Category Archives: comment

Health and Wellness Rating System Comparison

This very useful comparison infographic was published recently on Building Green.  Although US and LEED based, it demonstrates the scope of the emerging rating systems that address, measure and promote healthy building and facility approaches, in planning, design, construction, building … Continue reading

Posted in comment, Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Planting Trees to ‘offset’ Construction Carbons

We often asked by Constructco2 users, can we offset by planting trees on site and if so how much carbon is ‘offset’? The answer is not at all straight forward and publications / papers / articles found on the internet … Continue reading

Posted in carbon, comment | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Regenerative Sustainability Design Training School

Following the successful COST Restore Lancaster Training School in 2017, applications are invited for the second Training School to be held in Malaga, Spain in October  2018 offering a wonderful learning opportunity for students and practitioners looking to advance their skills … Continue reading

Posted in comment, sustainability | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From Construction to Prostruction

COST RESTORE‘s third working group kicked off in Koper, Slovenia in June, continuing the regenerative themes of working groups 1 and 2, seeking to bring about a paradigm shift in the way we approach construction and building operations. Working group … Continue reading

Posted in comment, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Modern Slavery : There can be no sustainability in an unequal world

As emphasised in FutuREstorative, sustainability is only possible within an equitable and socially just sector. Whilst we continue to have instances of unjust practices, of Modern Slavery, within our projects, supply chains and organisations, we simply cannot call ourselves sustainable, … Continue reading

Posted in comment, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Imagine Better

Following the success of my Imagine Better keynote for Specifi events, here are links and background reading to references made: Much of the Imagine Better thinking is from here, my Fairsnape blog or from within FutuREstorative. Thoughts and comments and blogs from … Continue reading

Posted in comment, sustainability | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cities as an Eco System?

A comment and question after the talk in Liverpool led to an interesting pre-dinner networking discussion. Are cities an ecosystem? For a short response the answer is yes, but, as in all eco systems, its complex, but makes for a … Continue reading

Posted in comment | 1 Comment