Green light for Glasgow’s 270km active travel network
Plans to build a City Network of active travel infrastructure for all parts of Glasgow have been approved by the council’s City Administration Committee.
Intended to support a crucial shift to walking, wheeling and cycling as part of the wider effort to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and improve air quality, the plans will add 270km of high-quality cycleways and improved footways along main roads in Glasgow.
The City Network is based upon a vision that active travel becomes the first choice for everyday journeys and will be designed to ensure easy access to safe, segregated routes from homes, schools, key amenities and cultural destinations throughout the city. It is planned that schools will be within 400m of the main active travel routes while no home is more than 800m from segregated cycling infrastructure.
Climate-friendly heat networks gets £300m boost
The Scottish government has announced a new £300m fund supporting the development and roll-out of zero-emission heat networks. The Heat Network Fund targets both homes and commercial properties across Scotland and will support projects where the heat for individual properties is supplied from a communal source.
The new fund takes over from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and is part of the overall £1.8 billion committed over the course of this parliament to decarbonise the heating of buildings
Scotland to get two Green Freeports
UK and Scottish ministers have agreed a deal agreed to establish two ‘Green Freeports’ in Scotland.
March’s Featured Topic: Air Quality
The quality of the air we all breathe often gets overlooked, until it becomes so bad that it affects our health. More and more cities are setting up clean air zones to reduce the impact on citizens’ health from poor air quality.
Start your learning on the topic of Air Quality with the handpicked resources below:
Clean Air Zones Map
Use the map to find locations and relevant information for clean air zones and low emission zones around the UK.
Air Quality in the Built Environment
A weblink provided by the World Green Building Council containing information specific to the built environment around air pollution causes and solutions.
Case Study: Zero Emission Welfare Cabin
A case study from GAP and AJC EasyCabin who have together created a welfare cabin that uses hydrogen and solar panels as power sources to move towards zero carbon emissions, zero air quality emissions and less noise on site
VIRTUAL SESSIONS COMING UP….
Scotland Construction 2022: Webinar
10 March (14:00 – 15:00)
Hear directly from major contractors about their upcoming ‘shovel ready’ projects and the supply chain opportunities that these present. The webinar will give details of sustainability features, innovations & outcomes such as low/zero carbon solutions, investment in future skills, and positive impact on local environment and communities.
Contractors presenting as part of this webinar include:
- Balfour Beatty
- Morgan Sindall
Book your place below. Further information please contact [email protected]
Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition: Webinar
6 April (10:00 – 11:30)
This webinar will present existing hydrogen technologies and the innovation which is accelerating the transition from natural gas to hydrogen. It is aimed at Home Builders, Commercial Contractors, Facilities Management companies and their supply chain suppliers/sub-contractors, interested in the drivers and timescales for hydrogen to become a viable, scalable alternative to natural gas.