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BIG waste-to-energy power plant

Bjarke Ingels launches crowdfunding campaign for steam ring generator Video


BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has begun to crowdfund to realise his steam ring system for the practice’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen


Ash Sakula reveals prototype eco-housing scheme


Ash Sakula has completed this £600,000 zero carbon prototype housing scheme in Hampshire


Group Ginger reveals plans for Whitby offshore energy HQ


Emerging Leeds-based practice Group Ginger has been appointed to design a renewable energy centre at Endeavour Wharf in Whitby


Video: Original competition judges visit Bystrup's T-pylon Video

By Michaila Hancock

The judges, who selected the Bystrup-designed T-pylon as the winner of the 2011 RIBA-backed contest, have visited the new design in Nottinghamshire

Green Deal

Government axes Green Deal 'to protect taxpayers'

By Gavriel Hollander

The government has axed the Green Deal amid concerns about low take-up and ‘industry standards’

Architype UEA Enterprise Centre

Architype completes thatch-clad enterprise centre


Architype has completed this £11.6 million enterprise centre at the University of East Anglia

Jonathan Porritt

Porritt: 'architects are failing to tackle climate change'


Architects are failing to live up to their professional responsibility to tackle climate change, leading environmentalist Jonathan Porritt has said

Green Deal

Poor design puts occupants at risk of overheating

By Colin Marrs

Nine out of 10 hospitals and a fifth of homes suffer from design that puts occupants at risk of overheating, according to Lord Krebs, a member of the government’s climate change watchdog committee

Green Deal

Government must implement zero carbon homes standard, says Climate Change Committee

By Colin Marrs

The government must implement the zero carbon homes standard without further weakening in order to help the UK meet its climate change obligations, according to a new report by the Climate Change Committee

The Whitworth, Manchester by MUMA

Revealed: finalists for 2015 Retrofit Awards


The 89 schemes vying for the annual retrofit Oscars have been announced

Norman Foster

Foster tells minister: 'Robin Hood Gardens should be listed and recycled'


Norman Foster calls on government to consider the ‘sustainability factor’ of flattening and replacing Robin Hood Gardens when weighing up whether to list the 1972 estate


Tate Harmer takes wraps off pop-up office in Hoxton Square


Tate Harmer has completed this temporary co-working space in East London’s Hoxton Square

Juice Architects Swansea

Swansea’s £1bn tidal lagoon gets green-light


Plans for a £1 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea have been rubber-stamped by the government


Tate Harmer builds pop-up office in Hoxton Square


Recently renamed practice Tate Harmer is building a temporary co-working space wrapped around a tree in East London’s Hoxton Square

Green Deal

Architects press government to commit to zero carbon homes by 2016


Construction professionals including architects Rab Bennetts and Sunand Prasad have signed a letter calling on the government to commit to cut emissions from buildings

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Backed by over 150 years of successful operations, Armstrong Ceilings is a global leader in providing acoustic, design and environmental ceiling system solutions for interior environments.

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.