UKGBC unveils renewable energy sourcing guidelines for the built environment
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on renewable energy procurement for stakeholders in the built environment, in a bid to accelerate the transition to a resilient and decarbonised electricity grid.
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.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 14 – The past, present and future of green buildings
As edie's green buildings month draws to a close, we visit the inspirational home of the UK Green Building Council for a live episode of the podcast, including an exclusive chat with the Council's campaign and policy director John Alker.
Tarmac lays the foundation for concrete energy reduction
Construction firm Tarmac has ramped up its energy efficiency efforts through the roll out of on-site technologies, the uptake of demand-response, and the development of an energy management system to help measure, monitor and improve efficiencies across the business.
How demand-response is delivering big energy reductions for Saint-Gobain
UK construction material manufacturer Saint-Gobain has made a total saving of £165,000 and experienced an 11% fall in energy demand across its 20 sites in the UK and Ireland, after powering down its factories at peak energy periods.
Construction industry needs a collaborative ‘evolutionary jump’ towards a circular economy
Collaboration within the construction industry is crucial to ensuring that businesses can embed best practice and overcome barriers to applying circular economy principles to the built environment, the UK Green Building Council's (UKGBC) sustainability officer has claimed.
Driving sustainability through collaboration
Dr Martyn Kenny, director of sustainability at Lafarge Tarmac, explains how closer collaboration across the whole construction supply chain has become key to embedding sustainability and driving innovative ways to meet UK infrastructure and carbon reduction targets.
Defining zero-carbon: Government’s golden opportunity
Emma Hines, senior manager of sustainable construction at Lafarge Tarmac, argues that the absence of a zero-carbon standard for non-domestic buildings has resulted in uncertainty, due to a lack of legislative clarity and no mandated need to embrace zero carbon.
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