Will Kirkman, co-owner and managing director of EcoMerchant, reflects on how green focused building professionals involved in high standard builds, (self, custom or private) can influence how national builders merchants define sustainability.
Dan Weisselberg | The Green Register
Dan Weisselberg, The Green Register's Business Development and Outreach Manager shares his views on the broad role Passivhaus can play in our broken housing market.
Chris Hocknell | Eight Associates
Chris Hocknell, Eight associates’ Technical Director shares his views on how to evaluate and improve the quality of energy strategies at planning. Eight Associates are members of The Green Register.
Brian Murphy | Green Building Encyclopaedia
A recent announcement anticipated temperatures of 48 degrees C in London in 2050, 14 degrees higher than the Midlands peak of 34 degrees C in July 2016. Urban climate specialists argue that building façade design needs to respond to alleviate the consequences of future high temperatures.
Bronwen Thomas | Associate, Pollard Thomas Edwards
A window to another world… airtightness, wet stone, fancy sticky tape and ‘breathing’ walls. How we can reduce energy use, but through two very different methods, but with the same concern for moisture within the wall.
We live on a finite planet, resources are limited, most stuff is running out etc. The good news is that there are resources that rely on the sun in one way or another, that are getting constantly renewed, i.e. renewables. These are solar, wind, hydro and biomass (or woodfuel). But biomass is not quite a 'renewable' as we've assumed even without the issue of using arable land to feed power stations instead of people.
Thomas Vazakas | RPS Group
In 2008, Parliament introduced the Climate Change Act. The Act, which is independent from European Union (EU) legislation, established a legally binding target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. The recent vote to leave the EU does not change this commitment.