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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
A Lincolnshire manufacturer best known for designing and manufacturing vegetable harvesting equipment has won a prestigious business award for its diversification into a new market of grass clippings to energy generation.
Sunshine has become an unlikely ally in The Environment Agency's (EA) emergency flood response operations. The agency's Midlands delivery team is undertaking trials of an innovative solar lighting technology that promises to help emergency responsiveness and protect personnel safety, particularly in areas lacking mains electricity connections.
Researchers are to work with business making fuel cell technology publicly available at the new Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) – a £4.1m facility opened by Lord Mandelson at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Magnomatics, the Sheffield-based magnetic gear technology firm, is taking part in a pioneering marine turbine project to harness the power of sea currents as an alternative energy source.
The Highways England A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme has become the first UK project to switch to temporary lighting powered by sunshine in preference to diesel.
Construction has started of a large scale commercial carport at Bentley Motors’ manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.
A new report predicts that fuel cells are where solar photovoltaics were 15 years ago, and that Solid oxide fuel cells are close to overcoming key challenges, with a boost for renewables by converting excess electricity generated into storage.
Research in Icelandic waters into protecting whales during the world-wide construction of offshore wind farms has discovered an acoustic device that keeps them out of harms way.
Adnams, the Suffolk based Brewery and Distillery, is now only using electrical energy from 100% renewable sources across its entire business.
The Eden Project, Cornwall's top green visitor attraction, is planning to power a cleaner future for itself with five 'fridge-sized' battery storage units to match their energy demand with renewable supply, and deliver cost savings.