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Although lockdown has been stressful at times, one silver lining has been the positive impact quarantine measures have had on the environment. Photos have shown the increase in visibility thanks to a drop in air pollution, the levels of harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide have fallen in cities across the UK, and wildlife has been seen exploring urban areas that are now much quieter.
As lockdown continues to ease across the UK, our team at TGR have been thinking about the different environmentally-friendly aspects of quarantine that we can continue to practice. Some of the pledges we have made are:
• Walking or cycling as much as possible
• Having local…
A new job has opened up at one of our members- Haworth Tompkins - in London.
Haworth and Tompkins has a strong reputation for work in the cultural, urban regeneration, educational and residential sectors. The team puts enormous effort into understanding a building’s context and the needs of its users, a process which often yields original or unconventional solutions.
The studio’s projects include: the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art. They are looking for an experienced candidate to continue to develop and lead the practice’s sustainability and regenerative design strategy. The…
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Stephen Edwards| Catalyst Housing
Stephen Edwards sustainability manager of Catalyst Housing summarises a recent Green Register site visit.
Catalyst are one of the UK’s leading housing associations and Green Register members. They are a member of the G15 group and provide a wide range of affordable housing with over 21,000 homes in London and the South East. In May 2018, Catalyst Housing’s Sustainability Team invited colleagues from the Property and…
Jonathan Atkinson | Carbon Coop
Jonathan Atkinson, Project Manager of The Carbon Coop based in Manchester, argues that community lead whole house retrofit can be achieved at quality and reasonable cost and so should inform government strategy and policy
Just about everybody agrees that the UK is not building enough new homes. There have been a number of legislative attempts to up the numbers, but with government finances likely to remain stretched,…
John Palmer| Enhabit Ltd
John Palmer MD of low-energy buildings consultancy, Enhabit Ltd, summarises The Good Homes Alliance's recent Alternative Housing Model Seminar.
Just about everybody agrees that the UK is not building enough new homes. There have been a number of legislative attempts to up the numbers, but with government finances likely to remain stretched, perhaps now is the time for some radical alternative options
Mike Andrews | Energy Saving Experts
Mike Andrews, Director and founder of The Energy Saving Experts, comments on The Green Register's recent Indoor Air Quality event.
I recently attended The Green Register’s training day ‘Indoor Air Quality, Air Tightness and Ventilation’, and like many of their courses I have attended over the years, I found it an extremely interesting and enjoyable day. My main business is providing Part L calculations, so why…
Will Kirkman | EcoMerchant
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.
One of the criticisms in the government’s “…
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.
Energy strategies require careful evaluation at planning. An effective energy statement provides a roadmap for those working on the strategy post-planning approval – ultimately dictating the building’s energy…