Trade Shows & Conferences
The built environment industry can influence the resilience, sustainability and quality of homes, buildings and elements of infrastructure and cities. Registration has opened for Futurebuild 2020 with a call to industry to act now if we are to successfully tackle the challenges facing us all. By joining the event from 03 to 05 March at ExCeL London, visitors will be able to unite with industry innovators to tackle climate change and become the catalyst for change that's so greatly needed.
Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
- Fabriq Air Quality
- Tinytag Data Loggers Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
New figures from packaging company DS Smith have revealed the large amount of plastic waste that ends up in UK paper and cardboard recycling streams.
A natural "leaky dams" flood management scheme, which was only installed in Tudeley Woods near Tunbridge Wells, Southern England in January this year, has functioned effectively during extreme weather conditions in Kent caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis which swept across the UK in February, according to the South East Rivers Trust (SERT). In partnership with local landowner The Hadlow Estate, the scheme has been introduced to protect properties in Five Oak Green, downstream of the Alder Stream catchment, from future flooding.
A new interactive map, predicts the shocking speed of erosion on England's coastline over the next 20, 50 and 100 years, with thousands of homes at risk of being lost as our coastline fades away.
British consumers swapping red meat for chicken and other poultry may be contributing unwittingly to the destruction of South American forests because of a total failure by high street brands to monitor where animal feed comes from, a new Greenpeace report warns.
Battery waste is helping greenkeepers in the UK to improve the health of their turf, thanks to the launch of a new liquid fertiliser product.
Royal Mail Group Ltd, the owner of one of Europe's largest fleets, has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle infrastructure. This will support Royal Mail Group's aims under the Optimise Prime Project – the world's largest commercial electric vehicle project.
A new 'how-to' guide on the benefits of becoming an insect farmer has been published by Zero Waste Scotland. The environment resources organisation claims you won't need acres of land, there'll be no need to brave the elements, and you can feed your flies or crickets on the vast mountain of food waste from supermarkets and other businesses – all of which means you'll be helping to combat the climate crisis and providing alternatives to livestock feeds of soya or wild fishmeal.
As part of the new extension of Tate St Ives, Eco Green Roofs have designed and installed a green roof system to complement both the architecture of the building and the surrounding coastal landscape. The project has been celebrated with a number of industry awards, including being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Logistics company UPS and the University of Dublin's Trinity College have announced a five-year partnership to drive sustainable solutions for Dublin.