Ted Franks

Bringing buildings out of the background

Buildings are a big deal for climate change. The International Energy Agency (IEA) thinks they are responsible for up to 40% of global emissions. That number includes both the construction and use of buildings.

The situation may get worse before it gets better. The pace of global urbanisation is staggering. The IEA forecasts that we will add 230 billion square metres of new construction in the next 40 years. That’s the same as adding a whole new Paris every week. Read more …

Ty Lee

It may be a cliché but it is true; prevention is better than cure

I recently went to a talk titled ‘Fantastic yeasts and where to find them’ by Professor Matthew Fisher[1] of Imperial College London. It was part of the first ever Great Exhibition Road Festival[2] in London. As it was a science festival, I expected to learn how yeasts can be used in scientific discovery and various applications.

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George Latham

Money at Work: Bringing Impact to Life

As you enter our building you are greeted with a neon version of a Dalai Lama quote: “If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room”. Strictly speaking he said “to make a difference”, but either way the point is clear. Every person and every pound can make an impact. Read more …

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