Archives for: May 2016

05/26/16

Permalink 02:46:35 pm, by mleslie Email , 87 words, 173 views   English (UK)
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Poorly designed schools affecting pupils' performance, says RIBA

The Guardian - Too many UK school buildings are dangerous and dilapidated, causing children to underperform and teachers to quit, a study by the Royal Institute of British Architects has found.

A 60% reduction in the government’s schools capital budget is producing a new generation of overly standardised new buildings which cost £150m a year more to run than they should, according to the RIBA. It found that one in 20 teachers who had left their job cited poor building conditions and one in five had considered it.

05/02/16

Permalink 09:40:11 am, by mleslie Email , 44 words, 191 views   English (US)
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Texas Student Team Win Net Zero Housing Competition

by Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor - A group of architecture students from Prairie View A&M University has won top honors in this year's Department of Energy Race to Zero student competition with an affordable home designed for a Houston, Texas, neighborhood.

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