Tag Archives: Health

Equality, Respect, Image, Sustainability … all connected.

‘When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe’ John Muir With todays International Womens Day, falling mid week of the National Apprentice Week and concurrent with Eco Build, here are my … Continue reading

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RESTORE: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

  After a number of years discussing, bidding, meetings in Italy and skype calls across Europe we finally launch our four year RESTORE* Cost Action CA16114 programme, exploring restorative sustainability, in Brussels this Thursday 9th March. * REthinking Sustainability TOwards … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Biophilia and Salutogenesis: a powerful triptych for improving construction health and happiness

Increasing health is becoming a key aspect and driver for building design and maintenance. (Next Wave of Design: Why wellness-minded Spaces) We are seeing the BREEAM alignment with WELL, but as pointed out in FutuREstorative, and by others, this approach needs … Continue reading

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WELL & BREEAM announce alignment for credits: more good or less bad?

UPDATE 01 Feb 2017 Credit Crosswalks: BRE and IWBI have released guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL …. As mentioned and illustrated in FutuREstorative, we will see an alignment in building sustainability and performance standards over coming months … Continue reading

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Cities setting biophilic commitments.

Pittsburgh has become the latest city to be inducted into the Biophilic City network, setting ambitions and commitments to eliminate the use of all pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, to increase the city’s tree canopy from 42 percent to 60 percent by 2030, to pursue … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Sharing and Success

Below is my keynote presentation given to the UCLan Teaching and Learning conference recently, where the theme of the conference was Sustainability, Sharing and Success. My keynote covered development of sustainability thinking, from the throwaway dreams and society  of the 1950’s … Continue reading

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Sustainia publishes 100 innovative solutions to support SDG’s

Over the last five years the Sustainia100 publication from Sustainia has always been a welcomed and inspiring read. Over this period It has tracked more than 4,500 solutions to date from all over the world. This year’s edition features solutions deployed in … Continue reading

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