Category Archives: Buildings

Ecocities- from blueprint to action?

Ecocities is a project between the University of Manchester, Bruntwood and Manchester City Council. It’s looking at the challenges and opportunities that cities face with adapting to climate change. It had a formal launch in July 2009 (see MCFly’s report … Continue reading

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Who owns the emissions? We do.

Mary Heaney, top sustainability bod for Manchester Metropolitan University, isn’t playing the game fair. At the end of an interesting and thought-provoking breakfast meeting at the CUBE, she was asked “who owns the aviation emissions of overseas students attending Manchester … Continue reading

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Romulus Sim interview

MCFly interviewed Romulus Sim, the MMU student who won the Architecture Award of the 2009 Corus Student Design Awards. 1. Why do you feel its important to focus on sustainable architecture? (looking at your previous work with recycled mattresses etc) … Continue reading

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Buildings Writing Group lays firm foundation

The first meeting of the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan Buildings Writing Group [or MCCAPBWG to absolutely no-one] met on Friday 24th in Committee Rm 4 in the Town Hall. Twenty or so experts and enthusiasts gathered there, looked down … Continue reading

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Issue 13- Sustainable Energy

Two Manchester University academics have led work on a report about sustainable energy in the UK. Professor Simon Guy and Dr Patrick Devine-Wright have authored a study with the predictably cheesy title ‘Powering Our Lives: Sustainable Energy Management and the … Continue reading

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