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AJ housing survey: post-occupancy not on architects' radar

Only three per cent of architects carry out post-occupation evaluations (POE) on all their housing projects, according to a new AJ poll

Tate Harmer

Jerry Tate Architects renames as Tate Harmer

Eco-practice Jerry Tate Architects has renamed as Tate Harmer to recognise the work of partner Rory Harmer


Government plans to scrap DECs ‘beggars belief’, says UK-GBC

The UK Green Building Council has slammed government plans to scrap energy ratings for public buildings

Green Deal

Experts fear new eco-legislation will mean offices lie empty

Experts have raised concern that new legislation making it illegal to rent out inefficient buildings could lead to properties being left empty

Green Deal

Approved: ‘groundbreaking’ rules to ban rental of inefficient buildings

The government has confirmed it will become illegal to rent out energy inefficient buildings from April 2018

Carl Turner Architects - floating house

Free to download: Carl Turner puts plans for floating home on website

Brixton-based practice Carl Turner Architects has made blueprints for a floating home available for free via an open-source architecture website

Football for Hope, Cameroon

Profession shocked as Architecture for Humanity shuts

The humanitarian organisation Architecture for Humanity has shut its doors but local chapters have vowed to carry on its work

Julie Hirigoyen, UK-GBC

UK-GBC appoints new chief exec

Julie Hirigoyen is set to replace Paul King as the chief executive of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC)

Rick Mather Chester Balmore

Video: a look at Rick Mather Architects’ latest Passivhaus scheme Video

Watch this video of Rick Mather Architects’ recently completed this £12 million Passivhaus residential scheme in Camden, North London

Garden Bridge

Wildlife charity says ‘Garden Bridge falls short for wildlife’

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has withdrawn its backing for Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge over the Thames


Google Project Loon

FootprintWire 18.06.13

Today’s green news: Google launches Project Loon