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Timber skyscrapers getting a boost in Canada

Timber skyscrapers getting a boost in Canada

British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit. Vancouver is planning for a 40-storey tower that would be the world’s tallest wooden building. Leyland Cecco explains latest developments in an article in The Guardian.   Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights British … Continue reading

Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

Skyscrapers are major emitters of GHG emissions

There are many studies that show the potential for existing buildings to reduce GHG emissions and we know what their overall impact on emissions is.  It is good to see an article in The Times by Louisa Clarence-Smith about the impact of some of Britain’s best-known skyscrapers. CO2 challenge that towers over tall buildings Six … Continue reading

Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates

An Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the country to reveal the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency. It is explained in an article on the Open Access Government website.   Revealed: The best and worst areas for energy efficiency Britain’s houses are some of the oldest and coldest … Continue reading