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Sainsbury\'s Greenwich by Chetwoods Architects

Greenwich Council approves demolition of Stirling-shortlisted eco-store

Greenwich Council has approved plans to replace the 2000 Stirling Prize-shortlisted Sainsbury’s eco-store on the Greenwich Penisula with a huge new IKEA

Silvertown Docks by Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley

Revealed: winner of Royal Docks contest

Landscape architects Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley have been revealed as the winning team in the contest to reimagine London’s Royal Docks

Collingridge and Smith\'s Te Mirumiru children\'s centre

New Zealand children’s centre picks up top green rating

Collingridge and Smith Architects’ 572m² children’s centre has achieved New Zealand’s highest sustainability rating

Albert Island by BD Landscape Architects

Revealed: shortlist in contest to reimagine London’s Royal Docks

Arup and Gensler among 20-strong shortlist in London Royal Docks ideas competition

Nick Clegg

Profession casts doubt on Lib Dem's proposed retrofit policy

Architects have said the Lib Dems’ ambitious policy to retrofit all homes to the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard is ‘unachievable’


UK-GBC calls for ambitious European carbon target commitment

European members of the World Green Building Council have called on EU ministers to recognise the importance of legally binding carbon targets

Proposals for a segregated Cycle Superhighway on Stratford High Street

London to spend £300m overhauling ‘biggest and nastiest’ junctions

More than 30 of London’s ‘biggest and nastiest’ road junctions are set to be transformed as part of a £300 million programme to improve the capital’s roads for cyclists

Self-built Social Housing

Self-build set to boom after CIL tax is dropped

More than 3,000 mothballed self-build homes could re-start as a result of dropping the community infrastructure levy (CIL)

Green Deal measures graph

Green Deal still failing to make a dent in UK retrofit

The numbers of households installing measures through the government’s flagship Green Deal scheme has continued to fall


Architects: the solutions to flooding are both big and small in scale

From double basements and jacking up houses to large-scale planning, the act-now solutions to flood-risk Britain are about design integration


Google Project Loon

FootprintWire 18.06.13

Today’s green news: Google launches Project Loon


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