Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre

The centre is located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at Dunstable Downs and provides a unique experience and facilities for those visiting the Chiltern Hills landscape. Commissioned by Bedfordshire County Council in partnership with The National Trust, the centre replaced an undistinguished kiosk snack bar with basic visitor facilities. The building incorporates a number of … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre”

Inspiring places: CoRE-Centre of Refurbishment Excellence

  CoRE is a conference and training venue situated in a refurbished pottery works constructed to a BREEAM Excellent standard. CoRE’s outstanding facilities host national and international events and industry-focused seminars. CoRE’s demonstration space provides living working models and exhibitions to train all types of construction related tradespeople as well as business owners and management … Continue reading “Inspiring places: CoRE-Centre of Refurbishment Excellence”

Report from Andrew Williams on the Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings Electricity, what is all the fuss about?

Report from Andrew Williams on the Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings Almost every day we hear about the lights going out in the next few winters; what’s actually going on with electricity? There is little doubt that over the next five years scenarios prepared by National Grid indicate that the headroom between supply and … Continue reading “Report from Andrew Williams on the Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings Electricity, what is all the fuss about?”

Inspiring places: Heeley City Farm; A Community Resource

Heeley City Farm is a social enterprise that has been in operation since 1981 and provides sustainability, food and farming education to 1000s of school children and over 100,000 visitors each year. They offer training and volunteering opportunities to young people from all backgrounds across a spectrum of sustainability issues, including recycling, composting, food growing, … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Heeley City Farm; A Community Resource”

Inspiring places: Brighton Waste House- a living laboratory for ecological architectural design

The Brighton Waste House features the installation of 20,000 toothbrushes, 2 tonnes of denim jeans and 4,000 DVD cases and is one of the first permanent public buildings in Europe to be constructed from nearly 90% waste. 300 students studying construction trades, architecture and design had the opportunity to work on the project and experience … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Brighton Waste House- a living laboratory for ecological architectural design”