In the race to make new builds and existing buildings energy and heat efficient, acoustic, ventilation and thermal comfort practicalities may have been overlooked. As Elaine Knutt discovers, that’s about to change.
CABE and 27 other members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), together with the UK Green Building Council, the Edge and the University College of Estate Management, have jointly pledged to work together to tackle climate change.
With climate change now widely recognised as a clear and present threat, there’s a growing consensus that a financially justifiable, low-energy path is the best route to a sustainable future. But what does this really mean?