Reducing the carbon footprint of Hexham’s flood defences

The EA say that more than half of its carbon footprint comes from the construction of flood defences.

In defence of offsets

With biodiversity targets confirmed, there are concerns that offsetting could lead to the same problems we have seen with carbon offsets.

£1.6Bn investment for vital water infrastructure

Vital water infrastructure projects will be brought forward with some £1.6Bn of investment.

New framework ensures environmental targets for road and rail

The updated framework has measures to protect the environment in new major road, rail, and rail freight schemes.

The Time is Now

James Fiske, CEO of the Building Cost Information Service looks at the role data has to play in reducing carbon in construction in 2023.

New approach to reduce flood risk and clean up rivers 

A consistent approach to sustainable drainage systems is set to be incorporated into new developments in England.

Reducing flooding with sustainable drainage

Government review promotes sustainable drainage systems on new developments.

The biodiversity challenge for housebuilders and developers

By the end of the year, the vast majority of new development schemes will be required to provide a 10% net gain in biodiversity,

Green trends set to shape UK building industry

The UK Government's Net Zero Strategy is a set of policies and financial commitments to support the 'green industrial revolution.'