Finding eco homes at EcoBuild 2013

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EcoBuild is the largest showcase of sustainable construction products anywhere, exhibiting at the Excel Arena in London between the 5th-7th March. There’s a huge variety of things to see and do including; attractions, conferences, speakers and seminar sessions. I have picked out some of the key seminars which might be of interest to you- im certainly going to try and …

Climate Week 2013 – be green in ’13 !

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The first week of March brings us Climate Week now in its fourth year. its on from the 4th to the 10th March Each year over half a million people attend around 3000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. The events are run by Charities, Schools, Businesses and Councils, to name but a few, and you can get involved too by …

Climate chaos is coming to a home near you- how eco homes of the future must adapt to survive

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It seems pretty clear, after another summer of disastrous weather, that things in the climate department are changing or you could say even sliding into chaos. Of course, this isn’t just restricted to our shores but is being seen across the world, as this recent article from the Yale Environment 360 group discusses, be it hurricanes, droughts or flooding. But …

Biomimicry: What eco design can learn from nature?

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As a designer, there’s really no greater inspiration than the marvels of nature. Increasingly we’re seeing science taking its cues from the natural world in an effort to solve complex design issues in a more organic way. Hopefully creating better spaces for us to live in.   In a nutshell (nice idiom right?), biomimicry or biomimetics is the examination of …