Homes England and Octopus Real Estate launch £175m Greener Homes Alliance

The Alliance will provide loans of between £1m and £20m to make new SME housing projects low carbon and more energy efficient

Don’t demolish, retrofit!

That’s the claim of engineers who believe government should set more ambitious targets to decarbonise the construction sector

Skanska tightens its 2030 emissions reduction target

The company has upped its ambition for reducing emissions from 50% to 70% over the next decade

Plans underway for North Carolina’s first 100% net zero energy neighbourhood

Array, a 12-lot neighbourhood located in Orange County, will implement energy efficiency measures and solar array installations, with each house third party-certified, based on the National Green Building Standards

Marshalls successfully halves carbon footprint since 2008

The landscaping and building products manufacturer has delivered this by working to decarbonise its energy supply, vehicles, products and operations

‘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

Nearly a sixth of construction and infrastructure firms say net zero threatens their survival

Although a clear majority of 73% of respondents said they believe that net zero is not a threat to their business, 11% remained unsure and 15% suggested it posed a risk

Recycled brick producer cements £1m of new funding

The funding will allow Kenoteq to produce two million of its 90% recycled bricks per year

AFC Energy and Mace join forces to decarbonise construction sites

Diesel generators will be replaced by hydrogen fuel cell alternatives to drive down emissions

Construction industry backs ‘National Retrofit Strategy’

The strategy calls for the government to invest an initial £5.3bn to help kickstart the retrofit market