Universal method to report carbon in building and infrastructure launched
An international coalition of construction experts has published the world’s first universal standard for reporting carbon dioxide emissions used in the building and lifecycle of structures – also known as ‘embodied and operational carbon’ within the industry.
Government ringfences investment in tidal power
The Government will invest £20m a year in tidal stream electricity as part of its renewable energy auction scheme.
UK will require new homes to have EV chargers starting in 2022
Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK starting in 2022, the government announced today. The new measure aims to boost EV adoption in the nation by adding up to 145,000 extra charging points each year.
December’s Featured Topic: Lean & Operational Efficiency
Implementing Lean principles in your business can improve and support the development of a better skilled workforce. There is a clear correlation between high performing processes and teams having a significant impact on sustainability goals, enabling us to meet challenges faced by organisations throughout the built environment sector, including reaching sustainability targets to reduce waste and carbon, and improving the wellbeing of staff.
Start your learning on the topic of Lean with the handpicked resources below:
Lean Construction in 3 minutes
A video providing an introduction to Lean and the benefits it can bring to your business to improve productivity, reduce costs and tackle sustainability issues.
Kaizen The Secret behind Japanese Productivity
This short video explains why Kaizen can be the secret behind Japanese productivity.
A module, which describes the purpose and aims of visual management, and outlines how visual management can support productivity and continuous improvement.
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