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25th February 2015

Can tall buildings ever be Sustainable?

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. Simon Sturgis of  SCP spoke at the Edge debate on 11th February in City Hall, London.

You can read the article here by following the link to bdonline.co.uk or open pdf with Simon’s Sturgis talk here.

17th February 2015

London EnerPHit rentals available soon

Sturgis Carbon Profiling has just completed three residential properties that achieve the EnerPHit Standard for Grosvenor.

You can read the article here by following the link to PassivHaus Trust.

6th June 2014

Whole-life sustainability of buildings – the power of being able to measure

Oliver Richards attended a master class from Simon Sturgis of SCP, which demonstrated the power of an architect being able to measure aspects of a building’s performance and thereby prove his worth. Thinking about the whole life cycle of a building can draw very different conclusions about how to design and what materials to use.

You can read the article here.

5th May 2014

Environmental Movement

An innovative natural ventilation strategy – featuring underground ducts and thermal cooling – enabled Atelier Ten to achieve a net zero-carbon headquarters building for WWF with minimal mechanical heating and cooling

You can read the article here by following the link to CIBSE Journal or open pdf here.

28th March 2014

New green building rules could ‘increase carbon emissions’

Research finds Part L regulations, due in next week, will result in buildings prone to overheating.

You can read the article here by following the link to Building.co.uk or open pdf here.

20th March 2014

Agenda 15: Green priorities

In the latest in the series on Building’s Agenda 15 campaign ahead of the next election, and fresh from the Ecobuild sustainability event, Building magazine reports on what the industry wants the government to do about green regulation. SCP: embodied carbon for eco-conscious clients.

You can read the article here by following the link to Building.co.uk or open pdf here.

3rd March 2014

Eight myths of Sustainability Revealed

Being on a quest for a low carbon industry, means watching out for wrong turns and dead ends. Eight examples have been spotted where theory doesn’t quite match the evidence.

You can read the article here by following the link to CIOB Magazine or open pdf here.

20th December 2013

The year of rethinking green design as good design

Retrofit, metrics, building performance, embodied carbon. These unglamorous subjects are the sustainable design currency of the moment, but good green design is so much more: 2013’s best green buildings prove that mastery of these issues can also yield beautiful architecture.

You can read the article here by following the link to Architects Journal or open pdf here.

20th December 2013

Building’s 2013 review of the year: Family feuds

Building magazine takes a look back at some of the biggest fallouts to hit its pages.

You can read the article here by following the link to Building.co.uk or open pdf here.

9th December 2013

Beauty and the beast

Building Critique: A beautiful timber diagrid roof encloses the World Wildlife Fund’s highly sustainable Living Planet Centre – but you have to vanquish an ugly car park and obstructions to the anticipated view before you get to it.

You can read the article here by following the link to RIBAJ or open pdf here.

6th December 2013

The Green Rethink: debating a more sustainable future

Green Rethink brought together some of the foremost architects engaged with green building to share their thoughts on energy and the environment. The AJ invited 33 speakers to address the 156 delegates to the inaugural Footprint Live conference: The Green Rethink, in association with Lafarge Tarmac.

You can read the article here by following the link to Architects Journal or open pdf here.

6th December 2013

Airport capacity: No easy option

Increasing airport capacity is vital but both the Estuary and the Constellation airport ideas come with drawbacks. According to SCP, Estuary option will produce higher carbon emissions.

You can read the article here by following the link to Building.co.uk or open pdf here.

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