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.
Lucy Pedler is an architect with 25 years of professional experience and has particular expertise in the sustainable issues relevant to architecture. Lucy worked as a Product Specialist for five years where she researched the environmental impact of sustainable building materials and systems and advised architects and other professionals on the selection of building materials. In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco and created The Green Register of Construction Professionals in 2000, now a nationwide educational and networking organisation promoting sustainable building practices to all disciplines of the construction industry.