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Sheep all standing together, looking the same way - not challenging the status quo.

Education providers at all levels have a duty to...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

02 March 2017 / 0 Comment(s)

Designing for better indoor air quality

People around the world spend increasing amounts...

Emily Walport

Emily Walport

07 July 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

It’s time to plan for water safety in all buildings

Modern buildings comprise increasingly complex...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

27 June 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

US Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine. Credit: Paul Warchol Photography

Sustainability became a key built environment...

Fiona Cousins

Fiona Cousins

25 February 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

The Bullitt Center with solar PV roof in Seattle. © Creative Commons. Credit: Brad Kahn

For many years, sustainability in the built...

Martin Brown

Martin Brown

22 February 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Pipes background - illustration

Design engineers often get very excited about...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

19 November 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Ben Gurion International Airport, Airside Terminal. Credit: Alan Karchmer

In countries including the UK, America and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

20 July 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Louvres on the the PeopleBuilding in Hemel Hempstead, UK. Credit: Chris Gascoigne

It seems the easiest way to achieve an optimum...

Jacob Knight

Jacob Knight

23 April 2015 / 12 Comment(s)

'Walkie Talkie' building on the right of London skyline

It’s not a good day when your building is...

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

19 February 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

The Water Cube at the Beijing Olympic park by night

Freed from an obsession with standardisation for...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

19 January 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Makati City, Manila, the Philippines

My colleague Jack Pappin recently pointed out...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

01 September 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Pantheon Oculus

If we want to make the most of daylight in our...

Solmaz Esmailzadeh

Solmaz Esmailzadeh

14 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Talking heads.

To make sustainability meaningful, I think it...

Gerard Healey

Gerard Healey

03 July 2014 / 11 Comment(s)

Construction view of cranes in Hong Kong.

Buildings often use much more material than is...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

25 June 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

San Francisco.

If San Francisco were to experience a repeat of...

Ibrahim Almufti

Ibrahim Almufti

15 April 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Spell of the vertebra

Whole life-cycle carbon assessment must become...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

27 March 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

It is fashionable these days – in the UK at least – to rubbish green building standards and moan that LEED and BREEAM® are stifling good design. But is all the carping an indication that environmental sustainability is finally...

Mel Allwood

Mel Allwood

20 November 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

A digital display screen mounted on the outside of the CIC Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong, shows energy generated and consumed by the building as well as the building's carbon footprint. Credit and copyright Arup.

When it comes to cutting carbon, current...

Chris Twinn

Chris Twinn

02 July 2013 / 11 Comment(s)