Tag Archive for 'sustainable construction'

Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

Sustainably constructed building for Livingstone’s fruit bats in Jersey

December 6th, 2011 by HSBC Bank International Ltd

A five month-long project to create a ‘Bat Tunnel’ at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey was completed by staff volunteers from HSBC in March 2011, creating the first sustainable building of its kind in Jersey. Durrell’s resident Livingstone’s fruit bats moved into their new home, ‘Island Bat Roost’ in March 2011 following a complete […]

Guernsey’s Limegreen Buildings offers sustainable building solutions

July 21st, 2011 by Stuart Ogier

Guernsey Granite Ltd., going under the banner Design Build, offers design, project management and construction services to clients in the public and private sector. The company produces ecologically sustainable, natural buildings using a conscientious approach from design to finishing touches.  It can deliver energy efficient, beautiful, breathable, natural and healthy living spaces.

Greenbuild Expo 2011 takes place in Manchester from 29 to 30 June 2011

April 1st, 2011 by Greenbuild Expo

Greenbuild Expo 2011 takes place on 29 and 30 June 2011.  This is the third sustainable building and refurbishment event.  It takes place at Manchester Central. There will be over 100 free seminars and workshops over the two-day event, including a dedicated Ignition11 programme, covering topics including hotel and leisure refurbishment, renewable energy funding, Code […]

Ecobuild 2011 at ExCeL, London from 1 to 3 March

January 19th, 2011 by International Business Events Limited

Ecobuild, the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment takes place at ExCel in London from 1 to 3 March 2011.  The exhibition and the seminars are free to attend. The conference has three concurrent streams: Making sustainable construction happen Beyond construction: achieving a sustainable future and Design architecture […]

Architect Jamie Falla of BasMooarc opens his home to the public on Saturday 17 July

July 15th, 2010 by Vanessa

Architect Jamie Falla of BasMooarc is providing a tour of his home, which is under construction, to the public on Saturday 17 July 2010 between 1 pm and 3 pm. La Cabousse has been built from sustainably sourced laminated and glued pine.  The laminated pine walls and roof went up over a period of ten […]

Ecohomes – The Future in Construction

July 9th, 2010 by Clive Fenner

Sustainable construction is currently one of the hot topics on the lips of all building industry professionals, and for good reason. We are all familiar with the impacts on the environment from vehicles, aircraft, industry and the like, but are we also aware our homes account for 28% of the total carbon emissions in the […]

A model for 21st century environmentally friendly urban living?

February 5th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The final episode in ‘What a Waste’ looks to the future by examining how cities such as Freiburg in Germany are at the forefront of sustainable technology and taking the first steps in mitigating the impact humans have on their environment.