Construction firm Morgan Sindall has held a “topping out” ceremony at the Buntingford First School in Hertfordshire, which is set to become the UK’s first net zero school in both embodied and operational carbon. Set to open in 2023, the school was procured through the Pagabo framework and will achieve Passivhaus Plus. It will utilise a cross-laminated timber frame, which on completion, will save 1,160 tonnes of carbon, reduce construction traffic by 90% and deliver savings of 20%. The building will also feature more than 300 solar panels, triple-glazed windows and air-source heat pumps. Morgan Sindall’s David Rowsell said the school would be a new standard for sustainable and high-quality design, while councillor Caroline Clapper, executive member for education at Hertfordshire County Council, said it aligned with the county’s sustainability agenda.
ICE is preparing to introduce a futures market for carbon credits under CORSIA, which will focus on reducing airline emissions.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced plans to launch a physically delivered futures contract for carbon credits eligible for use by the...