Regulate embodied carbon or miss net zero targets, auditor warns
The built environment has made no progress in reducing emissions related to construction, according to a “hard-hitting” Environmental Audit Committee report calling for mandatory whole-life carbon assessments.
How do FTSE 100 REITs approach tech and sustainability?
Landsec has “raised the bar” on ambitious carbon targets, CEO Mark Allan said in the developer’s annual report. But what do the latest annual results from Landsec and fellow FTSE 100 developer British Land reveal about their progress?
Cradle to cradle | Inside Drees & Sommer’s recyclable new HQ
“Sustainable and economical: they aren’t enemies,” says Drees & Sommer’s chief executive, Steffen Szeidl, as he welcomes a room full of journalists to tour the group’s self-funded €22m (£18.4m) green office building in Stuttgart, Germany. “Often, you hear that you have to decide between getting the maximum ROI from a project or that you want […]
PlaceTech opens London base at XCHG in 22 Bishopsgate
PlaceTech has joined the occupiers at AXA’s landmark office 22 Bishopsgate, where NewFlex, a leading operator of ‘space-as-a-service’ solutions with 50 sites across the UK, has been appointed to curate and manage the incubator and innovation workspace community.
GBuilder solves home design headache, says proptech pioneer
Mark Witherspoon, one of the early promoters of residential tech in the early 2000s, has praised Finnish startup GBuilder for “fixing the complexity” of winning over customers by offering exactly what they want in their homes.
RElab 2022: could 3D printing fix construction’s waste problem?
A startup that cuts material and emissions in concrete by up to 90% with 3D printing is among nine selected for the latest RElab scale-up programme, dominated by construction and sustainability innovations.