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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

CREDIT Vereniging De Stroomversnelling_Energiespring Melick Parallelweg 9

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


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’

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

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