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  • Rako_IPAD

    Ten to watchSubscription

    Specification15 March, 2012

    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

  • Building_final_2_1_

    Green products: Environmental Product DeclarationSubscription

    Specification24 November, 2011

    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

  • Cosentino

    Recycled surfacesSubscription

    Specification28 July, 2011

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

  • Sika Sarnafil

    Green roofsSubscription

    Specification12 July, 2011

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

  • IG doors

    Front DoorsSubscription

    Specification12 July, 2011

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

  • Astro Fra

    AirtightnessSubscription

    Specification8 June, 2011

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

  • Bega LED light

    Sustainable external lightingSubscription

    News26 May, 2011

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

  • Ideal Standard

    Water conservationSubscription

    Specification22 April, 2011

    [Sustainable products] Since last year the Building Regulations cover water efficiency. Sandy Patience looks at water-saving taps

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    Greenwash and how to spot it Subscription

    Building24 February, 2011

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

  • Crossover LED

    LED street lightingSubscription

    Specification1 January, 2011

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

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