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UK councils to get more funding to support developers with biodiversity net gain

The UK Government is allocating £9.6m funding to local councils to assess whether developers are positively impacting nature on their sites. Funding will go towards hiring staff to assess whether developers are delivering new biodiversity requirements. Back in July, edie reported that from November, the developers of all large domestic, industrial, commercial and mixed-use sites […]

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New book from CIRIA – Sustainable management of surplus soil and aggregates from construction (C809)

A new book is now available from CIRIA on sustainable management of surplus soil and aggregates from construction (C809). The ‘designing out’ and management of surplus soils and aggregates arising on, and from, construction and development projects can be complex. It’s an integral – but often overlooked – part of many projects, regardless of scale. […]

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The UK Construction Industry Annual Waste Report 2023

The UK Construction Industry Annual Waste Report 2023 analyses construction waste management over the last five years. Written by Qflow, it supports a construction sector that works in synergy with its environment. The report puts a spotlight on how the sector is falling short of these targets. In fact, findings reveal that one-third of Waste […]

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Net Zero Progress

The Construction Leadership Council has published its latest CO2nstruct Zero report on the industry’s net zero progress. For the first time, the report shows progress against all nine priorities set out in the industry‐wide programme to drive carbon out of the sector. It highlights: An increase in the number of houses connected to low-carbon heat […]

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Polypipe Building Services supports product transparency with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

Polypipe Building Services has released environmental product declarations (EPDs) for several of its PVC pipes and fittings sold in the UK. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are independently verified and registered documents. They provide relevant and comparable information about the environmental impact of goods and services. About Environmental Product Declarations Increasingly, EPDs are produced by manufacturers. […]

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UKGBC launches new infographics bringing Biodiversity Net Gain to life

UK Green Building Council has launched new infographics to help answer key questions and bring biodiversity net gain to life. The infographics aim to explain why biodiversity net gai matters for the built environment. Plus, it looks at the concept and how it interlinks with wider environmental policies. The UK Government has confirmed developers must […]

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City of London report calls for green skills training

The City of London is calling for green skills training to support the decarbonisation of commercial buildings. A new report released by the City of London Corporation urged investment in skilling and preparing tomorrow’s green workforce. The report came about due to the need to decarbonise the UK capital’s commercial buildings. As such, it identifies […]

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Costain makes charity donation after polluting river

Costain will donate £55,000 to Tyne Rivers Trust after polluting the River Don during a major upgrade to the A19 in South Tyneside. An investigation by the Environment Agency found the company had breached its environmental permit. This occurred when contaminated water was washed down highway drains and into the River Don. Costain submitted an […]

Free HSE webinar – MSDs and whole body-vibration from driving: manage the risk to your workforce

This free webinar on 25 September 2023, 10.30 – 11.30am will focus on how to effectively manage the risk of MSDs and whole-body vibration from driving. It is aimed at fleet managers, health and safety managers and employers. It will feature experts from HSE who will highlight current guidance and explain the ergonomic principles that […]