Author: jlstudio

“Long live the planet. Long live Humanity. Long live life itself.”

Representatives of the 195 countries that took part in the COP21 Climate Change Summit in Paris have reached a historic agreement: to limit the rise in global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Apparently, this can be achieved if we drop to zero net carbon emissions before the century is out. How are we going to go about meeting such a valiant target? I played the BBC’s Climate Challenge game to find out.

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Hidden within Hyde Park, London, is the LookOut Education Centre, geared up to teach visitors of the park all about the natural world. David Morley Architects, were set the brief of creating a sustainable structure evocative of a treehouse in the woodland canopy. It is definitely worth a visit – especially with your little naturalists. For more information about the centre click here.

 

Put simply, what is a Passivhaus?

A Passivhaus is a building which is both energy efficient and comfortable.

How is this quantified?

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Why aren’t we desperate to build sustainably? What’s holding us back?

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