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Sandy Patience

  • Ten to watch


    The latest crop of green products can be easily integrated into a building’s fabric to solve common problems in innovative ways, writes Sandy Patience
  • Green products: Environmental Product Declaration


    EPDs contain data on the manufacture, use and disposal of materials, offering architects a transparent route through the greenwash, says Sandy Patience. Illustrations by Hanna Melin
  • Recycled surfaces


    [Sustainable products] Innovative technologies are helping manufacturers to turn waste into raw material, says Sandy Patience
  • Front Doors


    New materials and methods mean the front door is no longer just for coming and going, says Sandy Patience
  • Green roofs


    [Sustainable products] Easy to install and delivering real benefits, green roofs are more popular than ever, says Sandy Patience
  • Airtightness


    [Sustainable products] Revisions to Part L have caused a surge in products concerned with airtightness, says Sandy Patience
  • Sustainable external lighting


    Energy-efficient LEDs are still developing and checking warranties is vital, writes Sandy Patience
  • Water conservation


    [Sustainable products] Since last year the Building Regulations cover water efficiency. Sandy Patience looks at water-saving taps
  • Greenwash and how to spot it


    Sandy Patience explains how to test the green credentials of ‘sustainable’ products. Illustration by Jess Wilson
  • LED street lighting

    January 2011

    Reduced carbon emissions is just one of the advantages of using LED street lights, says Sandy Patience
  • Heat pumps


    Ignore manufacturer hype and choose simple, correctly sized heat pumps, says Sandy Patience 
  • Heat pumps

    September 2010

    [Sustainable products] Ignore manufacturer hype and choose simple, correctly sized heat pumps, says Sandy Patience
  • Concrete blocks and green alternatives

    July 2010

    Sandy Patience looks at products less harmful to the environment than traditional concrete blocks
  • Sustainability in Practice: Unfired Clay Products


    [SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE] This ancient material has plenty to offer the 21st-century designer, says Sandy Patience
  • Commercial carpet tiles

    March 2010

    [Sustainable products] With huge amounts of used carpets going to landfill, companies must commit to re-use, says Sandy Patience
  • LED downlights

    January 2010

    [Sustainable products] In a growing market that is yet to establish standards, stick with brands you trust, says Sandy Patience
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