Solar panel on roof

Sustainable housing

Read this before jumping on the renewable energy bandwagon

With the ever-increasing calls for a switch to renewable energy to power our homes, there are some fundamental elements that need to be considered first. This post highlights some of these elements.

Low income housing facility

Sustainable cities

Let’s talk about our urban residential facilities, shall we?

This post takes a look at the different types of housing available in our cities, taking cognizance of the different income levels and tastes of city dwellers

Smog in the atmosphere

Sustainable cities

Threats to environmental air quality

Air pollution levels in some cities are at 'unbearable levels'. This means the quality of air is compromised. This post examines some of the causes and possible solutions.

Heavy vehicular traffic

Sustainable cities

Taking a second look at urban mobility

Having relied so heavily on motorized transport, the challenge facing most cities is how to embrace alternative modes of mobility. This post sheds more light on the issue.

Green building

Sustainable housing

A primer on the environmental dimension of a green building

This post discusses the relationship between a green building and environment.

Sustainable housing

The built environment as a tool in the climate change fight (ii)

There is an enormous potential for the design and operation of buildings to reduce carbon emissions. Find out how in this post.

Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainable cities

Here is why we need to embrace sustainable urban planning

There is the need to put sustainability in the middle of our urban planning efforts. Read on to find out why.

Built environment

Sustainable cities

The built environment as a tool in the climate change fight (i)

The built environment contributes a great deal to the emission of greenhouse gases. This post discusses how the built environment can help reduce carbon emissions.

Mixed use develoment

Sustainable cities

Four negatives of mixed-use developments

This post examines some negatives of improperly planned mixed-use developments. Read on for more.

An integrated design

Sustainable housing

A quick guide to the integrated approach to building design

Did you know the building design process takes on a new approach with the addition of a new design team member? Find out more in this post.