In practice: Stora Enso's cost-effective move to champion cross laminated timber
A new multi-million-euro investment looks set to transform packaging firm Stora Enso into a renewable materials company and the largest global producer of a low environmental impact timber solution to replace steel and concrete in construction projects.
Hanson UK halved waste sent to landfill in 2016
Building materials supplier Hanson UK has halved the amount of waste sent to landfill in the past 12 months, driven by reusing and recycling more than 100,000 tonnes of controlled waste in the production of cement and asphalt.
UK Green Building Council encourages firms to tackle embodied carbon
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has offered new guidance for construction and building firms on how to decarbonise their operations and supply chains further, through effective embodied carbon measurement.
Building Revolutions: Designing a circular economy for the built environment
The circular economy makes complete sense for short-lived consumer products, but can it really work for something as enduring and complex as a building? David Cheshire, sustainability director at engineering firm AECOM, provides an answer.
Ground-breaking 'net zero' buildings project launched by WorldGBC
All of the world's buildings will be 'net zero' emissions by 2050, under a bold, pioneering plan unveiled today (28 June) by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).
Could this 'Zero Bills' home galvanise a troubled housing sector?
An innovative new housing prototype that incorporates roof-integrated solar photovoltaics and air-source heat pumps as an energy storage system has been unveiled, with the designers claiming that the building will make domestic energy bills 'obsolete'.
VIDEO: Smaller footprint: Vietnamese shoe-waste to be shredded into fuel
The production-waste from Vietnam's largest shoe factory will be converted into a fossil-fuel replacement thanks to a new partnership between shredding firm Untha and building materials firm Holcim.
Getting ahead of the curve on energy investment
Building a better case for ROI on energy efficiency would help accelerate take-up of renewable technologies, but lack of data is a stumbling block. A new digital platform built on peer-to-peer sharing could overcome this, as Maxine Perella finds out.
Julie Hirigoyen named new chief executive of UK Green Building Council
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new chief executive, as the industry-backed charity commences its eighth year of campaigning for a sustainable built environment.
Flood-resilient construction materials put to the test
Low-carbon sustainable building materials can now be tested in realistic open-air conditions before being incorporated into buildings thanks to a new facility in the University of Bath's Building Research Park.