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Green Sky Thinking launch 2014

Open City’s Green Sky Thinking week launches


Open City’s Green Sky Thinking, a London-wide programme of more than 50 seminars on sustainable design, launched today (23 April) at City Hall

ODonnell Tuomey LSE

Book your place now: Delivering green design


Sarah Wigglesworth, Sheppard Robson’s Alan Shingler, and Yeoryia Manolopoulou of AY Architects will debate what it takes to deliver a sustainable building as part of the AJ’s Green Sky Thinking event


A home from home: Maggie’s West London revisited

By Amanda Birch

Footprint revisit: Maggie’s West London excels at providing comfort and sanctuary, writes Amanda Birch. Photography by Ben Blossom


Retrofit Awards call for entry


The AJ has launched its annual Retrofit Awards, championing the best in the creative re-use of buildings and construction

In construction: Architype's Coed y Brenin visitor centre Video


The construction of Architype’s recently completed £1.24m Coed y Brenin visitor centre

Hawkes Architecture perspective

Hawkes wins planning for another PPS7 Passivhaus


Hawkes Architecture has won the green-light for this £750,000 ‘county house clause’ scheme in the Kent countryside

Mind the Gap

Book now for this year's Green Sky Thinking week


Booking has now opened for this year’s Green Sky Thinking week running from 28 April to 2 May

Cullinan RMC HQ

C20 Society backs calls to list Cullinan-designed office


The Twentieth Century Society has backed Ted Cullinan’s campaign to list one of his award-winning projects in a bid to stop it from being demolished

Cullinan RMC HQ

Cullinan-designed office faces demolition


Ted Cullinan has attempted to stop the demolition of one his RIBA award-winning projects by applying to get it listed

Mae Hawkins\Brown Agar Grove updated

Mae and Hawkins\Brown win go-ahead for Agar Grove Estate regen


Mae and Hawkins\Brown has won planning for the £97million overhaul of the 1960s Agar Estate in Camden

Pop-up Passivhaus

Multipod Studios reveals prototype ‘pop-up’ Passivhaus Video


[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Marseille-based Multipod Studios has constructed a 150m2 Passivhaus which can be assembled ‘like Lego’

Carbon emissions

Effects of climate change can already be seen, says IPCC report


The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released new claims that the world is ‘ill-prepared’ for the risks of climate change

Green Deal

UK-GBC calls on government to ‘throw a lifeline’ to failing Green Deal


The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on the government to help save the troubled Green Deal programme

Rivington Street Studio Passivhaus school

Rivington Street Studios starts Passivhaus school extension


London-based Rivington Street Studio has started work on a Passivhaus extension to a primary school in Tower Hamlets

Gillespie Yunnie

Gillespie Yunnie wins AJ Small Projects 2014 Sustainability Award


A staircase at Royal William Yard in Plymouth has been crowned the most sustainable scheme in this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards

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To date, worldwide, the company has recycled over 11.5 million m² of old ceiling material - that’s more than 40,000 tonnes of construction waste that’s been diverted from landfill.

In January 2013, Armstrong pledged to recycle non-Armstrong ceiling tiles, enabling contractors in the UK to make even more substantial savings on waste disposal costs.