Green Architecture Day

Every year Brighton Permaculture celebrates in partnership with Low Carbon Trust a Green Architecture Day in Brighton to inspire anyone interested in sustainability and the built environment. The event has built a steady attending rate of 2000 participants who want to quench their thirst for knowledge  around living and working in greener buildings. Taking place on a Saturday … Continue reading “Green Architecture Day”

BIM leap of faith brings rewards to ADEPT

BRE’s BIM expert Paul Oakley interviews Erol Erturan, Managing Director and Balasz Trojak, BIM Manager from Leeds based engineering consultancy ADEPT about its recently awarded BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2 and the benefits that BIM brings to ADEPT, its clients and the supply … Continue reading “BIM leap of faith brings rewards to ADEPT”

BRE announced as research and innovation partner for Ecobuild 2016

For the third consecutive year BRE has been selected as the official research and innovation partner of Ecobuild  – the largest UK exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, which takes place from 8-10 March at the Excel Centre in London. The partnership will see BRE conduct a range of activities at the … Continue reading “BRE announced as research and innovation partner for Ecobuild 2016”

Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products

Alkali-activated (AA) binder technologies can utilise locally available clays, waste materials and industrial by-products in combination with a manufactured chemical activator. The production of AA binder technologies uses less energy and produces less carbon dioxide than conventional Portland cement (PC). Although low-carbon concretes made from AA binders share some materials in common with conventional PC-based … Continue reading “Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products”

Growing Cities Sustainably

The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and achieve success in the global marketplace by creating resilient, sustainable and healthy urban … Continue reading “Growing Cities Sustainably”