We round-up a range of articles looking at efforts to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impacts of construction.
The UK Government is taking a keen interest into the way that the UK can reduce its carbon emissions: this begins with legislative acts and policies.
Energy-wasting homes mean higher bills and climate-warming emissions. With UK homes some of the most expensive to heat in Europe, why did an ambitious plan to make all new homes 'zero carbon' fail?
In our beginner's guide we look at issues arising when assessing potential impacts of built assets across the project lifecycle.
As households continue to gulp down power across a range of electrically-powered devices and with no sign of demand slowing is it time to consider home power cell solutions to meet future demand?
Graphene is no longer alone in the world of two-dimensional materials. We look at a new generation of materials that have the potential to revolutionise construction.
Clients have a cruical role to play in reducing the amount of carbon present in built structures. A new UK Green Building Council guide offers practical advice when it comes to developing an effective brief.
Renewable sources of energy have surpassed coal in the past year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world according to a new International Energy Agency study.
A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.
BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Find out more about BREEAM including what it measures, its benefits, popularity and likely future developments.
PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.
Plans for 400 wind turbines off the coast of Teesside have been given the go-ahead. Combined with a scheme off the Yorkshire coast they will form one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust.