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11 high-impact green building trends to watch in 2017

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It’s that time of year when we all take stock and look towards the year ahead, making predictions and educated guesses about how the next 12 months will play out. So we got our heads together in the Koru Architects

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How to choose your renewable energy sources

You know you want your new dream home to include some green energy generation, so you can be more independent, save money in the long term, and do your bit for the planet. But how do you know what’s right

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Make your home uniquely sustainable with upcycling: 5 examples

Why should wine bottles be thrown in landfill, or even collected for recycling, when they could be made into a chandelier? Why throw out old car tyres when they could enjoy a new life as garden planters? Why let the

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Eco Tech Summit + PEA Awards: In Conversation with James Dean

What’s the future of the UK’s green economy? The Eco Tech Summit was an action-packed day conference exploring that pivotal question on 7th October 2016, followed by the PEA Awards in the evening. Koru Architects marketing officer Tegan Tallullah was

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5 evidence-backed examples of biophilic design for schools

The physical campus has a big impact on the learning outcomes and general wellbeing of students. As concern for climate change and energy costs pushes schools and other education institutions to engage with sustainability, new research is showing the amazing

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Can design make ecotourism even better?

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Taking holidays is an important part of modern life. Who hasn’t got through a difficult Tuesday afternoon at work by daydreaming about their next getaway? And while the typical ‘fly and flop’ package is still undoubtably popular, a growing number

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Sustainable Living Fair: Green Your Home & Life

Do you want to make your lifestyle more green? If so, the upcoming Sustainable Living Fair here in Brighton is one for your diary. A fun and educational afternoon event, the fair will be held on Saturday 17th September 2016

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For a healthy home, choose natural paints

Maybe you’ve been inspired by a home makeover TV show. Maybe you haven’t painted for decades and your walls are faded and peeling. Maybe you’re decorating a room for a new arrival to the family. Maybe you’re a DIY enthusiast

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13 reasons sustainable timber is the best construction material

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Timber has been a popular building material since time immemorial, but with recent shock and concern over global deforestation – 13 million hectares lost per year – many people are questioning whether they should be using it. The quick answer is yes

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