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Our products are net carbon negative – but our journey is not over yet!

Steve Roebuck, European health & safety director at West Fraser explains why achieving net carbon negative status for the products is not the end...

SSE Renewables backs Highland projects with £1.5m in response to climate emergency

SSE Renewables has awarded more than £1.5 million to 20 'transformational' projects across the Highlands. It comes in a bid to help communities respond to...

Work underway on build of ‘life-changing’ properties in Kilmarnock

CCG's work on East Ayrshire Council's first net zero housing development at Bellevue Gardens in Kilmarnock is well underway. The development includes eight two-bed cottage...

Excitement builds for Edinburgh’s first Green Home Festival

EDINBURGH'S first Green Home Festival is to be launched at the capital's Fringe festival in August. Organised by the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), Patrick...

BE-ST and UK Green Building Council announce partnership

BUILT Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) has announced a new partnership with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). BE-ST said the collaboration comes with a...

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...

Scottish construction sector embraces EPS recycling site’s waste solution

AN EPS recycling specialist has hailed the way Scotland’s construction sector has responded to sustainability targets by embracing innovative recycling processes. Volker Gruppe operates a...

Network Rail installs 84 electric charging points in Edinburgh

NETWORK Rail has installed 84 electric charging points at its car parks and railway stations in Edinburgh. It comes as part of the rollout of...

Sustainability specialist joins BE-ST as lead impact manager for retrofit programmes

SARA Edmonds has joined Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) as lead impact manager for retrofit programmes. She will support the organisation alongside her roles...

Terry Healy Group commits to Business Green Pledge

TERRY Healy Group has committed to the Business Green Pledge as the Dalkeith-headquartered firm looks to show its 'dedication' to Scotland's net zero journey. The...

Building services provider takes key role in net zero housing project

BUILDING services specialist Arc-Tech (Scotland) has provided details of its role in supporting the construction of 75 new net zero homes in Granton, Edinburgh. The firm...

Scotland’s railway set for £120m electrification investment

MORE than £120 million of Scottish Government funding is to be invested into boosting the electrification of the country's railway network. Network Rail said that...

Panel products specialist shows commitment to waste reduction

WOOD-based panel products specialist West Fraser (trading as Norbord), has outlined its dedication to recovering as much value as possible from the resources used. At...

Co-founder of Kenoteq named on Top 50 Women in Engineering list

THE creator of a 'groundbreaking' recycled brick has been chosen as one of 2022's Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50). Professor Gabriela Medero, co-founder of...

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...

Scotland publishes emission cutting regulations for new builds

NEW regulations that will look to cut emissions of all new build homes by 'nearly' a third have been published by the Scottish Government. Set...

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...

Timber and renewables firm acquires 400 acres of forest to ensure continuity of supply

BIOMASS supplier and timber products specialist GMG Energy has announced the purchase of a 'substantial swathe' of forest in the north east of Scotland...

Glasgow’s Anderston Station refurb sees 25 tonnes of material recycled

SOME 25 tonnes of material has been recycled during the 13-week refurbishment of Glasgow's Anderston Station, Network Rail has revealed. The organisation has confirmed that...

We need to make the stars align for building zero carbon homes

As AIMCH, the flagship collaborative R&D project to develop, trial and scale up industrialised housing techniques ends, Stewart Dalgarno, its project director reflects on...