December 20 2011

Building Schools for the Future (BSF): Case Study of an Inner-City Academy in the United Kingdom

December 20th, 2011Posted by 

When the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative was introduced by the United Kingdom’s Labour government in 2004, it sounded like a very good idea. The basic principle of the £55 billion scheme was to rebuild every secondary school in England. Architects, engineers and urban planners were rubbing their hands with glee. BSF was […]

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December 07 2011

Landfill Gas to Energy Production in the United Kingdom

December 7th, 2011Posted by 

Solid waste disposal sites are not often seen as opportunities for energy solutions. Landfill gas (LFG), a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide and trace constituents, is typically viewed as a liability because of explosions, odours, and increasingly, climate change concerns. However, LFG can be turned into an asset. Process of land-filling, LFG collection, electricity generation […]

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December 06 2011

Architectural Education in the United Kingdom: Is it Worth it?

December 6th, 2011Posted by 

How much was your architectural education worth? And how much did it cost you? £5,000, £18,000, £45,000? As Universities across the United Kingdom increase their own valuation they are at risk of putting off a generation of talented, but ultimately poor students. What are the options and what are the necessities? Put simply, in order […]

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November 23 2011

United Kingdom Government Incentive Schemes: Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI)

November 23rd, 2011Posted by 

Renewable Heat Incentives are the most recently launched incentive scheme, so far announced by the United Kingdom Government in March 2011. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to provide financial support, and encourage investments from individuals and communities. This is all in order to switch from fossil fuel heating to renewable energy. The Energy […]

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November 03 2011

(The Grid Blogger) Ashley Roberts: Nottingham, England

November 3rd, 2011Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Ashley Roberts in Nottingham, England. Ashley Roberts is a recent graduate of the University of Nottingham, England, with a Diploma in Architecture and is now studying for his part 3 accreditation. Still living in Nottingham, but with strong links to Liverpool and London, he has a […]

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October 28 2011

(The GRID Blogger) Ubaid Khan: England, United Kingdom

October 28th, 2011Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Ubaid Khan in England, United Kingdom. Ubaid Khan has over six years of operational, development, technical and environmental experience in the Waste Management and the Environmental Industry sectors in the Middle East and United Kingdom. During his career he liaised with various municipalities and undertaken […]

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October 25 2011

(The GRID Blogger) Laura Paterson: Edinburgh, Scotland

October 25th, 2011Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Laura Paterson from Edinburgh, Scotland. Laura Paterson is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and Edinburgh College of Art.  She holds a B.Arch in Architectural Studies and a PG Diploma in Architecture and is currently studying for a M.Sc Architecture: Advanced […]

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