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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) building has proved that existing buildings and indeed listed buildings, can become green. Image source According to heraldscotland.com, lead architect on the project, Calum Duncan, explained there is a lot to learn from the £10.5 million project. “Compared to the standard demolish-and-new-build ‘sustainability’ model, the ECCI building represents […]

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[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

A home that is powered only by the sun has been named as one of Britain’s greenest. The house, located in Great Glen, Leicestershire, was included on the list, which was put together by theguardian.com. Green features of the building include a sedum-covered roof, which features photovoltaic and thermal solar panels as well as triple-glazing. […]

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[28 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi has received an award for its sustainable design and overall excellence as a green building. According to abudhabicityguide.com, the museum is being developed by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) and Dr Nathalie Staelens, head of environmental services, expressed her joy at receiving the award. “We are delighted […]

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

A sustainable office building in Manchester has been awarded the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Project of the Year accolade. According to propertywire.com, the One Angel Square beat 600 other projects to the top prize. The building comprises the biggest commercial office space in Manchester and serves as the headquarters for the Co-operative Group. […]

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

A national database of advice for green building projects could be created by the government. Business secretary Vince Cable was urged to help create such an archive during a meeting with several regional figureheads in the construction industry. Discovering a set of best practices for sustainable building The group of experts met with Cable shortly […]

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[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Green building experts have gathered in Qatar to discuss the current effectiveness of building sustainability assessment systems. The state’s construction industry sustainability experts were gathered together by the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) for the talks. Image source via Bob Ramsak / piran café Building Sustainability Assessment Systems: Do they really affect change? The seminar […]

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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The government has finalised changes to Part L of the UK’s building regulations, ensuring that new buildings will have to be more energy efficient than those constructed in the past. Under the new regulations, the maximum amount of CO2 emissions allowed by structures has been cut by nine per cent for commercial properties and by […]

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[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Kevin McCloud, presenter of housing reality programme, Grand Designs, has launched a competition to get people to come up with ideas for a £50,000 self-build home. According to bdonline.co.uk, anyone – from architects to amateurs – is allowed to enter into the competition. The design must be of a two bedroom house, which is self-build […]

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[4 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten sustainable buildings of 2013. The honours, which are in their 17th year, come as part of the COTE Top Ten Green Projects programme. The list aims to recognise “sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and […]

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[3 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

An Argentinian housing model could be the key to solving the housing problem in the UK. Britishcouncil.org reports that the model may inspire architects in the UK to look at new building methods. Fideicomiso is the housing model that has been popular in Argentina and an event at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) evaluated […]