O2i Design’s expertise in sustainable construction and renewable energy helped to gain planning permission for, and develop, two bespoke eco homes, including solar thermal panels, PV cells and ground source heat pumps, enabling running costs to be kept to a minimum.

The winners of the 45th annual Wood Awards were announced at a ceremony held last month at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

Architectural firm, Arches, has recently created a contemporary, eco-friendly villa close to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and the country’s largest city.

As part of a major project to create an open, inviting and distinctive retail banking branch within the new Santander UK London head office, DuPont Corian has been chosen to enhance both the visual impact and the functional interface with clients.

As local authorities continue to grapple with the issue of handling waste in an environmentally-sound and cost-effective way, waste-to-energy plants are proving to be a solution that offers a win/win/win approach, with lower environmental impact, lower waste management costs and a source of renewable energy.

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