Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Papal Encyclical relevance to the Built Environment sector

Todays launch of the Papal Encyclical has much relevance for Built Environment sector on sustainability, the relationship of buildings with nature, on waste, energy, health, biophilia and even touching on BIM, (TechnoScience). There is also a nice resonance with language from standards … Continue reading

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WELL Building Institute launches pilot programs for new sectors.

Buildings should be developed with people’s health and wellness at the centre of design. In a recent Press Release IWBI (International Well Building Institute) is calling for organisations to participate in its next stage of development and to pilot the Well … Continue reading

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REVEALed: a new initiative to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.

REVEAL – a new building energy performance nutrition label and benchmarking scheme to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.  Reveal is the latest programme from the International Living Futures Institute (the Institute behind the Living Building Challenge, Living Product Challenge, … Continue reading

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10th June – A Busy Built Environment Day

This Wednesday, 10th June, is going to a busy built environment learning and sharing day: Check out these great events: If you are in Leeds, Yorkshire or the North of England: Our Living Building Challenge UK Collaboration Materials Workshop explores the … Continue reading

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What does good ‘Facilities Management Sustainability’ look like? And why aren’t we doing it now?

I was honoured to be invited to the EuroFM Research Symposium as a guest of EuroFM, held at the recently completed Technology Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. As promised, here are my thoughts from the day, and further links … Continue reading

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