21 08, 2013

What now for sustainability in housing?

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With the news of Government's review on housing standards in England, the Code for Sustainable Homes looks likely to end with the key factors integrated into new Building Regulations standards.  But what now for ensuring that sustainability in new housing isn't 'fobbed off'?  That new developments will be able to meet the 'zero carbon' criteria

23 07, 2013

Wood is good!

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A new video upload on TED.  Lasts 10 minutes and well worth viewing.  Watch the video here > http://bit.ly/11bqLDc Building a skyscraper?  Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood.  As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up