March 2018 ecobuild, London CIBSE & UKCIP are proud to present the third annual GI design challenge! Supported by ecobuild, this challenge highlighted the role of building-level green infrastructure, such as green roofs, living walls, indoor farms and gardens in creating sustainable indoor and outdoor environments. The competition asked for designs of buildings (existing or … Continue reading Green infrastructure design challenge 2018
There are two big issues facing our cities; the global population is booming, and more people are living longer. Both of these impact greatly on our cities and cannot be ignored if we are to ensure a sustainable urban environment. According to the United Nations, these demographic trends will be among the “most significant” social … Continue reading Are you interested in improved health and wellbeing for our ageing society?
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
12 April, 2017 London Partners: Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health & BRE Our event brought together 62 professionals from across the research, industry, policy and third sector communities to think about and inform future action on solutions for reducing exposure to air pollution when indoors. Delegates considered: what solutions … Continue reading Better homes, better air, better health
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.
University of Reading researchers are developing new methods to improve the assessment of risk from contaminated industrial sites, opening new possibilities for low carbon, brownfield redevelopment.
When a sustainable building is created, it is not necessarily operated sustainably – Jo Harris how best to help facilities managers remedy the situation.
Cities are byzantine places, from the vast metropolises of London, New York, and Paris, to the ‘most liveable’ of Melbourne or Vienna. They bring together dense and diverse collections of people, buildings, streets, transport, wealth, poverty, entertainment, work and lifestyles. But two big challenges face our cities: the growing trend to urbanisation and the fact … Continue reading Ageing & mobility in the built environment… stakeholders, have your say!
Prof Geoff Levermore considers what we need to know and what’s next for tools to help designers create climate resilient cities.
Doug McNab from the Southwark planning department reflects on what he learnt at our urban microclimate event – and highlights the value of bringing researchers and practitioners together.