We spend 90% of our time in the buildings where we live and work, shop and conduct business, in the structures that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But immense energy is required to source and manufacture building materials, to power construction sites, to maintain and renew the built environment. In 2019, building operations and construction activities together accounted for 38% of global energy-related CO2 emissions, the highest level ever recorded. To ensure that the Paris climate targets are met, the building and construction industry needs to become a climate leader by moving towards net zero construction. Its CO2 emissions need to be cut in half by 2030 for building stock to be carbon free by 2050, according to a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In response, a raft of new net zero building initiatives are focused on curbing emissions across the whole building lifecycle. DW looks at 5 key points in understanding the … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about carbon-free construction
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There’s not much that Holly Willoughby wears that we don’t want in our own wardrobe - and her latest outfit post was enough to even crash the brand’s website, after fans went into meltdown over the spring dress. Reuniting with Philip Schofield after a week off during Half Term, Holly graced our screens in a gorgeous £35 dress from Nobody’s Child that fans said she looked “beautiful” in when she also posted a picture wearing it on her Instagram . The good news is, it’s still in stock on Nobody’s Child’s website . Now if you sadly miss out, don't worry as both ASOS and Marks and Spencer are also selling the print, but in a different style dress. Both currently have 30% off, making the dresses just £24.50. Get ready to give your own wardrobe a smart-casual update in an instant wearing this Tessie Mini Shirt Dress . We love the mini length on Holly - it shows off her fantastic legs. The pale blue dress with black smudge dots is the perfect pop of colour your wardrobe … [Read more...] about Holly Willoughby looks “beautiful” in £35 dress on This Morning
TIGER Woods was "p****d off" and "nearly smashed into director's car" while rushing to tee-off before crash. The golf legend was staying at the plush Terranea Resort in California where crew for the show 'Grown-ish' were based while filming and was said to be "running late" for a meeting with two NFL stars. Follow our Tiger Woods live blog for all the latest news and stories... The 45 year old was reportedly in a rush when he left the resort with those on the TV set apparently saying he seemed "agitated and impatient" as he drove off. A member of the production crew for 'Grown-ish' told The Sun: "We've also heard Tiger was p***** off that we were here at the resort. "Apparently he didn’t know there was going to be a major show being made here this week so that annoyed him and contributed to him being angry when he left." Oliver Konteh, who works on the crew, told TMZ : "A little bit after 6:40am our director has come in and he was like 'you know what, I … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods was ‘p****d off’ at film crew & ‘nearly hit director’s car’ while rushing to tee-off before crash
THE CORONAVIRUS vaccine rollout is in full swing and so far over 6.5 million people have received a jab. Some of the most vulnerable people in society have now had vaccines from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the target is to give the first dose of the vaccine to 15 million people in the four-key groups by mid-February. Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night said that over 70 per cent of the over 80s had now been vaccinated - meaning that the country is a step closer to protecting those who are most vulnerable to infection. Mass vaccination centres across the country have opened and GP surgeries along with pharmacies will also be giving out the jab. It is hoped more than 700 GP surgeries across the UK could be delivering the Oxford jab , which can be stored at fridge temperatures. How will I be contacted to get the Covid vaccine? All Covid vaccines are being given in order of greatest priority, … [Read more...] about How will I be contacted about the Covid vaccine?
RISHI Sunak is preparing to extend the stamp duty holiday by three months until the end of June. The Chancellor is set to delay the cut off point for buyers to save thousands on purchasing homes with the move. The Treasury announced last year that it would temporarily raise the stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. But many people have been left scrambling to complete their transactions before the deadline of March 31, worried that if they do not, they could be left with a £15,000 tax bill. The deadline will now likely roll on until the summer. The Times reported that Mr Sunak - who has been urged not to end the stamp duty holiday - will use his Budget next week to move the deadline to the end of June. Extending the stamp duty holiday could cost the Treasury around £1 billion, according to The Times. It will go alongside moves to extend furlough and other support measures such as the VAT cut … [Read more...] about Stamp duty holiday to be extended to the end of June saving movers up to £15k in tax in £1bn budget giveaway