A new study has named London as the fifth most sustainable city in the world. The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 100 of the world's leading cities.
The idea behind biomimicry is simple: Nature has already solved a myriad of the problems that we are facing now, so why not use that to our advantage?
The cities of tomorrow are smart - technologically-connected, sustainable and reactive. But what does this actually mean? We seek clarity on definitions, look at the importance of emerging models and standards and ask whether inhabitants can expect a better quality of life.
John Hill explores a century's worth of 'signficant' buildings in 100 Years 100 Buildings.
A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.
BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Find out more about BREEAM including what it measures, its benefits, popularity and likely future developments.
With the Rio 2016 Games just days away we muse on how to secure a sustainable future for Olympic venues. How did London 2012 fare and how has Brazil risen to the challenge?
PAS 2080 is the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.
How do we redefine the rural in a globalised urban world? That's the question Designing the rural: A global countryside in flux - part of the Architectural Design series - sets out to explore.
A newly published BRE report, New insights into air conditioning in the UK, sheds important light on electricity usage by air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments.
We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.
The finalists in this year's Green Gown Awards have just been announced by the Evironmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EUAC).