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Lowering your CO2 emissions using Rooflights

76_Image 1.jpg Using natural daylight has often been preferred to artificial lighting within the workplace, unfortunately at the cost of energy efficiency. However, technological advances in glazing and manufacturing means that rooflights are now a viable option for a low carbon footprint building design. In this article we take a look at how rooflights can help reduce carbon footprint, including the changes implemented in recent years.
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After Grenfell: Reducing Risk in Design

74_Grenfell_Tower,_London_in_2009.jpg Following the Grenfell tower disaster almost two years ago, cause by cost cutting and improper use of hazardous cladding, there have been several changes implemented to reduce risk in design. Since then, a conscious shift towards architects specifying materials over contractors has emerged, to minimise future problems. This article examines how architects can reduce risk in design.
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Retirement Village Sees the Light With Glass Roof Design

75_Wixam Retirement Village_Xtralite.JPG Wixams Retirement Village near Bedford, is owned and operated by Extracare the same company who’s Lark Hill Retirement Village was featured in the 2018 Channel 4 series of ‘Old People’s Homes for 4 year old’. The purpose built village will provide 230, one and two bedroom apartments for the over 55’s in its six acre green field setting.
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Tackling SAD: Avoiding Monday Blues in the Workplace

72_davide-cantelli-143765-unsplash.jpg We take a look at the 'Monday Blues' and how they can be avoided in the workplace.
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