Three essential things to do in lockdown to get your home ready for winter

As England’s lockdown continues, national plumbing register WaterSafe is partnering with the Met Office to encourage homeowners to use their time at home to get their plumbing ready for winter. With DIY and hardware stores deemed ‘essential’ according to government guidance, now’s a great time to stock up on insulating pipe lagging and outside tap covers. More Info »

PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in biggest hospital building programme in a generation

The Prime Minister confirms that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion. Funding confirmed for 40 hospitals, with a further 8 schemes invited to bid for future funding to deliver 48 hospitals by 2030 New standards being developed to help revolutionise design and speed-up construction Multi-year capital More Info »

Greener homes, jobs and cheaper bills on the way as government launches biggest upgrade of nation’s buildings in a generation

Homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings – the biggest in a generation. Green Homes Grant opens for business today to help homeowners upgrade their homes and save up to £600 a year on their energy More Info »

One month left to enter Helsinki’s sustainable urban heating competition

The Helsinki Energy Challenge has been set up to find innovative new solutions to urban heating that go beyond burning fossil fuels and biomass to help the city meet its ambitious goal to be carbon-neutral by 2035. Helsinki is not alone: to fight climate change, sustainable heating solutions are needed in cities all over the More Info »

Heat pumps key to London’s net zero ambition says new report from the Carbon Trust

27 August 2020, London:  A new report from the Carbon Trust, ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, shows how heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions. The report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, includes detailed analysis of the potential to retrofit More Info »

Build, Build, Build

PM Boris Johnson has announced the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live. New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from More Info »

Mates in Mind rolls out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

Mates in Mind are rolling out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during the global pandemic, with the support of Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer. In light of the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is expected that workplace mental health issues, already a pervasive challenge, will More Info »