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16.01.2009

Sustainable office refurbishment

Cities cover less than 1% of the Earth's surface, but generate 80% of the world's CO2 emissions. Much attention is now focused on improving the performance of our new buildings. However, 99% of our building stock is existing. It...[more]

Category: spaces

17.01.2009

More light and less energy - Modular

About 19% of the energy produced globally is used for lighting our homes, workplaces and public spaces. On top of that a lot of energy goes into the production of lights, lamps, light bulbs and lighting instruments. Modular...[more]

Category: spaces

19.03.2009

A smart combination saves water

In many parts of the world water is becoming a scarce resource. 70% of all water consumption goes into farming, 22% is used by industry and businesses and the remaining 8% is used by households. At the same time too much water is...[more]

Category: spaces

22.04.2009

Furniture with a Second Life

Most of our furniture has become a one way consumer product. We buy it at relatively low cost, use it for a relatively short period of time and when it is out of fashion it disappears in landfill or an incinerator. The Finnish...[more]

Category: spaces

12.05.2009

Modern and water saving - Vola

Since 1950 the world's population has doubled and it is expected that it will rise to 9 billion by 2050. The consumption of water has increased sixfold over the last 60 years and still an estimated 1.2 billion people live without...[more]

Category: spaces

12.05.2009

High tech - low energy light

OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) are an innovative technology, which operates on the same principles as LEDs. They are manufactured using organic materials and do not require a backlight to function, which means they need...[more]

Category: spaces

12.05.2009

Towards a new aesthetic

Issues of sustainability will cause us to re-assess our attitudes towards materials. Previously held concepts of quality and aesthetic may well change when the materials we use are evaluated against environmental criteria. New...[more]

Category: spaces

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