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Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

June 18, 2018

Sustainability scoring in BREEAM: Health & Well-being & Lifetime Homes!

Health and well-being in BREEAM! Health and well-being is highly desired in buildings. It promotes the quality of life and also reduction of energy consumption. In BREEAM (UK) certification for homes the focus is on the following scoring: energy, material and health & well-being. Health & well-being is all about daylighting, accoustic insulation and availability […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 9, 2016

What does sustainability means in urban design?

“Sustainability in urban design means creative actions moved by respect, knowledge, sensiblity, and interpretation of future needs.” by Marco Visconti. Integrated design – treshold of high-tech green buildings by architect…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 8, 2016

How to design with respect to environment? What are resilient design strategies?

“As an answer to environmental emergency, we consider design resilience as a system of actions aimed to produce a “first stage” sustainable building allowing possible shape modifications, from decreasing to…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 16, 2016

Are we overusing “sustainability” word?

“Let´s get away from describing good design as sustainability and just focus on good design.” writes Mark Skelly, founding director of Skelly & Couch. “To me, a sustainable building is…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 3, 2016

Follow Us to have a chance to win a book “Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology”!

Do you want to win a book “Green Buildings Pay” from Brian Edwards, one of our favourite Swegon Air Academy Lecturers? At the end of next week, the lottery will…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

April 30, 2015

Our Simply GREEN book was used as a reference in new Sustainable Buildings!

The new book Sustainable Buildings by Elisabeth Green, Tristram Hope and Alan Yates was recently published. The book deals with buildings´ role and impact of sustainability, guiding principles, understanding the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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October 16, 2012

Two rounds for Swegon Air Academy in Poland – Part 2: Personal evaluation from the prettier half of the world´s population!

Swegon Air Academy has had a very busy autumn so far. This time our schedule took us to Poland and to the first two seminars out of four during October…...

AUTHOR: Satu Palmgren

June 4, 2012

Can high rise buildings be green? How can we measure effectively how green a building is?

May 10, 2012, Helsinki, Finland This seminar made history in two ways! One was a high number of participants and the other that the presentations were held in English without…...

AUTHOR: Satu Palmgren