• Connecting buildings to heat networks

    Heat networks present an efficient and potentially low-carbon approach to heating, but as James Cash discovers, buildings need to be ready to connect when networks become more available
  • The challenges of delivering zero-carbon buildings

    Oliver Novakovic, Technical and Innovation Director at Barratt Developments, discusses the challenges of delivering a zero-carbon home
  • Circular economy showcase for start-ups

    How can chemical products can be made from renewable electricity, water and carbon dioxide, how can almost 100% of electronic waste can be recycled, and how can food approaching its use-by date still find buyers via an app?
  • Climate action coalition launches

    Following the sobering IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
  • Client guide for net zero carbon buildings

    As we all embrace the challenges of delivering net zero carbon buildings by 2050, the London Energy Transformation Initiative’s (LETI) new Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon Buildings pulls together key information from a number of LETI publications and gives advice on how to put the client, and the funders, at the centre of the project and encourages them to commit to a net zero carbon project.
  • CROSS urges reports of climate emergency related safety concerns

    Ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), taking place in Glasgow later this week, CROSS UK has developed a theme page to allow building professionals to share their experiences of climate emergency related safety issues for others to learn from.
  • Changing the built environment of today for a sustainable future

    George Adams, SPIE UK’s Director of Energy and Engineering, says change the built environment of today for a sustainable future
  • New factory for ultra-low carbon modular buildings

    An Oxfordshire business that designs and builds ultra-low-carbon modular buildings has opened a new factory. Green Unit, which started life producing eco-buildings in farm sheds, has found a new home in a converted hangar
  • Home and Away

    The CSIC plans to transform public spaces into sustainable office hubs through MMC
  • Social housing decarbonisation fund now open

    The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) opened in August
  • Solutions to help tackle the climate crisis

    Proactively sharing solutions throughout the built environment sector as well as government bodies across the globe will help to tackle the climate crisis
  • Regulatory developments on carbon capture

    Matt Lewy, Energy Partner at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, summarises the regulatory developments around net zero, carbon capture and hydrogen
  • UK government publishes its hydrogen strategy

    The UK government wants up to 3m homes to be powered by hydrogen by 2030 as part of its decarbonisation strategy
  • A new standard for low carbon retrofit projects

    PAS 2035 ushers in a new standard for low carbon retrofit projects. Stuart Fairlie, Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy, discusses it with Ashley Crawford, Chief Executive of Complete Certification Ltd.
  • Feeling the heat – getting on board with Part L1A

    Building Engineer speaks to Andy Mitchell, Director of Energy Services at Stroma, about how the new Part L1A document signals the start of a new era in net-zero carbon-ready dwellings.
  • A Corking Idea

    Matthew Barnett Howland’s research into sustainable building materials has led him to design and construct a house made from cork blocks
  • Forest Friends

    Biodiversity should be considered at the earliest stages of planning to help reverse habitat decline, says the National House Building Council
  • Save the Newt

    Natural England’s scheme to conserve great crested newts and promote sustainable development
  • Norwegian Wood

    A school to learn in and learn from: how environmentally sound building practices form a key part of education and learning
  • In the Pipeline

    Learn about the growing importance of Environmental Product Declarations in the construction industry, and how they directly affect products selected, with a series of lunchtime webinars from the BPF Pipes Group.