Koru News and Events

Tangmere solar farm

Tour of Tangmere Solar Farm

How can local government cut carbon emissions and boost the green economy? One option is to directly build solar farms, like the Tangmere Solar Farm our marketing officer Tegan Tallullah visited today. Organised by Sustainable Business Partnership, the event consisted of a guided tour of the 25-acre site and networking with ...
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Tour of sustainable opera house

Tour of Glyndebourne Opera House

How can an opera house contribute to the zero-carbon transition? That's a question Gus Christie, the executive chairman of Glyndebourne Opera House, started considering back in 2005. Since then he has led a major refurbishment of the historic building and an ongoing exploration of how they can become more sustainable. Our architect ...
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Issi and Julie: building places that work for everyone

‘Building Places That Work For Everyone’ Report Launch

With the right combination of industry expertise, community engagement and a clear steer from government, we can build places that work for everyone. That's the headline message of the UK Green Building Council's new report: Building Places That Work For Everyone. Koru's architect Issi Rousseva attended the policy paper launch on ...
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Green Growth Platform Conference 2017

Green Growth Platform Conference 2017

The Green Growth Platform aims to help grow the Sussex green economy by providing training, events, specialist knowledge transfer and more. The centrepiece of their annual event calendar is the Green Growth Conference. Koru director Mark Pellant attended the Green Growth Platform Conference 2017 on 23rd February, along with our ...
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healthy buildings conference

ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference

How can careful product specification positively impact the health and wellbeing of building users and the planet as a whole? That was the central question explored by the Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo on 15th February 2017, organised by Alliance of Sustainable Building Products (ASBP). Two members of the Koru ...
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circular economy event

Property Professionals Meet-Up and Circular Economy Talk

What's the potential of the circular economy? On 19th January 2017 our architect Issi Rousseva attended two business events in Brighton, the first being a Property Professionals networking lunch and the second being a talk on the above question. With a focus on business opportunities from the circular economy, the ...
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investment workshop

Investment Workshop: Learning About Crowdfunding

What do you need to do to get investment ready? On 12th January 2017 our architect Issi travelled to London for a specialist workshop on exactly that question. The event was run by Investdor and Gateway2Enterprise. The action packed 12 hour session, which was really a two-day event condensed into ...
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Shaping Spaces Together: Building the Movement for Fairer Housing

How can a collaborative movement be built around the need for quality housing which is truly affordable, sustainable and community-led? That's the question which prompted the Shaping Spaces Together: Building the Movement for Fairer Housing event on 17th November 2016 in London, organised by Bioregional and New Economics Foundation. Koru marketing ...
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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 very pleased to attend both events, which were held at ...
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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 from 2-5pm, at the Brighthelm Centre. It’s organised by Discerning ...
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Free Architect & Planning Advice at South of England Show

Are you going to the South of England Show? Are you interested in starting an extension or other building project? If so then we have good news for you. Our director Mark Pellant and planning consultant Nigel Alderton have decided to work together to offer free mini consultations to visitors attending the ...
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Two Innovations in Low Carbon Tech & How to Fund More

We travelled to Shoreham for a morning of talks and networking on 20th April with the Low Carbon Technology Showcase, organised by Sustainable Business Partnership for the Green Growth Platform. This post is a round-up of what we found most interesting from each of the three talks. Adrian Moss from  local company ...
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Green Apple Award sustainable house

Koru Architects’ Zero-Carbon Home Wins Green Apple Award

We are thrilled to be announced as a winner in the Green Apple Built Environment Awards 2016, an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. We competed with well over 100 other nominees from different countries, and will be presented with a trophy and certificate at a "glittering ...
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sustainable holiday home competition

Vote For PassivPod And Say Yes To Sustainable Tourism

We believe holidays should be relaxing, comfortable and inspiring - and certainly shouldn't pollute the planet we all call home. Currently, tourism is a huge multi-billion pound industry with over 70 million people taking holidays in the UK each year. Yet our accommodation is far from sustainable. 37% of Britain's carbon emissions ...
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Ecobuild 2016 Jonathan Meades

Discover the Best Talks & Products From Ecobuild 2016

Ecobuild is the UK’s biggest conference for the construction industry, with over 40,000 professionals coming to the London Excel Centre every year to learn, source and network. Our newest team member, architect Issi Rousseva, headed over for two of the three days of the 2016 event (8th - 10th March) to ...
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