01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

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The drive to regulate corporate climate target setting

The drive to regulate corporate climate target setting 22 November 2021 Sourced from BusinessGreen. A landslide of net-zero and carbon-neutral targets has swept the private sector in recent years, as companies have looked to reassure customers and investors of their climate credentials and commitment to driving the transition to a low carbon economy.  Read the

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COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal 15 November 2021 Sourced from BBC News. RA draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has detailed commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to make a deal. While the discussions around fossil fuels have been softened, the involvement of

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Virtual pavilion for COP26 features the built environment’s role in climate change

Virtual pavilion for COP26 features the built environment’s role in climate change 08 November 2021 Sourced from designboom. The ‘build better now’ project spotlights the built environment’s role in the climate crisis, an industry responsible for 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions and a third of the world’s energy consumption. This virtual exhibition began a

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Transforming the UK’s approach to homegrown timber

Transforming the UK’s approach to homegrown timber 01 November 2021 Sourced from pbc today. The Transforming Timber initiative, led by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, aims to boost the use of homegrown sustainable timber in mainstream construction projects. It has now secured funding to create a demonstrator home ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference taking

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Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from the Environment Agency

Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from Environment Agency 25 October 2021 Sourced from BBC News. This new report reviewed by the BBC this week has assessed the country’s readiness to cope with the many different risks of climate change. In its response, environment department Defra addressed that it has taken key measures in a

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The ‘Building by 2050’ project

The ‘Building by 2050’ project 15 October 2021 Sourced from Building by 2050. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Building for 2050 highlights the need to construct housing that is low carbon through its design, rather than through reliance on technology. Increasing the numbers of such homes being built will contribute

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David Adjaye: One of the most important storytellers of our time

David Adjaye: One of the important storytellers of our time. 08 October 2021 Sourced from Building Design. Sir David Adjaye is arguably one of the most important architects of our time and has long been celebrated for his ability to combine his artistic sensibilities with an ethos for community-driven projects. In 2000, the Ghanaian-British architect

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Firms chase spots for £750m retrofit framework

Firm chase spots for £750m retrofit framework 27 September 2021 Sourced from Building. Contractors have been put on notice for a £750m framework for decarbonising buildings launched by procurement firm Fusion21. The four-year framework will be used for energy-saving retrofits, with work including the installation of new heat pumps, insulation, and solar panels. It also

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Information Management: The missing piece of the puzzle

Information Management: The missing piece of the puzzle 13 September 2021 Image sourced from Dreamstime.Sourced from BIM-TODAY. A new report authorized by the Centre for Digital Built Britain as a partner of the Construction Innovation Hub has highlighted the value of information management in construction and infrastructure. Published in June, the report found that every

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Establishing an industry-wide approach to social value

Establishing an industry-wide approach to social value 10 September 2021 Image sourced from Jack Hobhouse.Sourced from Building. The construction industry has for some years had difficulties of how to identify, imbed and deliver social value across all activities. Despite calls from many sources to upgrade social value from being a mere concept or a “nice to

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ASBP Awards 2022 – Press release

ASBP Awards 2022 set to be the biggest yet – now open for entries! 10 September 2021 The 4th annual ASBP Awards return for 2021-22 and are set to be bigger than ever, with entries welcomed across three categories including exemplary sustainable building projects, innovative products and forward-thinking initiatives. Last year’s ASBP Awards took place

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LETI Client guide

LETI Client Guide 06 September 2021 Sourced from leti.london The LETI Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon Buildings pulls together key details from numerous LETI documents and publications, which cover the ways in which briefing, designing, procuring, constructing, occupying, managing and valuing buildings must change. It is our vision that this guide will help you

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What next for concrete? ‘Beyond net-zero cement’

What next for concrete? ‘Beyond net-zero cement’ 03 September 2021 Sourced from deezen UK producers are trialling new types of cement production methods and testing low-carbon concrete recipes in a bid to eliminate carbon emissions and become a net-zero industry. The moves are part of a roadmap that identifies seven ways of decarbonising the industry with

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IPCC report highlights the urgent need for climate innovation

IPCC report highlights the urgent need for climate innovation 01 September 2021 Sourced from Climate-KIC. “The latest report from the IPCC underlines the urgency of action to reverse climate change and regenerate our planet. 2050 is too late. We need to push for net-zero by 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate change effects. For this, we

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Government observes £400m boiler scrappage scheme

Government observes £400m boiler scrappage scheme 20 August 2021 Sourced from Business Green A £400m boiler scrappage scheme which will offer homeowners grants of up to £7,000, encourages the switch to low carbon alternatives such as heat pumps is being drawn up by Downing Street. The government is mainly targeting 600,000 heat pump installations a year by

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Climate Change: Five things we’ve learnt from the IPCC Report

Climate Change: Five things we’ve learnt from the IPCC Report 16 August 2021 Sourced from BBC News Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying – and it’s down to us The 1.5C temperature limit is on life support The bad news: No matter what we do, the seas will continue to rise The good news:

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Open call for climate action research in lead up to COP26

Open call for climate action research in lead up to COP26 09 August 2021 Sourced from ASBP News ASBP has submitted a response to RIBA and Architects Declare for their open call for evidence and research around six key themes on climate action. The submission reflects ASBP’s holistic approach to sustainability, albeit predominantly focussed at

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Bridging the gap of innovation

Bridging the gap of innovation 02 August 2021 Sourced from UK Research and Innovation  How can innovative companies get better at selling net zero solutions to local government? We’ve just finished a project looking at the relationship between councils and innovative companies. There is frustration on both sides. Companies often feel like councils move slowly,

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Sector-wide plan to build net zero homes by 2025

Sector-wide plan to build net zero homes by 2025 02 August 2021 Sourced from Housing Today Leading firms join forces with government and environmental groups to launch future homes delivery hub. Leading UK housing developers and builders have teamed up with the government and environmental groups to announce an initiative to build homes that are

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