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LATEST SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN NEWS

Willmott Dixon uni job wins Passivhaus accreditation

8 Mar 16 | By Louise Dransfield

Leicester University’s Centre for Medicine biggest non-resi building to get mark

Heat sensitive house picture

Two-thirds of housing providers hit by overheating problems

26 Jun 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Zero Carbon Hub report says overheating can harm reputation but is not seen as a priority by housebuilders

Government urged to use pollution eating tiles

21 May 15 | By Yoosof Farah

The new government has been urged to use pollution-eating products to cut air pollution

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Berkeley Homes OSD

Berkeley rated most sustainable housebuilder

16 Dec 14 | By Vern Pitt

Crest Nicholson and Barratt Developments round out the top three in JLL study

Wenlock Road timber tower

Banyan Wharf: Timber tower tops out

24 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Hawkins Brown’s cross laminated timber building has topped out

Construction firms dominate London green awards

20 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Construction and built environment companies win top awards for reducing energy use

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ANALYSIS

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods

BREEAM

Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

20 Jul 16

The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos

office stairs

Wellness: The ups and downs

21 Oct 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Now that employers have cottoned on to the link between wellbeing and improved productivity, pressure is growing for clients to start taking the concept seriously

Richard Kauntze

Intelligent cities defined

12 Jun 15 | By Richard Kauntze

The recent BCO conference in Chicago offered a vision of the future: intelligent cities filled with data, where people and things are constantly connected to the digital world. The opportunity for the industry is now to make sense of it all

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Victorian terrace

Behind the hype: Sustainable new homes

26 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

New research is casting further doubt on long-held claims that a new-build property is necessarily cheaper to run than a refurbished Victorian home

Hong Kong skyline

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 Feb 15 | By Ike Ijeh

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

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Architects

Architecture: The diversity problem

13 Feb 15 | By David Blackman

An architectural education will last seven years and leave you with debts in excess of £50,000. So is it becoming a pastime exclusively for the rich?

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COMMUNITY OPINION

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

Peyrouz Modarres

London's zero carbon rules overlook embodied carbon

19 Sep 16 | By Peyrouz Modarres

The London Plan is a step in the right direction but focusing only on operational carbon is a mistake

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Helen Gough

What can London learn from New York's skyscrapers?

9 Sep 16 | By Helen Gough

The Big Apple’s ‘trophy’ towers are able to secure premium rents, but the situation may be more complicated in London

Julian Sharpe

Designing offices for millennials

5 Aug 16 | By Julian Sharpe

The changing criteria for office design to attract and retain millennials

Michael Dariane

The WELL building standard is changing how we design

5 Jul 16 | By Michael Dariane

Truly embedding wellbeing into our buildings may be new to the UK but it will become second nature soon

Ben Derbyshire

Time for a change

22 Jan 16 | By Ben Derbyshire

Harry Rich was unable to drive the necessary reform at RIBA, his departure is an opportunity

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Phillip Steadman

How green is high-rise?

14 Dec 15 | By Phillip Steadman

Might the most sustainable skyscraper not be a skyscraper at all? Philip Steadman of UCL asks how green is high-rise based on his new essay with Create Streets

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Judit Kimpian

When buildings perform as designed

15 Jun 15 | By Judit Kimpian

Detailed evaluations of the performance of buildings are essential if we are to improve their design and operation in the future

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Richard Kauntze

Intelligent cities defined

12 Jun 15 | By Richard Kauntze

The recent BCO conference in Chicago offered a vision of the future: intelligent cities filled with data, where people and things are constantly connected to the digital world. The opportunity for the industry is now to make sense of it all

Beth Ambrose

How to create productive workplaces

12 May 15 | By Beth Ambrose

The link between design, wellbeing and productivity undeniable, so shouldn’t we being doing more to improve our office space?

Jack Pringle

Mipim blog: Singing for our supper

13 Mar 15 | By Jack Pringle

Architect Jack Pringle with his daily update on life from the French Riviera

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Nick Offer

Construction industry must step up on sustainability

10 Feb 15 | By Nick Offer

Does your business know enough about efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change?

Paul Everall

Energy efficiency: It's all in the details

20 Nov 14 | By Paul Everall

There’s a great need to get the little things right as we move towards tighter buildings

Pete Baxter

Tapping into the Internet of Things

29 Oct 14 | By Pete Baxter

Devices that monitor appliances in buildings are a powerful way to help occupants manage their properties more efficiently and sustainably

Ben Derbyshire

Why RIBA needs serious reform

27 Oct 14 | By Ben Derbyshire

New RIBA Council member Ben Derbyshire on why he stood - and what he wants to do

Ike Ijeh

Stirling Prize winner harnesses new city pride

17 Oct 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh on what the victory of Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool means for architecture

John Deasy

Engineers do Stirling work too

1 Oct 14 | By John Deasy

The RIBA Stirling prize is the UK’s highest award for architects. But perhaps it’s time to acknowledge the other people who have a hand in making buildings work effectively

Paul King

The next chapter for green building

24 Sep 14 | By Paul King

This week’s World Green Building Council report on green value is the start of a new frontier in selling green construction

Matt Fulford

Do your buildings adapt to climate change?

4 Sep 14 | By Matt Fulford

The buildings we are building now will need to adapt to climate and social changes not just in the long term but in the next five years

Nick Offer

Can building services continue to serve?

2 Sep 14 | By Nick Offer

As the market comes out of recession building services teams need to be vigilant

Matthew Rhodes

Passivhaus' power as a quality standard for buildings

18 Aug 14 | By Matthew Rhodes

The Passivhaus standard can improve all sizes and types of projects - I’ve seen the evidence

Paul King

Government has finally brought out the green sticks

15 Aug 14 | By Paul King

Minimum Energy Performance Standards have the ability to succeed in greening our buildings where incentives have failed