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A Sustainable Architect, Michael Reynolds: Case Study
A Sustainable Architect, Michael Reynolds: Case Study
This article looks at the life and work of Michael Reynolds, pioneering American eco-architect....
Building Zero Carbon Schools Across the UK
Building Zero Carbon Schools Across the UK
New zero carbon schools are to be built in England as part of a government drive to reduce power use and carbon emissions in the public sector....
Changes to Feed-in-Tariffs: What this Means for your Sustainable Build
Changes to Feed-in-Tariffs: What this Means for your Sustainable Build
How will new feed-in tariff cuts announced by Government affect home builders and the solar industry? This guest article by Sally Greenacre of Intelligent Energy…...
Eco-Housing in the UK
Eco-Housing in the UK
Eco-housing, or houses built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, which use resources and technologies that capitalise on renewability, are a…...
Environmental Benefits of Going Green
Environmental Benefits of Going Green
Going green is all about taking some steps to become more environmentally aware and showing a commitment to reducing the impact we have on the environment. If we fail…...
Green Property Audit
Green Property Audit
This article examines the term ' green property audits ', and details some potential recommendations an audit could give to a householder....
Green Specifications
Green Specifications
This article describes greenfield specifications, their environmental assessment methodology, and the standards being developed for sustainable building policy....
Green Taxes on Excessive Energy Use
Green Taxes on Excessive Energy Use
An introduction to 'Green Taxes', including information on the Climate Change Levy and Government and EU policy on Green tax....
Is Concrete Environmentally Friendly?
Is Concrete Environmentally Friendly?
A look at whether concrete could be called environmentally friendly, and why it isn't such a green material....
London: A Fairtrade City
London: A Fairtrade City
This article looks at the range and diversity of fairtrade products available across London....
Low Carbon Building Initiatives
Low Carbon Building Initiatives
This article examines the opportunities offered to householders through the Low Carbon Building Programme, in purchasing and using environmental products on and within…...
Minimising The Use of Resources and Packaging
Minimising The Use of Resources and Packaging
This article explores ways in which we can as consumers minimize the use of resources, such as packaging....
New Build or a Renovation - Which is Greener?
New Build or a Renovation - Which is Greener?
New build or renovation - which is greener? Here we look at a range of factors that need to be taken into account before the decision is made....
Reducing Air Pollution
Reducing Air Pollution
Air pollution, its environmental and health problems and how these impacts are addressed through government legislation and personal action....
Reducing and Managing Waste
Reducing and Managing Waste
Different types of construction waste, and how to manage these waste streams for environmental and economic benefit....
Straw Bale Building: Case Study, Howden
Straw Bale Building: Case Study, Howden
Straw bale construction is becoming increasingly popular and if done properly is a good 'green' method of construction. Don't take our work for it though, find out how…...
What is a Green Building?
What is a Green Building?
This article describes green buildings and the key elements that are considered in their design and construction....
What is Green Architecture ?
What is Green Architecture ?
This article explains what green architecture is, and how clients could work with a green architect in planning and designing a building....
Why You Should Use 'Green' Paint
Why You Should Use 'Green' Paint
Choosing one of the latest non-toxic paints or finishes avoids both solvents and ozone-damaging VOCs so they are a much healthier option for the environment - and your…...
Working with a Green Architect
Working with a Green Architect
This article explains what a green architect does, and offers suggestions on how to work with one on a green building design....
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