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Wizards of Oz: how they tackle the performance gap down under

By Owen Pritchard

A pan-industry group is embarking on a feasibility study to emulate an Australian rating system that delivers the energy performance supplied in client briefs


Allies and Morrison's 'pioneering' King's Cross cooling pod approved

By Michaila Hancock

AJ120 practice Allies and Morrison has won planning for a ‘pioneering’ railside plant will supply energy via trigeneration to several buildings in King’s Cross development

The Whitworth by MUMA

RIBA Stirling Prize 2015: Which is the greenest of them all?


Sustainability editor Hattie Hartman take a look at the environmental credentials of the buildings on this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist

Jason McLennan

Jason McLennan to make UK debut at 'net-positive' design debate


In his first UK appearance, architect and author Jason McLennan, CEO and founder of the Pacific northwest’s International Living Future Institute, will speak on net-positive and restorative environmental design

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Can Dutch deal succeed where the Green Deal failed?

By Daniel Kemp

The Green Deal may have failed, but a new mass retrofit initiative is making its way to the UK from the Netherlands where it has already seen success.

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

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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.