A pioneering new initiative has been launched to accelerate the drive towards building a low carbon future for the North of Scotland. The unique partnership between public and private sector organisations will pave the way to using low carbon construction solutions to tackle critical issues such as
Several new members have been added to Scotland’s Just Transition Commission bringing expert knowledge of the big changes underway to reduce carbon emissions in Scotland’s transport system, buildings, construction industry, land use, and farming. The independent expert advisory grou
Report reveals greatest supply chain development opportunities for Scotland’s low carbon construction sector
A new report published by the Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has identified and analysed the five highest-value and highest-growth low carbon energy supply chains in Scotland.
A major milestone has been reached on a flagship, net zero carbon housing development in Edinburgh as the first homes are now under construction. Located on Waterfront Avenue in Granton, ‘Plot D1’ will comprise over 70 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments alongside several commercial u
Building greener kitchens, accessing renewable funding and preventing heat loss through windows and doors are among the main events being planned for this year’s Green Home Festival, organisers have revealed.
In an open letter to the leaders of Scotland's construction and built environment ecosystem, BE-ST CEO Stephen Good calls on them to take action and be bold in their decisions and leadership in order to help ensure Scotland achieves its net zero goals. Dear leaders of Scotland's construction and bui
A new catalogue of net zero carbon building designs could provide a significant boost to Scotland’s affordable housing sector, as part of a standardised approach for local authorities and housing associations to adopt across a range of future developments. The energy-efficient design and perfo
A consortium of experts in timber construction and engineering is exploring ways to boost the use of English hardwood forest products across the built environment, in a move which could significantly improve the carbon footprint of the UK’s buildings and support diverse woodland ecosystems. Th
The UK’s first live trial to test the effectiveness of exoskeleton suits in a working factory environment is being run by Kenoteq – the company behind a cutting-edge sustainable brick made from recycled construction waste. Two types of exoskeleton suits are being trialled by employees of
An equivalent MOT system for homes could help Scotland to achieve zero carbon goals and save energy, according to a former president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). Christina Gaiger, trustee of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and youngest ever RIAS president, bel
Next up in Scottish Construction Now's Q&A is Dr Mila Duncheva, business development manager UK & Ireland at Stora Enso Building Solutions and chair of the BE Change Makers. How did you get started in the industry?
Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), the innovation centre designed to accelerate the built environment’s transition to zero carbon, supported industry partners to create and safeguard more than 900 jobs during the last 12 months (August 2021 – July 2022), the organi
Sara Edmonds, one of the UK’s most respected proponents of climate action in the built environment, has called for the next generation of industry leaders to push for decarbonisation and greater sustainability to be the sector’s main priority. The call comes as Built Environment –
A new modular demonstrator unit has been unveiled by Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), designed to show Scottish businesses that a timber kit-of-parts approach to retrofit could be the key to future sustainable offices. Following the development of a blueprint design last yea
Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) has named Douglas Morrison as its new deputy CEO, supporting the innovation centre’s commitment to accelerating sustainable transformation across the built environment. The newly created leadership position reflects BE-ST’s increas