Tag Archives: Net Zero

UK’s first net zero cement works one step closer

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Hanson UK has progressed to the due diligence and negotiation phase in its bid to install carbon capture technology at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire through the Government’s Phase-2 cluster sequencing programme. The announcement represents another important step forward for the construction sector in its ambition to reach net …

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New research highlights potential demand of 150,000 heat pump installers

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The widely promoted 50,000 installers required to meet the Government’s ambitious annual heat pump installation target of 600,000 may be three times lower than the number required, research has revealed. Developing from discussions within the HHIC Systems Group, chaired by Steve Keeton, the organisation has conducted extensive investigations of working …

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Jewson’s Woking branch joins sustainability drive

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The Jewson branch at Arthurs Bridge Wharf in Woking has become the national builders merchant’s latest site to head towards becoming carbon neutral. The renovation includes improved insulation, energy-saving LED lighting throughout the store, and air source heat pumps to create a comfortable temperature inside the branch. All the technology …

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Innovation is key for Besblock in the race to ‘net zero’


Changes to building regulations set out in the Governments Future Homes Standard will see UK homes built with a 75% reduction in C02 emissions by 2025. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC) believes the new regulations will help the UK to meet its net zero target. Midlands-based …

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Actis training module earns CPD certification

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A training module devised by insulation specialist Actis has received official certification from the CPD Certification Service. The training module demonstrates how to comply with changes to Part L and prepare for Future Homes Standards. Tomorrow’s Insulation Solutions for Future Homes Standards is the fourth in Actis’ series of professional …

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BMF sponsors Dragon’s Den for net zero solutions

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is sponsoring a £1,000 prize for the winner of a Dragon’s Den style competition to accelerate the construction sector’s drive to net zero. Launched today by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, the competition is targeted at …

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Norbord leads the way with carbon negative status

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Norbord now holds a net carbon negative status across all its products and operations, locking up more CO2 than it emits. Leading the way in tackling the issue of climate change, the company’s four European sites and three product ranges sequester a total of 1.1 million tonnes of carbon annually. …

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Urgent Upskilling required to meet 2050 Net Zero Target

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On the 2nd May, the Committee on Climate Change released its report, Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming. Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs for Vaillant, says that whilst many of the recommendations put forward should be actioned, special emphasis must be given to upskilling …

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