‘Green concrete’ concept wins major award

‘Green concrete’ concept wins major award

A project piloted at the University of Bradford to create ‘green concrete’ which vastly reduces CO2 production has won a major award.   The GreenLegoUse project to create ‘demountable’ concrete blocks has won its category in this year’s Newton Prize Fund awards. The Newton Fund develops science and innovation partnerships that promote

Cooling: hidden threat for climate change and sustainable goals

Cooling: hidden threat for climate change and sustainable goals

A new study, led by the University of Oxford and published recently in Nature Sustainability, sets out a framework for delivering sustainable cooling. It also examines cooling needs in the context of sustainable development, and finds that this is a global blind spot.   ‘Cooling is essential to human well-being and health,

‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

A new objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces that clearly demonstrates appliance manufacturers’ commitment to improving air quality has been welcomed by government.   Commenting on the new clearSkies scheme a spokesperson for Defra said: “We welcome this launch of the

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

Homeowners and landlords can now see for themselves how the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme can help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.   Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma recently unveiled a new opportunity for consumers to get tips for making their homes more energy efficient, and details