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Urbanisation presents many challenges in terms of people’s general health and wellbeing, safety, and overall quality of life. If new and existing buildings are made more energy efficient, we can make cities healthier, safer, and more sustainable.

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Cherasco Passive House, Circularity, night
Thought Leadership

What is a Passive House?

Definition, principles & requirements

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Urbanization and sustainable megacity

With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.

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Thought Leadership

The building envelope

More complex than it seems, the building envelope creates a comfortable environment indoors

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Herlev Hospital (Child Oncology), MediCare X-edge
Thought Leadership

Healing architecture

Patients recover faster when healthcare facilities are thoughtfully designed

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Offices and factory of the Brunner family business in Eggenfelden, Germany with Rockpanel Natural exterior cladding
Thought Leadership

Aesthetics in buildings are important

Beautiful architecture makes us feel better. The emotional impact of beautiful buildings can transcend the personal, even to the extent of improving the communities we live in.

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Odense Hospital Patient Hotel, Sonar X 600x600x22, Tropic A24 1200x600x15
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Effects of noise pollutiion

As a growing body of evidence reveals the damaging impacts of noise pollution, it’s important that we respond. Good acoustic designs that absorb sound help professionals and students to think and talk more easily, and at the same time create better environments for learning and healing.

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