The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in from April 2010 and could affect firms in the heavy clay industry. Alessandra McConville, Environmental Programmes Leader at EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, guides us on the process of compliance.
As part of the Progress Report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction the Government and industry have revealed the achievements made so far on their commitments to change radically the way the UK construction industry designs and builds.
At the meeting of the Strategic Forum for Construction, Peter Mandelson announced that he was commissioning a review of the construction industry to ensure it was "fit for purpose" for delivering a low carbon future.
Clay building products made at Warnham brickworks in Horsham, UK, are the first to be accredited with the Building Research Establishment’s environmental and sustainability standard BES 6001, claims owners of the site Wienerberger.
A low-energy drying technique for aggregates in hydraulic lime mortar has been developed by a UK consortium. The research aims to make lime mortars commercially viable for new build projects, making bricks easier to recycle with 40% less embodied CO2 than cement mortars.