Local contractor Henry Brothers has handed over its first net zero carbon building, a new £4.4m nursery and forest school at Staffordshire University. The Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, a single-storey building, is timber frame with timber cladding and features an external timber canopy covered walkway for social interaction. It is highly energy efficient,…

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Henry Brothers, one of the UK’s leading construction companies and Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business of the Year, has announced its strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The organisation, which is already building a new net carbon zero Nursery and Forest School for Staffordshire University and a £9m sustainable development at Loughborough University,…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The recent COP26 summit has placed the climate crisis in the spotlight, drawing attention to the severity of the situation along with the action that is needed to effectively combat it. Business leaders, both globally and locally, have undoubtedly been made more aware of…

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Electric foiling workboat

Artemis Technologies has moved to the next phase in the development of its Artemis eFoilerTM electric propulsion system, announcing plans to launch a technology demonstrator in 2021. Announced by Artemis Technologies COO, Prof. Mark Gillan, during a presentation to the Workboat Association’s Technical Workgroup yesterday, the first vessel equipped with the transformative Artemis eFoilerTM, will…

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Maritime UK award winner

Artemis Technologies has won the prestigious Maritime 2050 accolade at this year’s Maritime UK Awards. The award, sponsored by the Department of Transport, recognises the firm’s efforts to capitalise on the opportunities presented within the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy. Founded in 2017, Artemis Technologies, led by double Olympic sailing gold medallist Dr Iain Percy OBE…

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The government’s chief adviser on climate change has called on politicians to unite in their support of key infrastructure projects as part of the UK’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Chris Stark, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change was addressing a webinar of business leaders organised by the Institute of Directors and SONI, the…

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