Sustainability Stories

A collection short stories highlighting great work at the intersection of sustainability and facades. Our members’ stories curated by the CWCT. Members may submit a story for review by completing the form here.

Enhancing Biodiversity

Enhancing Biodiversity

Growing plants on building facades, also known as ‘living walls’, is one such way buildings can improve the biodiversity of the local area. #biodiversity

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Designing out carbon

Designing out carbon

The team adopted a more a dynamic approach to minimising embodied carbon within their design decisions on the 5 Broadgate project.

#lowcarbon

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Monitoring emissions in fabrication

Monitoring emissions in fabrication

Dane Architectural have adopted a carbon emission monitoring platform to better understand their greenhouse emissions and focus their carbon reduction actions. 

#lowcarbon

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Challenge the Brief

Challenge the Brief

Justification for the retention of the existing façade was a pivotal change in approach to the refurbishment scheme for 1 Finsbury Avenue. 

#buildnothing

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Reusing Components

Reusing Components

Reusing façade components eliminates the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of new materials. This is exemplified on the recent refurbishment of 1 Triton Square, London. 

#buildless #circularity

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