

Projects to restore Scotland’s natural environment in line for share of £12.5m

PROJECTS to restore Scotland's natural environment are to benefit from funding of £12.5 million in 2022-23, the Scottish Government has announced. Grants of up to...

‘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),...

Expert warns Scottish construction professionals must redouble carbon quest

THE MD of a building physics engineering consultancy has warned that Scottish construction professionals must 'intensify' their bid to reduce carbon emissions from buildings. Rob...

The circular economy is taking shape within the construction industry

By Scott Brewster, MD of Brewster Brothers Is the circular economy just a fashion with too many people jumping on the bandwagon without any real...

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...

New research reveals office occupiers attracted by green credentials

NEW research has revealed that the need for 'flexible, energy-efficient' office space is set to drive the market across Scotland's central belt into 2023. Data...

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...

Milestone for Passivhaus social housing project in Drymen

A sod cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of construction work at one of Scotland’s first social housing developments to be...

Glasgow Airport unveils plans to build 30-acre solar farm

GLASGOW Airport has launched plans to build what it says will be the largest solar farm at a Scottish airport. It comes as part of...

Public sector steps up to net zero challenge

It is now widely accepted that we need to adopt new ways of thinking if Scotland is to reach its net zero goals by...

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...

The ABCs of EPDs

By Tom O’Sullivan, technical specification advisor, NorDan UK Ltd WHEN I joined NorDan UK as a technical specification advisor in 2020, one of the...

Energy crisis will worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide...

By John Forster, chair and founder of Forster Group ENERGY prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for...

Actuate UK calls for ‘focused and consistent policy approach’ to achieve carbon targets

ACTUATE UK is calling on the UK Government to work with engineering services to help deliver net zero ambitions, as COP27 gets underway in...

UK Green Building Council launches Scottish branch at COP26

THE UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a Scottish branch which will focus on 'progressive' policy in response to the country's 2045 net...

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...

New RICS framework aims to improve building use and support flexible working shift

A new framework developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been tipped to improve building use and support more flexible work. The...

Subsea ‘superhighway’ to bring energy from Peterhead to England

THE creation of a subsea energy link between Peterhead and Yorkshire is to support 'hundreds' of construction jobs, SSEN Transmission has said. Enabling works are...

Plans submitted for mixed-use Glasgow Merchant City development

ARTISAN Real Estate has lodged a planning application for a new multi-million pound mixed-use development in Glasgow's Merchant City. Situated at 65-97 Ingram Street on...