• Green roof supply jeopardised by Brexit border disruption

    Construction managers overseeing domestic and commercial projects incorporating green roofs need to plan carefully to best manage supply chain issues created by Brexit.
  • Lockdown highlight energy waste

    Acuity Brands’ second annual State of Energy Management report gave an interesting insight into building management considerations for business premises that remain empty during Covid-19 lockdowns.
  • Plastic fantastic

    Dom de Ville, Senior Consultant, Sancroft, discusses how to avoid the mounting plastic packaging problem
  • Green homes training

    In September 2020, the government launched the Green Homes Grant scheme. Homeowners and landlords can apply for vouchers to contribute to the cost of energy-saving home improvements – up to £5,000 for most homeowners, or £10,000 for low-income households.
  • Building a better future

    World Green Building Council highlights innovation in the sustainable building sector with Building A Better Future series of documentary-style films.
  • Rigorous new targets for green building revolution

    All homes and businesses in England will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption and bills, to help to protect the environment, the Housing Minister Chris Pincher has announced.
  • More with less

    Shaun Hughes, Regional Manager Southern UK at Victaulic, suggests best practice for using fewer resources.
  • Low-carbon cost

    Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, the UK’s independent statutory adviser, said the cost of moving to a low-carbon economy had come down significantly.
  • People News

    Industry movers and shakers.
  • Green award for Durakerb

    Durakerb, sustainable road kerb made from recycled plastic that featured in the January issue of Building Engineer, has been awarded the Certification for Highway Products and Systems under the Highway Authorities Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS).
  • "Must try harder"

    Is the En+ Group’s response to the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) consultation.
  • 5 Minutes with...Penny Carey

    Dr Penny Carey FInstP C.Build E FCABE is the Sustainability Lead at Portakabin Limited.
  • Schoolz Out winner

    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the winner of its Schoolz Out competition, which challenged school pupils to design an energy-saving product or initiative for their school that uses an element of control to save energy.
  • Green recovery agenda

    The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) re-appoints Lord Best as President and welcomes Graham Wright from Daikin and Russell Dean from Mitsubishi Electric as Vice Presidents.
  • Are green jobs at risk from new standards?

    An official consultation on proposed new technical standards for retrofitting the UK’s offices, factories, hotels and other commercial buildings for improved energy efficiency is experiencing push-back from professional energy assessors.
  • CABE Sustainability Award

    Highly commended, Danbury Park Primary School for its commitment to cleaner energy for future generations.
  • Step by step: NVHR insulation

    How easy is it to install an MVHR and what are the common mistakes? Domus Ventilation walks you through
  • Sustainable aesthetics

    An edited extract from Izaskun Chinchilla and Emilio Luque’s paper Which Beauty Will Guide Us? Seeking a Reflective, Sustainable, Socially Engaged Visual Culture.
  • Call for greener Green Homes Grant

    A living roof specialist is calling on the government to green up the Green Homes Grant by extending it to include environment-friendly roof garden projects.
  • Circular economy

    If the UK is to make a low-carbon recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic it’s essential that we reuse more materials and renovate existing buildings rather than constructing new ones, according to researchers from the University of Sheffield.