Design Technology

Imagine a world where hospital patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive and communities where people are happier and healthier. What if I tell you that this is all possible? The solution is simple and has always been around: nature. Biophilia is the effect that describes […]

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New York is a sea of buildings; there are almost a million of them in an area of little more than 300 square miles. A staggering 90% of New York’s electricity consumption feeds them and 50% of its solid waste arises from their construction. While these environmental impacts sound fairly frightening the real crisis is their average age: If they were people the average Manhattan building would be collecting its pension, and some of the most iconic buildings – Empire State, Flatiron, and Chrysler – would be in their grave!

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I am a second year undergraduate, studying Psychology at UCL and have been working as Grigoriou Interiors’ Marketing Intern for the past 7 weeks. Grigoriou Interiors selected me and together we applied for funding from UCL Advances Summer Internship scheme, which we were successful in obtaining. During my time here, I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal about the construction industry and the huge importance of sustainability and wellbeing within this sector. One of these insightful occasions came when I was invited to sit in on a workshop given by Elina Grigoriou to a group of young people from the Construction Youth Trust (CYT).

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Ecocho is a Yahoo-powered search engine that is working to help fight climate change. For every 1,000 searches made, the company plants two trees. To date, the company has planted more than 7,500 trees and helped neutralize nearly 4,000,000 kilos of CO2. Sustrans (the cycling awareness and promotion charity) have also launched their own search […]

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Energy Saving System

07 November, 2009
- By blog

Chapman Ventilation is a specialist design and build ventilation and air conditioning company, working entirely in the leisure and fine dining sectors.  Recently they have created an energy saving operating system, which in broad terms does the following: Cuts Restaurant energy costs by 20% Pays for itself between 9 and 18 months Can be retrospectively fitted […]

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According to hpprintercartridges.co.uk the following facts are true: If the empty cartridges that people throw away each year were stacked end to end they would be able to circle the earth – that’s over 38,400 kilometres! Printer Ink is dearer than Space Shuttle Fuel!!   It’s true……. More than 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped each […]

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