Selling the Energy Saving Message Ikea has teamed with renewable energy firm Solarcentury to sell PV panels and storage batteries. The products can complement existing solar panels or deliver a new system. IKEA aims to “make it easier for homeowners to save on their electricity bills”.
70% ‘Unaffordable’ In its latest Green Belt Under Siege report, CPRE – The Campaign to Protect Rural England – reveals that 70% of houses planned for the Green Belt will be unaffordable to those who need them.
Homeowners want PV+ New UK research found considerable interest in the benefits of solar and storage from Britain’s homeowners. In fact almost half of them would like to see both installed in their homes by 2020.
Fundamental Question Karen Fugle, of SleepingGiant Consulting and the University of Chester, runs Executive Coaching for Architects and Designers as well as being a Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials. Seeking material for an article she recently asked 67,000 members of Linkedin’s RIBA group for their views on a fundamental question “What […]
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What is the ‘Circular’ Economy? Conventional / current economics is linear. Materials are grown or extracted, made into goods, used and disposed of. A ‘circular’ economy looks for resources and materials that can be recovered, re-used and kept in circulation for as long as possible. It’s not a new concept, but is becoming increasingly popular […]
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Australian “Education City” – A showcase for modern, sustainable living With expansive parks, shaded boulevards, green plazas, blue sky spaces, waterways and lakes, the project embodies the 20-minute neighbourhood philosophy where everything is a comfortable stroll away from home, encouraging and enabling a healthy and active lifestyle for residents.
Highly Acclaimed Massive Open On-line Course The newly launched CIOB Academy notched up an industry first when it launched its’ massive open online course (MOOC) on ethics and compliance. Tailor made for construction professionals, the free 5 week interactive course ran for 5 weeks from the end of January and was open to anyone working […]
Electric Walls – NOT roof Three Swiss Universities, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Fribourg School of Engineering and Architecture, and the Geneva School of Art and Design, have joined with private firms and Swiss government agencies to prove that a house can use solar panels on its façade, rather than its roof, […]
RICS draft Professional Statement Backed by the UK Green Building Council, the RICS consultation on its draft Professional Statement ‘Whole life carbon measurement: implementation in the built environment’, closed on 31st. May. It gives the industry a new standardised approach to Whole Life Carbon (WLC) assessments. The consultation is open until the end of May. […]