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Galleria West Shopping Centre at night, Seoul

As a lighting designer I firmly believe that,...

Siegrid Siderius

Siegrid Siderius

17 July 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Construction view of cranes in Hong Kong.

Buildings often use much more material than is...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

25 June 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Molecules.

As scientists get closer to achieving nuclear...

Steve Cowley

Steve Cowley

19 June 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Pylon with power lines

If governments want us all to use energy more...

Richard Hatton

Richard Hatton

05 June 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the route to a...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Colliding particles abstract.

Small modular reactors aren’t a new concept...

Simon Barber

Simon Barber

31 March 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Image of a sub station.

Energy storage is vital for maximising the...

Steve Saunders

Steve Saunders

13 March 2014 / 13 Comment(s)

Doughnuts.

Surely it’s high time we gave our buildings...

Graham Dodd

Graham Dodd

06 March 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Why isn’t geothermal energy used more...

Michael Chendorain

Michael Chendorain

23 January 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Landfill site

One thing in the waste management industry is...

Allan Barton

Allan Barton

07 November 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

Ship entering a dock in the Panama Canal

I believe that infrastructure has the power to...

Bill Grose

Bill Grose

31 October 2013 / 8 Comment(s)

A workman lays insulation in an attic.  Source: iStock ref 17805737

Recently I spent my weekends, mental energy and...

Joan Ko

Joan Ko

01 August 2013 / 9 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)

Three bowls of porridge labelled 'Too hot', 'Too cold', 'Just right'. Source Fotolia ref 11154121.

How do you decide on the perfect energy source to...

Alan Thomson

Alan Thomson

24 April 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Large natural disasters severely damage power infrastructure and hundreds of minor storms regularly disrupt power networks around the world. As we face a future made less certain by the effects of climate change, I believe microgrids can help us...

Russell Carr

Russell Carr

20 March 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

Some people say that the UK can’t afford to be the first country to develop a low-carbon economy. I say that we can’t afford not to be. We must do what’s right and take the brave decision to lead the way. Much like the Shackleton...

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

01 February 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

The UK’s brave ambitions to complete its 80% reduction in total carbon dioxide emissions over the next 38 years will have major implications for the UK’s infrastructure networks. One of the main ways to reduce carbon emissions will be...

Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman

13 December 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

By taking advantage of increased efficiencies, developing on a precinct or neighbourhood scale creates smarter and more liveable communities than thinking on a building-by-building level. Realising the benefits of this approach requires a...

Joan Ko

Joan Ko

21 November 2012 / 16 Comment(s)

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Source fotolia.

Six of the ten largest US cities are located in...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

18 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

3D illustration / model of the carbon molecules in a sheet of graphene. Source Fotolia. © nobeastsofierce.

New materials and their associated applications...

Joe Sumners

Joe Sumners

04 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Engineers have a responsibility to work with companies developing solutions that will enable renewable energy percentages to rise beyond current limits.

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, concerns...

Rick Maddox

Rick Maddox

31 August 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Jumper cables attached to a car battery. Against a white background. Source iStock.

While writing a report for a client, I recently...

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

05 July 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Two men playing a board game outside.

Could our children be equally happy, or even...

Hannes Kunz

Hannes Kunz

17 May 2012 / 13 Comment(s)

What is the right scale for designing our future...

Michael Trousdell

Michael Trousdell

09 March 2012 / 0 Comment(s)