Siemens pledges €63m to make Smart Infrastructure HQ carbon-neutral by 2023

It is planning a ‘comprehensive renovation’ of an existing building, which will start in May 2021 for a period of two years

UKGBC launches guide for procuring renewable energy and carbon offsetting

The guidance is intended to be used by building developers, designers, owners, occupiers and policymakers

ENGIE and Equitix secure deal with the University of Birmingham

The company will help transform Pritchatts Park student accommodation village into a state-of-the-art low carbon campus

Could buildings made from ‘living bricks’ spell the end of fossil fuels?

The ALICE research consortium has created a prototype technology it claims could revolutionise clean building design

How social housing can reach net zero by using energy management to cut carbon

Ravi Kalyan, Energy Analytics Manager at SSE Enterprise, examines the social housing service charge conundrum and how achieving net zero is being impacted

Aviva Investors pledges £1bn green loans for real estate sector by 2025

It will set out specific requirements for real estate borrowers to adhere to, in order to reduce carbon emissions from buildings

Schneider Electric invests in Planon to digitally transform buildings into sustainable workplaces of the future

Schneider Electric and Planon will jointly collaborate on innovation to deliver a suite of software and services to digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings

Poland and Chile join World Green Building Council’s net zero initiative

The Advancing Net Zero project is working towards total sector decarbonisation by 2050

amber energy joins UK Green Building Council

The energy management consultancy and utilitech firm has signed up to help building owners and occupiers cut bills, improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon impacts

Construction sector ‘must be incentivised to retrofit by removal of VAT rates on green upgrades’

Green Alliance suggests a 20% VAT on repair and renovation work discourages upgrades to existing buildings and incentivises new constructions, contributing to a higher carbon footprint