Chicago architects unite to battle climate change

Nearly 80 Chicago architecture and design firms have come together to fight climate change. In the short term, the Architects Advocate group aims to raise awareness about environmental issues but in the future hopes to promote legislation, discuss reforming building codes and even support green-minded candidates. The companies that make up the group say they are […]

Green buildings ‘buck economic downturn’

‘Green’ building is no longer seen as a niche market and is helping the construction industry buck the economic downturn, suggests a new study. Half of firms in the study said they are planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The findings come […]

Wanted: green house builder

A Scottish Government-funded programme is looking for a partner to design and build a resource-efficient house which could be a template for the construction industry in future. Zero Waste Scotland wants architects, builders and developers to throw their ring into the hat for the project which could potentially save the industry millions every year. The […]