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I would hazard there is a potential problem in your survey inasmuch as you don't properly define sustainability. Most schools will teach green technology to build in / add to building design. Sustainability is clearly far broader - and involves socio-economic, cultural factors before you even get to the building design. It need to be taught as well. Thankfully at Cardiff the tutor who runs third year makes it clear that some PVs, grey water recycling and ground source heat pump is for nothing if you are still living in an ivory tower - but it would be interesting if this is true across the UK. I kind of suspect a number of schools just focus on the technology, the easy win, rather than making students think more ethically and broadly about what we as architects can do - and its a lot more than just zero carbon.

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4 December, 2009

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