Air Quality Case Study Collection 2020 - read digital edition
See the stories from those tackling the air quality health and environmental problem.
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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.
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UK energy efficiency's movers and shakers meet at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX), the largest business focused event taking place this year on 16-17 November at ExCeL in London.
A Costco store in Birmingham has reduce its energy consumption by improving the lighting of its underground car park.
Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation works for Horizon Nuclear Power at the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station site on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The detailed works will be carried out during July and August and will assist Horizon to gain a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the proposed site.
Visitors to Star Refrigeration's Westway factory in Renfrew near Glasgow witnessed the first built unit of the EcoDesign compliant chiller in operation, which demonstrated energy efficiency figures 71% higher than the EU Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) requirement - but the company warned over more stringent EU directives on the horizon.
Communication amongst employees has been the big factor leading to Schaeffler UK's automotive engine component plant in Llanelli, South Wales, achieving the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification. The standard aims to help organisations continually reduce their energy use and therefore their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy storage in the UK will usher in a low carbon economy but is being held back by a regulatory system geared towards large centralised energy, reveal The Carbon Trust in a report co-written with Imperial College London.
GE is claiming that its lighting infrastructure upgrade for the UK business of global bankers Santander demonstrates that corporations no longer have to choose between 'profit and planet'.
A major cash boost for a high-energy graphene storage device is set to improve the prospects for smart grids, transport and renewables. Skeleton Technologies, a European ultracapacitor manufacturer, has received a €4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy, an investment company dedicated to promoting sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe's energy industry.
As Chancellor George Osborne used his Autumn Statement to announce a new apprenticeship levy to fund three million future apprenticeships, one Windsor teenager knows only too well the value of joining a training scheme instead of heading to university.
Virgin Trains, one of the UK's largest train operators, has specified Aura Light to provide energy efficient lighting for its Pendolino trains as part of the company's plan to achieve a yearly 2.5% reduction in CO₂ emissions until 2017.