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

Ibstock commits to buying 100% clean power to build net zero future

The brick producer has a strategy to cut emissions by 15% in five years

LafargeHolcim acquires Bridgestone business in bid to become sustainable solutions leader

The $3.4bn deal will see the cement and building materials giant acquire the cool roofing firm Firestone Building Products

Jacobs hits target to reach net zero across its operations and business travel in 2020

The engineering firm has also successfully transitioned to 100% renewable energy for its operations this year

Bam Construct UK commits to net zero operations and building projects by 2030

The construction and engineering firm has signed up to the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The Climate Group launches global initiative to drive demand for net zero steel

SteelZero encourages organisations to make a public commitment to procuring, specifying or stocking 100% net zero steel by 2050.

Mayors of four major cities pledge to halve construction emissions by 2030

Budapest, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Oslo have committed to clean construction as part of their efforts towards a sustainable future

Innovate UK offers £7m to cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and chemical sectors

The new financing for these ‘foundation industries’ will be delivered alongside support from partner investors

Construction giant Willmott Dixon aims to become zero carbon by 2030

The company has been a net zero business since 2012

Kent to welcome net zero neighbourhood built by Public Sector Plc

The all-electric, well-insulated modular homes will be fitted with solar panels and air source heat pumps