Winner of the Concept House '99 competition to reinvent the spec-built terraced home as a mass-produced environment-friendly prototype will win £15,000. The judges include Simon Allford, Cedric Price, Tim Macfarlane and aj editor Paul Finch. Deadline 29 September, contact riba Competitions Office on 0113 234 1335.
More government action is needed to achieve greener offices, according to a new report 'Development Alternatives: Environmental Innovation and the Property Business'. Promotion campaigns have little impact, sustainability notions are too vague, best-practice guides are often ignored, and design should more closely match human needs, said author Simon Guy at Newcastle University Urban Technology Centre, tel 0191 222 5408