Technical spec & launch This event, part of Green Sky Thinking Week, will feature talks by leading experts, presentations from shortlisted design teams and announcement of the winning and highly commended entries. We’re looking for designs for office buildings (existing or in planning) that demonstrate how both indoor and outdoor green infrastructure can contribute to … Continue reading GI design challenge launch
Focusing on adaptation to climate change in the built environment, the secondment aims to enhance the uptake, utility and value of existing simulation models at the building-, suburban- and city-scale by building on existing EPSRC-funded research.
May 2017 Build Studios, London We’re delighted to once again work in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to coordinate the 2017 design challenge on the use of green infrastructure as a building service. The competition asked for designs for office buildings (existing or in planning) that demonstrate how both indoor … Continue reading Green infrastructure design challenge
September 2012 These observations on the outcomes and the value of this project are provided from the viewpoint of a construction professional and an industry participant by John Easton of SUSTaim Limited. This report is intended to identify the beneficial impacts obtained through participation in the project, gathered from input at key stages in the … Continue reading SUSTaim’s perspective of Low Carbon Futures
January 2011 A stakeholder view from AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services. The SCORCHIO project is developing tools that use the latest forecasts from the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) to help planners, designers, engineers and users to adapt urban areas to the additional heat burdens anticipated with climate change. … Continue reading AECOM’s perspective of SCORCHIO
With over 80% of the UK population now living in urban areas and an ever increasing number of people choosing to live in towns and cities, the planning of future cities is important to ensure sustained economic growth and improved quality of life. Integration across urban buildings and services is increasingly recognised as a way … Continue reading Adaptive places
Researchers at Loughborough University have found that a large proportion of English homes are at risk of overheating even during a cool summer. Houses built after 1990, flats and those in London are particularly at risk.
Poor indoor air quality can have serious health impacts, particularly for people who have respiratory related health conditions – recent research finds low-income households are more likely to suffer.
The Street mobility project is developing a suite of tools to measure community severance.
Exploring how places can be designed collaboratively to make pedestrian mobility easy, enjoyable and meaningful for older people.