Sustainability made Cool? Day one at #EXPOC21

Well, day one of the Virtual Green Build EXPO was fun – and a success.  From chats within the show, comments across twitter and elsewhere the comments from visitors have been very positive indeed. And importantly I sensed green build and sustainable construction had been made cool. The EXPO hosted by Construction21 on the HyperFair platform has […]

Introducing the Living Building Challenge in the UK

It was a real treat to introduce the public lecture from Amanda Sturgeon as part of the UK Living Building Collaborative launch at the Interface showroom in London last night. Here are my introduction notes … Good evening and a warm welcome to Living Building Challenge UK Firstly a huge thank you to Interface, Kelly […]

3 R’s for rethinking built environment sustainability

Its over ten years since rethinking construction became the driving force for improving the construction industry. Back then, in 1998, sustainability wasn’t on the agenda for many construction organisations, and didnt feature in Egans influential report. Now at the close of 2012, it is of course one of the key challenges for construction. But is it […]

Five questions to drive sustainable construction

Whilst being a great advocate for learning from others, sharing and benchmarking best practice, often it is essential to ask questions of our approaches to topics such as sustainable construction, before comparing. In this mornings twitter fed reading stream was an article describing the five questions that Interface ask of themselves.  Interface are world leaders in […]