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.
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.
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
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.