• Solar concerns over development costs

    Housebuilders are worried the focus on solar panels could increase development costs. The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has criticised the government’s energy strategy for increasing the use of solar panels rather than wind turbines – one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy – and described the decision as shying away from changing planning laws to facilitate onshore wind turbines.
  • SocEnv unveils new visual identity and website

    The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) has launched its brand-new website – socenv.org.uk – alongside a new visual identity. These changes bring an improved user experience, greater accessibility and enhanced engagement for the environmental professional community.
  • The Retrofit house

    James Cash takes a closer look at a project in northeast London that has become a textbook example for retrofitting cold and leaky older buildings
  • Interview: Sir Philippe Samyn

    In the first of a series of case studies looking at world-leading sustainable developments, we speak to Sir Philippe Samyn about his BREEAM Award-winning Maison Administrative de la Province de Namur.
  • How ethical is the engineering profession?

    The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched an ethics survey to hear the views of UK-based engineers and technicians on behaviours and motivations in the workplace, and CABE is encouraging its members to get involved.
  • Shedding light on the rules

    Paul Trace, Director of Stella Rooflights, addresses the new Part L Building Regulations for roof lights and thermal performance
  • 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.