Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028.   The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early - a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 - and reduced emissions by

Marley Eternit Antislip Decking creates striking community boardwalk

Marley Eternit Antislip Decking creates striking community boardwalk

Marley Eternit Antislip decking has been specified on a pioneering project to build a brand new community in Leicester. The European redwood decking has been used to create a stunning timber boardwalk, providing a scenic pedestrian link and acting as a focal point for the entrance of the New Lubbesthorpe

Passivhaus development on Isle of Wight completes

Cameron Close passivhaus homes, designed by PCKO Architects

Southern Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in the south east of England, has delivered its first ever scheme, Cameron Close, built to the PassivHaus standards, an environmentally friendly approach to building design and development in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight has been completed.   Built on a 1.5

Should energy efficiency tax breaks only target the needy?

A  ruling passed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (EJC) said  'The United Kingdom cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT on the supply of energy-saving materials, since that rate (5%) is reserved solely for social housing'.  the UK applied a reduced 5% rate of VAT to

Re-use hub for London residents opens

Southern Housing group ReUse Hub

Southern Housing Group has joined forces with Groundwork London and London Community Resource Network (LCRN) to deliver a community re-use centre at Warner Road Estate in Camberwell, London.   The programme, called Repurpose London, will see the Group open a recycling hub to offer a collection and re-sale service for its residents