Johnstone’s Trade has launched UltraLast Matt, a premium quality matt wall paint that is resilient to initial scuffing and marking, and easy to clean, helping specifiers extend maintenance cycles on their projects and keep high-footfall interiors looking their best for longer.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is rapidly becoming crucial to long-term business value creation. This is thanks to a growing emphasis on sustainability, ethics, and corporate responsibility.

News that a UK space satellite can map the heat of objects on Earth, some as small as 3.5m across, has directly highlighted the need for greater energy efficiency in our existing building stock, says Kas Mohammed, Vice President, Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK&I.

Leading UK building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has published third party, independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for three of its construction wall membranes to assist specifiers by providing clear sustainability and life cycle assessment data.

Hitesh Pattni, Northern Specification Manager at SFS, discusses how engaging product manufacturers in technical design advice during early work stages means project-specific solutions can be aligned with sustainable outcomes. Our mission at SFS is to maximise the success of all collaborative projects – with safety and sustainability at the very core.

Set along the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a recently-developed neighbourhood bringing together cutting-edge scientific research and education, business and leisure facilities northwest of central Milan – MAD Architects, led by Chinese Architect Ma Yansong, has unveiled renderings of a monumental gateway complex.

Plants in the office are a trend on the rise, acclaimed by employers and employees alike. Not only do they improve aesthetic qualities and bring life to indoor spaces, they make people’s lives and well-being better. Biophilic design is a concept that goes well with modern office spaces, which have stopped being merely facilities for business duties and have expanded into places for socialising. This turn of events was appreciated by many employees during the Covid lockdowns which reduced opportunities for human interaction. Learn about the benefits of nature in the office space and how to bring biophilic design into your business.

MVRDV, as part of a team named North Creek Collective, has presented a series of proposals for the City of Vancouver to adapt waterfront buildings, landscape and infrastructure to accommodate to rising sea levels.

Carl Bailey, Regional Technical Manager for Elevate (formerly Firestone Building Products), explains what to consider when specifying and installing a waterproofing system for a green roof.

Making the environment a priority is nothing new to us at Sidey. As Scotland’s strongest fenestration company, we take our green responsibilities very seriously, for the benefit of our staff, customers, local communities, and the planet in general.

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