Sustainability

The environmental impact and sustainability of new places and developments, including energy efficiency, carbon reduction and greening..

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Need to know: George Clarke launches housing innovation drive

Need to know: George Clarke launches housing innovation drive

The television architect has teamed up with a university in the north east to develop advanced skills for future housebuilding.

 

Review: Energy efficient city centre homes

Review: Energy efficient city centre homes

Norwich City Council's Goldsmith Street scheme aspires to Passivhaus principles while providing family homes at quite high density, finds Aimee Fowler.

Advice: Designing energy efficient housing

Advice: Designing energy efficient housing

Good design of energy efficient housing on large schemes starts with site layout and extends to the individual home, finds Ben Kochan.

Case study: Air rights housing

Case study: Air rights housing

The UK's inability to build enough homes is cause for innovative thinking. Josephine Smit finds out about a concept that taps into the potential of the surface car park.

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Advice: Providing for buses in city centres

Advice: Providing for buses in city centres

Bus services can be successfully integrated into town and city centres. Ben Kochan finds out how.

Need to know: Government backs offsite and garden villages

Need to know: Government backs offsite and garden villages

The new year has started with government announcements for its accelerated construction, garden community and starter home initiatives.

Review: Environmentally friendly housing

Review: Environmentally friendly housing

The Killynure Green scheme in Belfast incorporates many environmental features in its design and layout, writes Roger Perrott.

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Combining autonomous vehicles and good place-making is not going to be easy.

Analysis: Moving housebuilding into the factory

Analysis: Moving housebuilding into the factory

Government is backing modern methods of construction to help speed home delivery, but success could depend on changing perceptions of prefab and contracting culture, writes Josephine Smit.

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