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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.

Daylight can help us to live more healthily

Submitted by Sally on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Cora Kwiatkowski | Stride Treglown

Architects are continuously on the look-out for the better insulation, the paint with no solvents, the more sustainable timber systems, and the new state of the art material. But natural light? We don't give it the special attention it deserves, although it is a very special building material, is readily available, not owned by individuals or countries - and it is free.