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Retrofitting in Room-in-Roof Settings

Submitted by CathHassell on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:50

Piers Sadler | Piers Sadler Consulting 

The risks associated with retrofitting solid wall insulation are well known amongst ‘green’ building professionals and practitioners. These risks include risks to built heritage, interstitial condensation, poor indoor air quality, mould and under-performance of the insulation.

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?

Has the Sergeant Pepper of legislation already been passed?

Submitted by CathHassell on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:12

Rob Borruso

Two things have been vexing me quite a lot recently. Firstly, the resistance to actually getting things done caused by all the legislation I (we) have to deal with these days. And, secondly, ever since the radio broke in my digger, which of 300+ albums stored on my phone to play next.

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.