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Robert Sakula: 'Government has turned its back on zero carbon housing'

By Robert Sakula

By scrapping zero carbon homes the government is wasting the knowledge the industry has already gained, says Robert Sakula

Safdie Architects’ Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, currently on site

Green roofs are slowly gaining ground

By Peter Sheard

Green roof experts gathered in Istanbul recently to share best practice, Peter Sheard reports


Architects need to be energy fluent to get the best from engineers


Last week’s debate on energy literacy at Bristol’s Architecture Centre revealed conflicting views between academics and practitioners. Hattie Hartman reports


Savvy practices will benefit through academic partnerships


Last week’s SCHOSA conference highlighted the vast amount of research funding available to those who partner with universities or industry, says Hattie Hartman

Fionn Stevenson

School heads vote to embed building performance in architecture curricula

By Fionn Stevenson

The annual national Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) architectural education conference, held at the RIBA on 10 April, explored the timely theme of ‘Beyond Building Performance Evaluation’, writes Fionn Stevenson.

Sheppard Robson

Scaling back DECs will cost more in the long term

By Alan Shingler

Scaling back on the way we monitor the performance of buildings is short-sighted, says Alan Shingler


Glimpse tomorrow's London at this year's Green Sky Thinking Week


This year’s Green Sky Thinking programme is stronger than ever, says Hattie Hartman

The London skyline

Are London’s towers sustainable?

By Chris Twinn

Towers are difficult to justify environmentally, socially or economically, so why keep building them? asks Chris Twinn


Build bridges, not trumpet worn-out stereotypes


Shuttleworth is right to celebrate building services engineers, but why trash architects? asks Hattie Hartman


New certification system quantifies health and wellness credentials


The case for including green design credentials within new projects should give architects additional leverage with clients, writes Hattie Hartman