Demolition firm and waste management specialist team up to recycle dismantled tower blocks in Nottingham
Reclamation specialist Total Reclaims and waste management firm Wastecycle have worked together to reuse and recycle around 30,000 tonnes of material left over from a demolition site, where five tower blocks were bulldozed, in Nottingham.
Royal BAM Group reports 9% increase in CO2 emissions
Construction and development firm Royal BAM Group has reported a 9% increase in carbon emissions in 2013, from 2012, which it claims is due to an increase in contracts last year.
CIOB headquarters achieves 'gold' sustainability rating
The new headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has achieved a 'gold' sustainability rating, under the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) SKA environmental assessment tool.
Balfour Beatty engineers zero waste solution for concrete
Balfour Beatty has launched what it claims is the UK's first driven precast pile cutting system which has the potential to reduce piling waste to zero.
Regent's Place 'exemplar' for sustainable development
Regents Place, a 13-acre mixed-use site, located north of the Euston Road, has undergone a transformation to establish the building as an exemplar of sustainable development.
Task Group launched to action Government's zero carbon buildings policy
A new task group to help the building industry deliver on the Government's zero carbon for non-domestic buildings policy has been launched today by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC).
Most resource efficient house in Scotland launched
One of the first projects to be delivered by the Scottish Government's Resource Efficient Scotland programme has been launched.
BAM builds in greater transparency as it goes for cradle-to-cradle
One of the UK's leading contractors is set to enter into real-time sustainability reporting as it looks to shift its operations towards a cradle-to-cradle approach.
EXCLUSIVE: Design out construction waste with a 'joined up' building process
Waste produced from the construction process could be completely designed out if there was more integrated thinking and communication within the industry, says Institute of Sustainability's Terry McGivern.
EU Commission adopts new strategy to drive green infrastructure
The European Commission is encouraging the use of green infrastructure by adopting a new strategy which also ensures that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning.
Greater urgency needed to green up London's built environment
More inclusivity must be built into London's smart city agenda to safeguard its infrastructure against future climate threats, a leading sustainability analyst has warned.
Construction waste starts to divide England and Wales
Wales has launched a consultation to reduce construction waste while England looks set to take a laxer approach on the issue.
Blueprint build for sustainable affordable housing
Construction work has begun on a pioneering project in Scotland to embed the principles of resource efficiency into affordable housing.
SITA snaps up pair of robotic recyclers to add value in aggregates
SITA has become the second company to purchase a ZenRobotics recycling system powered by artificial intelligence following successful trials at its site in Finland.
Recycled material represents fifth of UK aggregates market
Recycled aggregates nearly account for 20% of the total aggregates market in the UK despite demand falling during the recession, latest research suggests.
Tarmac makes concrete gains in asphalt recovery
Tarmac has increased its capacity to process recycled asphalt planings (RAP) by investing in a RAP ecological dryer, one of only four units in the UK.
First house built entirely from waste set to open its doors
The UK's first building to be made entirely out of waste materials is to be built in Brighton as a showcase for sustainable construction.
Robotic recycling firm set for high powered growth
ZenRobotics has secured €13m in investment funding to grow and commercialise its robotic waste recycling system, following the sale of its first ZenRobotics Recycler in a deal worth €1m.
Construction waste firm buys world's first robotic recycler
The first sale of a robotic recycling system powered by artificial intelligence has been made in a deal worth over 1m euros.
Scottish resource-efficient housing scheme launched
A scheme to design and develop a sustainable housing model will allow applicants to showcase resource efficiency principles.
Construction giants hail zero waste 'game-changer'
Tarmac has joined forces with Morgan Sindall to develop trench recycling technology that claims to eliminate waste sent to landfill and cut reinstatement costs by almost a third.
Bioplastic cement bags prove worthy of composting
Trials have shown that biodegradable cement bags used on construction sites could be of real value to composting operators.
Travis Perkins supports Welsh construction reuse drive
Construction firms are being targeted in a new community reuse project which aims to put surplus building projects to good use.
WRAP seeks partner to showcase sustainable homes
An opportunity to work with Zero Waste Scotland to design and build an exemplar housing model to demonstrate the latest principles in resource efficiency is being offered to architects, builders and developers.
Mace builds food waste diversion into its plans
Construction firm Mace is aiming to divert all food waste from landfill across three landmark building projects in London.
Olympics delivery project 'hindered' scope for reuse
London 2012 organisers have missed a significant reuse opportunity according to sustainability experts involved in the Olympic Park construction programme.
EU study shows rising trend for plastics waste recovery
Recovery levels for building and construction plastics waste appear to be on the rise across Europe as a whole, but there are strong disparities in performance at state level.
M25 recycling project results in £15m waste savings
The Highways Agency has saved over £15m through recycling over 70% of waste produced during an extensive motorway widening scheme on the M25.
Balfour Beatty develops closed loop process for plastic waste
Balfour Beatty is recycling waste plastic from its sites into cable protection covers for use during utility maintenance work in what is thought to be an industry first.