Analysis

  • Taking forward the 3D printed house

    17/10/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    3D printing is a transformative technology with huge potential for product manufacturing and construction but ..

  • Party policy update

    14/10/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    Ahead of next year’s general election this year’s round of party conferences have taken extra impo..

  • SuDs you like?

    26/9/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    The latest government consultation on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) proposes strengthening the planning ..

  • Delivering nearly zero energy requirements with Passivhaus

    16/9/2014 – Jessica Grove-Smith, Benjamin Krick, Wolfgang Feist

    By 2020 new buildings in all EU member states must comply with ‘nearly-zero energy’ standards. How..

  • Crowdfunding for renewables gets serious

    11/9/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    Advocates hail it as a route to delivering decentralised renewable energy, while sceptics argue that it can ex..

  • Paying for retrofit

    11/9/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    The early closure of the government’s retrofit cashback scheme and a drop in Green Deal installations ha..

  • MMC in the UK and Brazil - Part 2

    8/9/2014 – Guilherme Garcia and Raquel Blumenschien

    There are significant challenges to modern methods of construction (MMC) uptake but social housing presents an..

  • Cooling our cities and buildings

    27/8/2014 – Andrew Pearson

    Recent reports highlight the dangers from the urban heat island phenomenon. How can we adapt and mitigate the ..

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