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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
Similar support to the car sector is what the Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to give transport operators, by providing cash support to achieve a more widespread industry take-up of green fuels and technologies.
There will be more public locations to charge electric cars in the UK than there are petrol stations by the summer of 2020, according to new analysis by Nissan.
AkzoNobel has rewarded ship owners with 126,000 carbon credits worth more than $500,000 - the first to be awarded under the company's scheme for ship owners who convert existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling to a biocide-free advanced hull coating, such as AkzoNobel's Intersleek, which is proven to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Merseyside's eco-ambitions have developed further as Merseytravel, the body that provides transport advice to the Liverpool City Region's Combined Authority, has chosen Evolt for its expanded Electric Vehicle charge points after a tender process.
DB Schenker Rail UK has announced a triple win after securing contracts with construction companies United Asphalt, Brett Aggregates and J Clubb.
A zero emission taxi cab that currently operates as a small trial in London is set to enter volume production in Coventry with a £50 million investment.
An infographic from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport looks to the future and visualises how transport and logistics in Britain would develop, taking account of demographic changes, population growth, technological developments and social and political change.
A web based electric car journey planning tool for Europe, the BATTERIE Project, has been launched at Titanic Belfast after piloting in Ireland, and is now available for public use.
The UK's first commercial scale solar-powered hydrogen production and refuelling facility has opened at Honda's manufacturing site on the outskirts of Swindon, Wiltshire.
The engine-less cargo sailing vessel "Tres Hombres" returned to Brixham at the weekend to load Devon's organic ale.