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.
We cannot ignore the impact of airports on the UK’s carbon reduction targets. A new elephant in the room has been exposed by the relatively niche activity of whole-life carbon analysis of construction projects.
Hattie Hartman investigates a clever way of quantifying a building’s total carbon use. Looks at the refurbishment of a mixed-use building in London by Sturgis Associates that employed the carbon profiling technique.
British Council for Offices questions sustainable credentials of on-site renewables.
A new report has blamed ‘contradictory’ government policy for office developers installing ‘very inefficient and badly performing’, small-scale renewable energy generators.
Renewable technologies are failing to be cost effective, resulting in developers and taxpayers being left significantly out of pocket, according to a report.
At the World Wildlife Fund’s new HQ in Surrey, Willmott Dixon has taken sustainable construction to new levels of rigour, forensically tracking the carbon content of every single element, and even building an FSC-certified workshop on site. The whole-life carbon assessment and mitigation process was handled by SCP.
Exclusive whole life carbon research shows extra cost is not offset by emissions reductions.