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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...

Livingston firm involved in project to develop zero-emission cement

LIVINGSTON-based Brewster Brothers is taking part in a £6.5 million R&D project to produce zero-emission cement. The project is being led by the Materials Processing...

First letting agreed at net carbon zero Glasgow office

SAVILLS has agreed the first letting at The Ink Building in Glasgow, following its refurbishment which was completed earlier this year, The Ambassador Group...

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...