Energiesprong, a Dutch government-supported super-insulation approach, is being transferred to the UK housing market. Could it offer an answer to the country’s environmental and fuel poverty issues?
Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards - the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK
Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?
Architect Baumschlager Eberle has simplified its 2226 Lustenau office building in order to maximise energy savings
A large-scale housing scheme uses “base builds” that allow residents to expand their own living areas
Handcrafted, natural materials and refined construction techniques are combined to create a quiet sensitivity
This Passivhaus for communal living produces more energy than it uses.
The Sustainable Building Envelope Centre has been established to harness the building fabric to generate energy. Here is a look at its ambitions and some of the key technologies under development
Innovative facility in Cambridgeshire will turn food waste into energy
Civic Architects’ remodelling of a Cambridgeshire village community centre uses sustainable materials and three different passive heat and power technologies.
Passivhaus technology is creating an efficient, well-ventilated learning environment at Oak Meadow Primary School in Wolverhampton.
Sustainable French school generates all its energy on site
An old barn made of a patchwork of materials called for an energy-efficient extension
Upcoming changes to both Breeam and the building regulations are placing the embodied carbon of different structural solutions under the spotlight
A playspace and office by architecture students is an exercise in reuse and resourcefulness
HTA’s athletes’ village in Dorset mixes traditional materials with an up-to-date approach to energy generation
Hansjürg Leibundgut’s Zurich home is also a ground-breaking research project into energy use
This £5.5m scheme will be the first mixed-tenure PassivHaus development in London and the architect’s first attempt at this type of sustainable design
Target Zero guidance on achieving low-carbon buildings has been launched by the BCSA and Tata Steel. Here are three steel-framed projects featured in the research.
This year’s conference is bigger than ever and with a new focus on architecture.