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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

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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'

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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

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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'

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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 TREExOFFICE

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

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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

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

Tate Harmer TREExOFFICE

Tate Harmer builds pop-up office in Hoxton Square

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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

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

Bartlett demolition

Bartlett demolition phase completes

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Work has completed on the demolition phase of Hawkins\Brown’s £23 million revamp of the Bartlett School of Architecture

Farrells ecohouse

Farrells wins planning for ‘country house’ clause eco-home

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Farrells has successfully relied on the ‘country house’ clause to win planning for a new eco-house in rural Goudhurst, Kent

Studio Octopi\'s Thames Baths near City Hall

Studio Octopi exceeds Thames Baths' crowdfunding target

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Studio Octopi has exceeded its £125,000 crowdfunding target for its proposed Thames Baths floating lido

Ditchingham Passivhaus by Parsons and Whittley

Norwich launches hunt for Passivhaus partners

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Norwich City Council is hunting for teams to form a Passivhaus housing construction framework ‘Fabric First’ framework

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