This is a guest post by Mark Wilson. I’d be interested in your views – Su Take a step back for a moment and have a look at the Green Deal. Its every fibre is laudable, and intentions totally honourable. We, that is absolutely everyone (there are no exceptions) must reduce the amount of energy […]
Looking around for some more information about the Green Deal, I stumbled upon this process map that has been produced by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. It was published on their website on 10th February 2012. You can download a pdf full size copy by clicking on this pdf image: [download id=”21″ format=”2″] […]
On 20th October I’ll be live tweeting/live blogging the Workplace Trends conference from the Royal College of Physicians in London. The Workplace Trends conference is dedicated to up and coming ideas about workplace design and operation, and the event has some great speakers including Michael Pawlyn who will speak about Biomimicry in sustainable design, and […]
Yesterday I was in London for some meetings (more about them another time) and I was able to go along to an event organised by Bernie Mitchell in the evening at which Don Ward, CEO of Constructing Excellence, gave a talk entitled ‘Never Waste a Good Crisis’ – a great slogan borrowed from the Obama […]
We keep coming back to the same problem. At the AEC Network meeting on Wednesday one of the great talks was on Sustainability and Facilities Management by Gordon Ludlow, an FM Consultant, non-exec Director of British Institute of Facilities Management and Chair of BIFM’s Sustainability Group. Facilities managers are in an unenviable position. On one […]
When I was studying to be an architect in 1990s Liverpool our design tutors gave us a project. We were to choose a method of generating renewable energy by the Mersey, and then design a ‘theme park’ ride that would be powered by this energy. Now it’s worth remembering that as a design project in […]
I love doing things online. I’m very practical about it; the main reason is that it allows me to spend time with my family instead of getting up at some godawful hour and eating a poor breakfast in a dank hotel with a load of suits. So any opportunity to network online is ok by […]
Last year one of Barefoot & Gilles Architects’ new buildings became the first in Suffolk to have a Gazelle Wind Turbine, to comply with Ipswich Borough Council’s new 10% Renewables Policy. The building is the New 30,000 sft Headquarters for MSC (UK) Ltd, the agents of the world’s second largest shipping line, Mediterranean Shipping Company. […]
For my talk on GreenGauge Homes this week, I tried to find a visualisation of the compulsory introduction of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which came into use in 2007, and the Ecohomes rating which it superseded. When I couldn\’t find one, I decided to make one myself.
Here it is:
What is your experience of dealing with the Code? Is it hard to find information? Are you using assessors to advise you, and are they helping? Lets share our experiences and suggestions.