Scotland’s first ‘carbon-negative’ insulation factory gets £3m boost

The funding has been provided by the Scottish National Investment Bank and will allow construction materials company IndiNature to open the new sustainable manufacturing hub

‘Buildings must be reused, not demolished’

RIBA architects claim a circular economy approach should be taken towards construction – with more focus on the reuse of older buildings, rather than their demolition

‘Buildings must be designed to be disassembled and recycled at end-of-life’

In a new report, EASAC calls for the footprint of carbon-intensive materials and transport to be included in total emission figures for buildings, rather than simply recording operational consumption

‘The UK urgently needs an action plan to decarbonise heat and buildings’

Not-for-profit Regen and a range of other energy organisations call for policymakers to implement a funded support scheme for energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation retrofits

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‘UK’s building energy demand must drop by 80% to reach net zero by 2050’

A new report reveals the UK will need to reduce building energy consumption from 284KWh per square mile to 55/70KWh by 2050 if net zero is to be achieved

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