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The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world, says Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership at Keele University, in an article on The Conversation website.  However, India’s Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it this globally recognised building is … Continue reading

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading

Canada comes up with new roadmap to improve the energy performance of its building stock

Canada comes up with new roadmap to improve the energy performance of its building stock

Bob Deeks explains in an article on the Policy Options website about steps being taken to improve the energy performance of Canada’s buildings. It is recognised that new approaches to improve energy efficiency in buildings through new building codes could lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve productivity and health. A roadmap for Canada’s Buildings Strategy … Continue reading

Understanding the sick building syndrome

Understanding the sick building syndrome

This is a very long article by Shayla Love on The Independent website but it provides a wealth of information on the quality of buildings that affect the health of occupants. Let us know what you think.   Sick building syndrome: is it the buildings or the people who need treatment? In early September 2011, … Continue reading