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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

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Architecture practice BDP has picked up the top prize in the Higher Education and Campus category for its University of Strathclyde Learning and Teaching Project in this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards.   The awards celebrate the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposi

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The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i

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Mackenzie Construction has appointed smart surface research associate Bruna Lopes to support the development of its sustainable surfacing offering Smart Surface. The appointment comes after the firm was successfully awarded funding from Innovate UK for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP

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A Scottish-based manufacturing facility that will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a £500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund. The new site is being launched by Innovative Ash Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Leve

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Today's instalment in our COP26SCN feature highlights the pioneering retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement to Passivhaus enerPHit standards being undertaken on behalf of Southside Housing Association in Glasgow. Glasgow has around 73,000 iconic pre-1919 sandstone tenements. Their age, built form, con

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Work has started on building Scotland’s first ‘fifth generation’ heating network at the country’s manufacturing innovation district in Renfrewshire. Cabinet secretary for finance and the economy Kate Forbes was at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS

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Business premises in Scotland will be able to access a £25 million package to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Grants will target a wide range of high-risk settings where people come into close proximity, including restaurants, bars and gyms, with support av

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