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
Buildings & Cities
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.
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.
The Canary Wharf Group feel they can prove plastic pollution-free living is possible for other urban centres with their pledge to become the world's first Plastic Free Commercial Centre - joining forces with the Surfers Against Sewage campaign.
Arup is calling on arid cities to move on from a 1950s model of city planning and design, or face becoming increasingly less habitable as they become drier. The report urges cities to learn from innovative developments around the world, such as industrial-scale fog and dew harvesting and cooling pavements that can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 7 degrees.
Come and see us ! The Environment Times, as part of its 25 year celebrations will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2018 this week, 6-8 March at ExCel in London's Docklands. Our stand number is C181. Founding Directors, Editor Duncan Ashcroft and Marketing Manager Susanne Karmy, will both be there, so come along for a chat ! Just click on the link below to register for your free ticket.
Modular buildings manufactured offsite, that are environmentally sound and go towards solving the affordable housing crisis, are set for a new product standard by BRE to change the consumer perception of poor quality 'prefabs'. The standard will be explained at the forthcoming ecobuild 2018 next month.
Nottingham is now producing almost three tonnes less of CO2 per year per person than it was in 2005, and central government statistics show that the city has smashed its climate change targets four years early. The data shows a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020.
A pioneering north of England street tree research project could hold the answer to urban flooding. Initial results from the scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.
A large art installation on the side of a building in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle district between the Anglican Cathedral and the South End Docks has incorporated moss, lichens and copper to change with the seasons, reflect air pollution and promote a positive message about ways we can improve air quality.
A bespoke energy saving eco-cabin created by construction firm J.Murphy & Sons Limited has been welcomed by its workforce throughout the UK and has helped reduce energy use by up to 70 per cent at work sites.