How do green buildings impact your health?

How do green buildings impact your health?

How do green buildings impact your thinking, sleep quality and health? You can soon find out for yourself. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University are recruiting 100 office buildings from around the world to be part of a new, first-of-its-kind study to

Low Carbon Construction Strategy Launched

Low Carbon Construction Strategy Launched

A ground-breaking Affordable Housing Strategy was launched on 16th October 2017 at the Ageas Hilton Media Centre near Southampton, by an innovative UK-based housing developer, accompanied by over 20 of its 50+ committed supply partners. The strategy challenges local authorities and government by demonstrating how the complex barriers to affordable,

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

In an idyllic location in West Wales, a house is being built. However, this is no ordinary house. In what is believed to be a world first, its walls are being built out of Miscanthus bales.   A collaborative project by the University of Aberystwyth, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and

Will the city of the future be sustainable?

Will the city of the future be sustainable?

The sci-fi vision of 'the city of the future' with sleek skyscrapers and flying cars has started to give way to a more plausible, human, practical, and 'green' vision known as the 'smart city'. Whilst smart city visions differ, at their heart is the notion that in the coming decades,

Hackney lead the way on timber building

Hackney lead the way on timber building

Hackney Council, the first local authority in England to actively promote timber construction in its planning policy has recently been showcasing its achievements in the field and are also offering guided tours of the latest in a long line of successful timber builds in the borough.   In 2012 the Council hosted