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May: Light Switches

May was all about lights. First we did our research. Tomsguide has more than we ever wanted to know about light bulbs (pricing is US). 326 more words

Carbon Footprint

April: Gear and Habits

In April we researched more stuff. We feel nibbled to death by wee bits of information. It is vastly complex trying to sort out personal behavior and purchasing changes. 612 more words

Carbon Footprint

ZERO CARBON HOMES – BACK AGAIN OR JUST BACK ON THE AGENDA? Graham Suttill, Sustainable Buildings Assessor, Darren Evans Assessments

Yesterday during the Lords Report Stage of the Housing and Planning Bill, the House of Lords defeated the Government on the zero carbon homes amendment. The defeat – by 48 votes – could see the reintroduction of Zero Carbon Homes, the on-site carbon compliance standard, the Government, rather surprisingly, scrapped last July. 318 more words

Architecture of Smart Cities

“What is the city but the people”? Shakespeare asks in simpler times.

As rapid urbanization drives the creation of new cities, mayors and politicians are pushing the agenda of smart cities. 532 more words

Nish Kothari

Future Architecture ain't that Far-Fetched: Sustainable Design, Net Zero Carbon, Negative Carbon

Occasionally, we introduce and re-introduce sustainable design works. It is a little difficult for the editors and correspondents to overlap writings about arts or design onto environmental issues and animals that are at the brink of their extinction. 288 more words