IPCC climate report focuses on built environment solutions

There are multiple, feasible and effective options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change, and they are available now, say scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. “Mainstreaming effective and equitable climate action will not only reduce losses and damages for nature and people, it will also […]

Extreme heat in the workplace: How to keep factory & warehouse staff safe and comfortable

With England experiencing its first ever red warning for extreme heat this week, raised temperatures in the workplace have the potential to become a health and safety issue as employers struggle to keep working areas within the recommended temperatures. In line with this concern, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for a legally enforceable […]

Open Innovation Levels Framework published by UKGBC

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Sustainable Ventures (SV) have published the Open Innovation Levels Framework, a resource aimed at enabling open innovation with the goal of reducing the climate impacts of the built environment. The organisations say 40% of UK carbon emissions are attributable to the built environment, which requires significant innovation to […]

Don’t let COVID-19 wreck your climate change plans

By Onsite Energy Projects We all need to refocus on the big issue of climate change, but we are facing a significant recession in the next few years. I predict that capex budgets are going to evaporate, and as a result investment plans are going to be put on hold. The consequence could be to […]

Scotland leads the UK in energy and climate change…

New analysis compiled by the government’s climate watchdog, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has discovered that Scotland is leading the UK when it comes to lowering emissions; detailing that its annual greenhouse gas reduction target was met in 2014 and gross emissions fell by 8.6 per cent during that period – compared to a […]