Phil Brown, European Regulatory Marketing Manager at Pilkington United Kingdom – part of the NSG Group – explains what architects need to know about the new Part O of Building Regulations, how they differ across the country and why they don’t need to spell the end of the highly-glazed dwellings favoured by homeowners.

Ian Rogers, Sales Director at Gilberts Blackpool, one of Britain’s leading independent air movement specialists, considers how to specify compliant ventilation in commercial environments.

The role of acoustics in architecture is not just about achieving optimum sound levels. With the right solutions in place, it can enhance the way people interact with each other and the space around them. Done correctly, it can also promote health and wellness – creating a calm and peaceful ambience where occupants can enjoy living, working or socialising.

With every passing day, we continue to lose ground in the fight against climate change, and with this grows the necessity for CO2 emissions to fall to zero.

An innovative landscape intervention for a new ephemeral burial model based on nature.

Barely a few months since COP26, the new year is a poignant reminder that the climate clock is ticking and of the urgent action needed to limit global warming to 1.5˚C. While there is hopeful progress in the growth of green energy and electric vehicles and a shift towards sustainability in business, there is still significant work to do to address decarbonisation in the UK housing sector. Stewart Little, CEO of IRT Surveys, explains how new, data-rich technologies enable property owners, landlords, developers and construction businesses to make smarter retrofit decisions and achieve improved sustainability.

Following interviews with ten of the UK’s leading figures in sustainability and hours of fascinating conversation on how to best address climate change, the entire first season of the Designing with Climate in Mind podcast is available to listen to now.

The virtual 3D cityscape aims to inspire design, save time and lead to faster decision making.

Lockdown may have recently ended, but a lot is happening under the covers, and innovators are coming up with great ideas to meet the Government’s net-zero goals. The Climate Change Committee’s ambition is to have 5.5 million heat pumps, recognise hydrogen and decarbonise heat. Here are a few tasters of exciting developments and thoughts.

It’s been around for nearly 50 years, but glass-reinforced concrete (GRC) remains an enigma to many architects and contractors in the UK, says James Butler of Pura Facades.

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