Sustainability Stories

A collection of short stories highlighting great work at the intersection of sustainability and facades. Our members’ stories curated by the CWCT. Members may submit a story by completing the form below and sending it to sustainability@cwct.co.uk

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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

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

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

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

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