Environment and Sustainability
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New measures introduced to manage the impact of climate change on Scotland's national heritage sites
10 March 2022
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is implementing a new approach to the inspection of historic properties in response to the effects of climate change. A programme of tactile condition surveys on over 200 properties will assess the extent of deterioration of high-level masonry and ensure public safety against the risk of potentially unstable building fabric. It will mean that access to some properties will be restricted to enable surveys to be conducted.
09 March 2022
07 March 2022
Biodegradable integrated circuits are being developed by a team at Glasgow University in GEOPIC, a project that aims to stem the growing problem of electronic waste.
06 March 2022
Leaks of a highly potent greenhouse gas from electricity infrastructure could be tackled by metal sprays, according to the National Grid.
28 February 2022
Two tidal energy technology developers have secured a space in a promising tidal energy site that could provide power for up to 10,000 homes per year. The site, off the coast of Holy Island in Anglesey, will host tidal turbines developed by Scottish firm Nova Innovation and French firm Sabella.
26 February 2022
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has launched its new Sustainability Hub giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources.
17 February 2022
Leading aerospace companies including Airbus and Safran Landing Systems are working with a consortium led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) on a new project aiming to offer a major sustainability boost, along with cost and lead time savings, across critical component manufacturing through a combination of forging, forming and additive manufacturing.
16 February 2022
An international study involving Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has shown the potential for using capillary heat exchangers for heat pumps in the shallows of the seabed, with the potential to provide homes with an infinite supply of heating.
15 February 2022
CIBSE, as part of the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), has called on the UK Government to support a long-term, revenue-neutral Energy Saving Stamp Duty Incentive, to encourage homeowners to future-proof their homes against high energy bills.
15 February 2022
The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) energy expert calls out the UK energy system’s lack of resilience in response to the price cap increase.
14 February 2022
Scientists in the UK have set a new record for energy generated by nuclear fusion, an achievement heralded as a significant step toward conquering one of the biggest scientific and engineering challenges.
09 February 2022
A film-coating that allows windows to harvest the sun’s energy in the winter to warm a house and reflect it in the summer to keep it cool is under development in an Anglo-US project.