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Green infrastructure

UK-GBC calls for more green infrastructure in the built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, streets trees and woodlands in every scheme

Video: Putting together Bystrup’s T-pylon Video

Watch Bystrup’s RIBA competition-winning pylon design being manufactured in the UK

Ken Shuttleworth talking at CIBSE event

Shuttleworth attacks 'arrogant' and 'egotistical' architects

A controversial speech given by Ken Shuttleworth to an audience of engineers has been criticised by FCBS boss Keith Bradley

George Ferguson tree planting in Avonmouth

Bristol Mayor launches tree-planting drive

Bristol has become the first city in the world to adopt the One Tree Per Child initiative after Mayor George Ferguson approved the plans to plant 36,000 saplings

Chance de Silva and Mike Nightingale\'s \'E-Lo Vale\' homes

Chance de Silva reveals plans for 'eco-homes cluster'

London-based practice Chance de Silva and Mike Nightingale of Nightingale Architects have teamed up to build a cluster of eco-homes in south east London


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


Google Project Loon

FootprintWire 18.06.13

Today’s green news: Google launches Project Loon