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  • Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port Business
    Waste plastic set to become hydrogen at Ellesmere Port

    Peel Environmental is working in partnership with Waste2Tricity to deliver a 'UK first' plastics to hydrogen project at its 54-acre Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

  • Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050 Politics
    Reaction to law that UK will end net contribution to climate change by 2050

    Following Prime Minster Theresa May's announcement in the House of Commons yesterday that amendments to the UK's Climate Change Act will set the country on a course to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050, the move has been broadly welcomed by a range of interest groups - many pleased at the scale of its ambition to set the UK on a path to become the world's first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law, but others disappointed that the law will be reviewed every five years. Here's the range of comment received that Environment Times has received ......

  • Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon Transport
    Welsh rail renewal project was 97% diesel-free saving 15 tonnes of carbon

    Innovative deployment of solar lighting and power generation has resulted in a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales achieving 97% diesel-free operation. And the project's leaders, Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd, feel it has proved the viability of a sustainable 'Site of the Future'.

  • Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass Nature
    Generosity with temporary roadway helps a Durham fish pass

    Temporary works specialist, Mabey Hire's Durham Depot teamed up with Tyne Rivers Trust and supplied 450 metres of temporary roadway – known as TuffTrak® mats – at a discounted rate to ensure that an internationally important project to build a fish pass at Shotley Bridge, County Durham went ahead.

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Futurebuild 2019

The challenge is on for the built environment ... get your free tickets for Futurebuild 2019

The built environment industry can influence the resilience, sustainability and quality of homes, buildings and elements of infrastructure and cities. Global scientific evidence and strategies, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, are giving a clear message: it is now time to think the unthinkable to make change happen.

futurebuild 2019 logo mainThe ecobuild conference at Futurebuild 2019 has been shaped by the industry, for the industry. It is the only conference that will bring together and further inform architects and designers, consultants and constructors, and public and private sector clients on how to tackle the industry's most pressing challenges. From housebuilding to cities, and build quality to leadership, the conference will share insights and learning from industry experts.

The CPD accredited and free to attend conference sessions will be collaborative forums where you will develop action plans for change, proposing actions for a more sustainable future for our buildings, communities and industry.

The big thinking and inspiration of the ecobuild conference will be complemented by the Futurebuild Hubs. Offering ideas, innovation and knowledge in seminars and exhibits on the key themes of: buildings, energy, interiors, materials, offsite, urban infrastructure, waste and the circular economy and the future vision of London.

All content at Futurebuild is CPD accredited and free of charge, making your time out of the office well-spent. It only happens once a year so make sure you get your free ticket today!

We are excited to reveal the full 2019 ecobuild conference programme, which will take place at the heart of Futurebuild. The 2019 theme is "Time for Action" and will focus on how our industry can influence the resilience, sustainability and quality of homes, buildings, infrastructure and cities to ensure the world has a sustainable future.

The ecobuild conference is fully CPD accredited, so your time out of the office is well-spent. Register today and receive your free conference pass. https://futurebuild19.reg.buzz/environmental-times