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
Research finds Part L regulations, due in next week, will result in buildings prone to overheating.
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.
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.
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.
Building magazine takes a look back at some of the biggest fallouts to hit its pages.
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.
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.
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.
The Carbon study of SCP on the Constellation airport proposal as the solution to London’s airport capacity crisis is mentioned on ‘London airports: Battle of Britain’ article on Building magazine.
Hopkins’ WWF- UK headquarters is not only an outstanding energy-efficient design, it achieved a remarkable 42 per cent cut in embodied carbon after Stage C.
A new hub airport in the Thames estuary, backed by Foster + Partners and the mayor of London, would produce almost two-thirds more carbon emissions over its lifetime than the option of expanding Gatwick and Stansted, an analysis claims.