Carbon emissions

Does office refurbishment neglect sustainability in the drive to maximise profit?

Submitted by CathHassell on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 01:00

Cora Kwiatkowski | Senior Associate | Stride Treglown

The reuse and refurbishment of existing buildings with their embodied carbon is intrinsically sustainable, provided that they can operate effectively and efficiently and that they are located in a sustainable location. But are all buildings really suitable for refurbishment and how can a balance between sustainability and return be struck?

Sustainable Construction - 2000 to date – are we there yet?

Submitted by CathHassell on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

Lucy Pedler | The Green Register

I recently made a presentation to a room full of architects for the RIBA South West in Exeter. Having been given free reign about what to present, I chose to take a look at what progress we have, or have not, made since the turn of the century.