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