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An uncompromising approach to sustainability


In the face of mounting sustainability fatigue, leading practitioners are shifting the debate to ‘beyond green’ and ‘invisible architecture’

Air polution in London map - Camden Friends of the Earth

'Londoners are being poisoned by the policies of their leaders'


Hattie Hartman reports from Open-City’s third annual debate which put air pollution squarely on the mayoral electoral agenda


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