The one-stop portal for sustainability information aimed at students, educators and architects

The RIBA has launched an on-line sustainability hub, designed to be a one-stop portal for sustainability information for architects, students and educators.

The website has been designed to engage the architectural community with sustainability as an inspiration for design, and to pitch green design as an emerging business opportunity.

RIBA president Ruth Reed said: “In developing the hub, we envisage that it will help to form the central, one-stop site for all of the Institute’s work on sustainability.”

The content of the hub will initially be centred around four core elements:

  • A comprehensive set of design strategies illustrating how to embed the strategy through the conceptual stages of design
  • Relevant and inspiring case studies focusing on the design process, not just the finished building
  • A blog introducing the latest projects and ideas relating to sustainability, content updates, and discussion regarding the experience of RIBA members. High-profile guest bloggers will also be featured alongside a number of regular contributor
  • An expanding series of short films tied into the design strategies, each focusing on one architect, building and design strategy.

The RIBA plans to include book reviews, discussion platforms, related events and a directory of education and CPD opportunities in the near future.