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Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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House of Bamboo

Laura Sevier

1st April, 2007

It’s used for kitchen wares, flooring, furniture and textiles. It’s natural, fast-growing and versatile. Is bamboo the green gold of furnishing materials? more...
Investigations

A green building debate

Mark Hoare and Bill Dunster

1st June, 2009

Two views on form and function in the green building debate that must be sensitive to the local environment and responsive to the local character, cultural diversity and ecology of its place without diluting its uniqueness.

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Homes for change

Homes for climate change

Susan Roaf

1st June, 2009

Building a more sustainable future is vital if our societies are to survive in a post-fossil-fuel future – but, argues Susan Roaf, the way we build must itself first change more...
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Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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Waste not, want not

News

8th June, 2007

What is waste? In the natural world, the answer is nothing. In human society, the answer is whatever happens to be classified as waste. more...
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Government fails to meet its own building standards targets

News

20th April, 2007

The government is failing to meet targets for reducing energy and resource consumption in its own buildings, an embarassing report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed. more...
Investigations

Road rage

Paul Kingsnorth

1st March, 2007

Unnoticed by most of the media, New Labour has embarked on a roadbuilding scheme just as large as the one the Tories bragged was ‘the biggest since the Romans’. All over the UK, however, ordinary people have noticed, and everyone – from doctors and teachers, to old-style road protestors – are once again saying: enough is enough. Paul Kingsnorth reports more...
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Green Construction or Pyramids of Waste

news

28th February, 2007

36 of the UK's leading construction companies, including British Land, Land Lease, HBOS and Barratt Homes, have launched a UK Green Building Council that will aim for "zero carbon, zero water and zero waste", according to its chairman Peter Rogers.
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