• New CSIC Low Carbon Learning course

    The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is expanding its Low Carbon Learning programme with a second free-to-att end course focused on the fabric and structure of sustainable buildings. Supported by Skills Development Scotland through more than £175,000 from the National Transition Training Fund, CSIC is off erring valuable training for people in the construction sector looking to upskill and reskill.
  • SocEnv Awards open for nominations

    Could you or a colleague be recognised for your outstanding environmental work? Nominations for the 2022 #SocEnvAwards are now open. Each year, CABE’s Society for the Environment (SocEnv) Awards showcase the outstanding work of registered environmental professionals. There are two prestigious awards up for grabs: Environmental Professional of the Year and Registrant Newcomer of the Year.
  • Calling Climate Trailblazers

    Climate solutions charity Ashden has called on climate trailblazers to apply for the 2022 Ashden Awards, entries for which are now open. The six awards this year focus on climate action at work, accentuating green jobs and skills.
  • Project 80: the Future Homes standard

    Dr Tony Hopkin, FCABE CEng, Head of Construction, Quality and Innovation at housing association Midland Heart, discusses Project 80: researching building to the Future Homes Standard
  • Brownfield budget 'a sticking plaster', says NFB

    In the 2021 autumn budget, the government announced that £2bn will be used to unlock 1,500 hectares of brownfield land across England to clear derelict land and make way for 160,000 new homes. This includes £300m to unlock smaller brownfield sites, which will provide more opportunities for SME developers.
  • Measuring and mitigating city microclimates

    A better understanding of city microclimates and the complex factors that combine to raise temperatures could help town planners and local regulators manage the effects, says James Cash
  • Competition highlights nature's architecture

    Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Kew and the Museum of Architecture (MoA) have launched an international design competition to create three treehouses across RBG Kew’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of a larger Treehouses at Kew exhibition that will run from April to October 2023.
  • Free Energy and Carbon in the Built Environment course

    UCEM, in collaboration with the Climate Framework, has released a free Energy and Carbon in the Built Environment course. It explores how net-zero carbon can be achieved through optimised building design, sustainable material selections, and efficient construction.
  • A legacy of industrial pollution

    Amy Jones, Associate Director at consultancy IDOM Merebrook, considers the challenges of zero-waste targets in recycling land for development, and asks: is a remediated site a clean site?