Taking action examining low carbon and energy positive buildings and making practice more sustainable
Bath council’s testbed net zero planning policy shows promise
Bath & North East Somerset initiative shows strong CO2 savings despite cost and compliance problems
Sustainability review: what have been architects’ biggest challenges in 2023?
Interactions with clients are still key when it comes to successful sustainable projects
Green House by Hayhurst & Co named RIBA House of the Year 2023
A living wall of bamboo and riad-style atrium distinguish a relaxing, sustainable home built to a tight budget
How can architects integrate shading to combat overheating?
Shading can protect buildings from the warming climate, but how do you get it through planning and value engineering?
Architects prioritise retrofit in school buildings in 'fabric first' route to net zero
Years of underinvestment in buildings undermines energy efficiency efforts
Mirai float glass range cuts embodied carbon by half
Alternative kiln fuel, high recycled content and green electricity slash CO2
Education Specified: St John’s College, Cambridge
Sympathetic materials and strong environmental credentials expand social space
Small moves, big impact on wellbeing in schools
Low-cost, low key initiatives can have an unexpectedly strong effect
SHoP goes ‘mega’ on superstructure for world’s tallest hybrid timber tower
Steel and concrete megaframe supports three-floor timber inserts
Toughened standard for government-funded whole house retrofits
Retrofit Co-ordinators, and improvement and airtightness strategies lead changes
House of the Year 2023 shortlist: Cowshed reborn as living and work space
David Kohn Architects' exemplary reuse of converted agricultural building
Concrete ‘carbonation’ could cut production emissions and improve strength
Using concrete as a carbon sink could capture two Gigatonnes of CO2 a year
Mæ’s John Morden Centre wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2023
Day care and medical centre ‘lifts spirits and fosters community at every turn’
RIBA awards honour emerging architect, best client, affordable housing, and reinvention
Four prestigious awards celebrate the best alongside the Stirling Prize
Designing out waste is essential to a sustainable future
Liz Westgarth of Hassell on the initiatives her practice is taking to achieve a zero-waste future
Passivhaus leisure centre targets 60% energy saving
Insulating basement containing two pools was key move
Value added: why sustainability drives Seaforth Land’s Tyler Goodwin
Why the developer prefers refit and upcycling to demolish and rebuild
Using more GGBS in concrete won’t cut global emissions now
Experts warn industry to look elsewhere for CO2 savings as supplies dwindle
President: Muyiwa Oki on how the profession can fulfil its potential
We’ll challenge the status quo to redefine our role as architects
Homes design gears up for new overheating regulations
How Approved Document O will cut overheating in house and apartment design
What mattered most in the design of Morris+Company’s new studio
Circularity was central to the fit-out, says Joe Morris
How to save two years’ worth of net global CO2 emissions
We could remove nearly 60 gigatonnes of carbon from the world
What can architects do to prepare for the changes in Biodiversity Net Gain?
Learn more about the metric, ongoing maintenance and when net gain should be considered in the design process
Cutting the carbon cost of concrete
Can different mixes and binders dent CO2 emissions enough to make a difference?
Small firms can measure carbon too
How Knox Bhavan’s carbon calculator makes more sustainable designs
Researchers invent large scale 3D printing process using 100% wood
US Stamm project opens way for biodegradable products
Unesco’s 21st century refit stays true to Prouvé
Windows and facades updated for climate crisis era
[Y/N] Studio prioritises nuance with its glass extension for a Victorian home
Attention to detail maintains individualism and intimacy in conservation-driven project
Supercapacitors provide a cement-based method of storing electricity
Energy storage built into walls and foundations could underpin the transition to net zero
Digital data will enable construction waste to become a resource
Digitalisation will help the industry exploit the circular economy by reusing materials, says a BSI report
Low carbon bricks for your project as disruptors tackle climate change
Low-carbon bricks cut construction’s environmental footprint
Contacts book: Knox Bhavan's Sasha Bhavan on the collaborators she always returns to
Who does the Peckham practice like to do business with?
How can architects use technology to decarbonise design?
Six professionals discuss tech’s role in cutting carbon, promoting a circular economy and designing efficient buildings
MacEwen Award 2024 is now closed
Enter your project that tackles a pressing issue of our time
Webinar: Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain is imminent: Are you ready?
Powerful tool to promote sustainable design or ecological planning hurdle?
In association with Autodesk
Understanding embodied carbon in the built world - and how we can reduce it
As regulation and technology cut operational carbon, the construction industry must look at embodied carbon too
Max Cooper-Clark gives a striking and intriguing interplay of materiality and politics
Eye Line drawing competition third place (Student)
Thirty projects win RIBA National Awards 2023
This year's national winners see community building alongside a bumper crop of private houses
Global warming: is it time to panic?
The need for serious climate action is boiling over, says Eleanor Young
In association with Clarion