The Citrus Building in Bournemouth, which Terence O'Rourke provided the design, architecture and planning consultancy for in association with Morgan Sindall Construction has won a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) South West Building Excellence Award. Bournemouth Council Building Control nominated the curved, mixed-use development which was led by the Bournemouth Development
The Eco-Home Design Guide is the fantastic new book from Christopher Day. Designing an eco home is about working with your house’s place and situation, not about relying on intrusive technology and hi-tech materials. Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, common-sense
Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All of the products, which have been independently tested and certified with reference to their energy-relevant qualities, are listed together with relevant technical information; triple-glazed windows
The UK green building movement – from architects and builders to specifiers and planners – can now benefit from an expanded range of responsibly-sourced timber and forest products eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently issued an Alternative Compliance Path (ACP).
Thanks to a range of ground-breaking sustainable features and prominent partnerships with leading research and development teams, a hamlet of properties set on generous plots overlooking the rolling Cumbrian countryside will have SAP ratings of between 92% and 98% and have been described by an SAP Surveyor as ‘one of