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It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes

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The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes

Nudge Group proposal for a market square

Bristol: Europe’s green capital

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Sustainable transport, district energy networks and housing retrofits complement grass-roots activity to underpin Bristol’s status as European Green Capital for 2015

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Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

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Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

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CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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Architects condemn government plan to relax energy rating demands

By Keith Cooper

Ministers’ plans to scrap energy ratings for public buildings have come under fire from the RIBA

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Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri Architetti

By Ellis Woodman

Dubbed the vertical forest, Stefano Boeri Architetti’s latest project in a Milan suburb should influence tower design in the decades to come, says Ellis Woodman

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The spread of vegetal facades

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Responding to concern over the loss of green space in cities, architects are exploring ways of making plant elements an integral part of their buildings

Video: BIG tests smoke ring blower for €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope Video

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This new video reveals how a new system will blow out ‘reminder’ smoke rings from BIG’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen

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DK-Architects completes £1.8m thatched office

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Liverpool-based DK-Architects has completed this £1.8 million thatched office in Merseyside

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Architects’ role is bigger than ever in green sky thinking

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Architects will host almost a third of the events at this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week (20-24 April)

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UK-GBC calls for more green infrastructure in the built environment

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, streets trees and woodlands in every scheme

Video: Putting together Bystrup’s T-pylon Video

By Michaila Hancock

Watch Bystrup’s RIBA competition-winning pylon design being manufactured in the UK

Ken Shuttleworth talking at CIBSE event

Shuttleworth attacks 'arrogant' and 'egotistical' architects

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A controversial speech given by Ken Shuttleworth to an audience of engineers has been criticised by FCBS boss Keith Bradley

George Ferguson tree planting in Avonmouth

Bristol Mayor launches tree-planting drive

By Tim Clark

Bristol has become the first city in the world to adopt the One Tree Per Child initiative after Mayor George Ferguson approved the plans to plant 36,000 saplings

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Footprint's pick of AJ Small Projects 2015

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Which of the 24 shortlisted schemes could be in the running for this year’s Small Projects Sustainability Award?

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