Author Archives: martin brown

Gaining a deeper understanding of sustainability.

A reminder that there only a few days remaining to apply for our funded RESTORE Training School to be held in November. Restorative sustainability will move us beyond the intersection of ‘old’ and ‘new’ sustainability, and attending this training school … Continue reading

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Regenerative Disruption: Construction Materials, from Linear to Circular.

This is not Sustainable. Echoing themes from Cradle to Cradle and FutuREstorative on impact of construction waste and materials … namely An industry that demands over half of humanities resources Contributes to a third of global waste The single largest … Continue reading

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Exploring Restorative Sustainability with COST RESTORE

The work and progress of the COST RESTORE Working Group One is nicely summarised in this Infographic. You can find out more on the RESTORE website, and there is still time to apply for the (free, funded) Training School In … Continue reading

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London Environment Strategy and the Built Environment

On 11 August Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his draft London Environment Strategy for public consultation (open until 17th November) The Mayor is taking a range of  actions to ‘improve the environment now, setting London on the path to … Continue reading

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Powering buildings from the carpark …

One of the holy grails of renewables, especially solar, is energy storage. We generate but want to use energy at different times. The Energy petal of the Living Building Challenge requires that buildings generate 105% of energy needs, storing the … Continue reading

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Back to School with Restorative Sustainability

What is Restorative Sustainability and why is Education so vital? Working with Class of your Own, it is a pleasure to be organising and directing the first Training School for the RESTORE Cost Action to be held in Lancaster, between 14th and 17th … Continue reading

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Taking a Living and Well Building Crosswalk

Compliance is not a Vision – Ray Anderson FutuREstorative explored  the case for moving towards building sustainability standards that are in their nature restorative and regenerative. That is they generate more benefit to the environment, society, community, building users and owners … Continue reading

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