Thursday24 August 2017

#BDTwitter100 2013: top 10 sustainability tweeters

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Architects, consultants and journalists have come together on Twitter to create a unique network of specialists around sustainability in architecture and the built environment.

Sustainability tweeters were among the most nominated individuals and, though some have few followers, we judged their Tweets to be among the most useful. There are plenty of technical questions raised, debated and answered around issues as diverse as Living Architecture and Passivhaus right through to government policy and the state of our housing stock. And there is a continual sharing of inspirational projects and experiments.

“Sustainability actually matters to many more people than just those that feel strongly enough to join a specific forum online. On Twitter all these different communities are mixing and interacting with each other and with anyone that wants to get involved,” says Elrond Burrell, an associate at Architype and one of the most nominated tweeters in this year’s #BDTwitter100.

“Twitter’s power comes from this kind of dynamic diversity and openness, and also its speed.

“Last week there was a wide ranging and technically quite detailed discussion around ventilation in Passivhaus buildings. After a particular point was raised someone else joined in and provided links to a series of technical papers and reports from conferences with extremely useful post occupancy evaluation data. Where else does such beneficial interaction take place?”

We manually reviewed each of the profiles of the nominees for the #BDTwitter100 and pulled all the sustainability tweeters into a single group.

We then selected the top 10 we viewed as the most useful to UK architects - their tweets are mainly on subject, they were nominated by other specialists, they are knowledgeable when it comes to policy and guidelines, engaged in innovative projects or research and they exhibit a high level of interaction with other specialists and built environment professionals.

The top 10 sustainability tweeters in the #BDTwitter100

Wolfgang Feist twitter profile pic

@wolfgangfeist - Wolfgang Feist

Curious physicist with interests in sustainability, energy efficiency especially. Passivhaus leader.

Nick Grant Twitter profile pic


@ecominimalnick - Nick Grant

Certified Passivhaus Consultant excited by sustainable building design. Technical director of UK Passivhaus Trust and AECB Trustee but views are my own.

Sofie Pelsmakers Twitter profile pic


@sofiepelsmakers - Sofie Pelsmakers

Environmental architect & doctoral researcher at UCL Energy Institute. Co-founder of Architecture for Change. Author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook.

Kate de Selincourt twitter profile pic


@Kate_de - Kate de Selincourt

Editing, writing & research on sustainable building and the environment

Mark Elton Twitter profile pic


@mark_elton - Mark Elton

Cornish architect at ECDA in London, designing, writing & talking about green buildings (new-build and retrofit). Certified Passivhaus designer and proud dad.

Matt Bridgestock Twitter profile pic


@55n - Matt Bridgestock

Director @johngilbertarch and 55º North :: Passivhaus Architect :: Urban Designer :: Cyclist :: Mountaineer

Jo Smit, Building 4 Change Twitter profile pic


@building4change - Jo Smit

Building4change is the day job of Jo Smit, journalist. Into buildings, sustainability and what’s coming

Justin Bere Twitter profile pic


@jbere - Justin Bere

#architect without boundaries; #passivhaus; #passivehouse; bere:architects; also see @berearchitects

Eric Parks Twitter profile pic


@EcoEricParks - Eric Parks

Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer keen to close the gap between design & building and theory & performance.

Elrond Burrell Twitter profile pic

@elrondburrell - Elrond Burrell

#Passivhaus #BIM #UKBIMcrew #GlobalBIMCrew // UK Architect // Associate at @ArchitypeUK // Kiwi Expat

As selected by the PeerIndex algorithm

  1. @greenroofsuk - Dusty Gedge
  2. @james_bg - James Murray
  3. @sustmeme - Jim McClelland
  4. @sustainmagazine
  5. @colorcoat
  6. @fairsnape - Martin Brown
  7. @circle_west - Circle West Architects
  8. @architectmark - Mark Stephens
  9. @building4change - Jo Smit
  10. @bruteforceblog - Mike Eliason


The full 100 will be unveiled at the #BDTweetup in London on March 1st. RSVP via Twtvite.com/bdtwitter to secure your place.


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