Cutting the green wash

Bennetts Associates’ Wessex Water HQ, on the outskirts of Bath, completed in 2001. Only by responding to its initial disappointing environmental performance, was the design and construction team able to make the building.

By not monitoring actual energy use of buildings, the construction industry is failing to substantiate its green claims.

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