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Decarbonising the built environment: Collaboration and the circular economy
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February 1, 2024

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Collaboration and circular practices are crucial to decarbonising the built environment. This article explores innovations to help reduce the impact of your build.

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Low Carbon Materials Natasha Boulding - Four lessons the construction sector can learn from other industries about reaching net zero
Four Lessons the Construction Sector Can Learn From Other Industries About Reaching Net Zero
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August 17, 2023

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This article explores four industries: shipping, agriculture, aviation and automotive, to consider which innovations could act as inspiration to achieve net zero in the construction sector.

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From Embodied Carbon to Net Zero: What are the key sustainability terms used in construction?
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July 24, 2023

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Sustainable terms used in the construction sector are often complex and evolving to adapt to changing requirements / environmental conditions.

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What does embodied carbon regulation look like in the construction sector?
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June 2, 2023

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Since the built environment accounts for 25% of the UK's total greenhouse gas emissions, it will be a key sector for emission reductions regulation and efforts going forward.

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Understanding scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 carbon emissions in a construction context
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March 7, 2023

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What are scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and why are they important for the built environment?

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Sphera becomes Low Carbon Materials, helping the construction sector build a net zero world
Building positive, carbon negative. The journey from Sphera to Low Carbon Materials (LCM)
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October 14, 2022

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After a highly successful year Sphera is becoming Low Carbon Materials (LCM).

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Materials innovation in construction: why it's crucial to reaching net-zero
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March 11, 2022

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To meet the challenge of net-zero targets, the built environment must engage with material innovation.

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Embodied carbon: the new challenge for built environment regulation
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March 3, 2022

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What should the construction sector expect from embodied carbon regulation?

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Three ways architects can reduce the carbon footprint of their designs
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October 10, 2021

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What can architects do about carbon footprint?

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Innovations & solution: examples of carbon-reducing construction materials
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September 26, 2021

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Discover the latest low-carbon innovation.

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Carbon offsetting: what to consider when choosing your carbon reduction method
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September 13, 2021

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Gain awareness of the limitations of carbon offsetting.

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Carbon neutral or carbon negative? A guide to carbon-related terminology.
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August 30, 2021

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Understand the core carbon-related terminology.

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What is a carbon footprint & why does it matter to the construction industry?
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August 18, 2021

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Learn what are the key terms related to carbon footprint & why the industry is moving to reduce.

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