From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Simon Birkett
Article
June 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | Air Quality - should we have achieved more? | April 2013


Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air!”


I can still remember the brutal satire of the Tom Lehrer song ‘Pollution’1...

Jenna Edgar
Blog
May 2013

The current Zeitgeist of sustainability has pushed the role of the ‘ethical designer’ into the forefront of industry. Design is about improving the life of the end user. The decisions we make in the early stages of the design process will affect the way people interact with the world around them...

Ben Du Feu; Maria Lee
Technical note
May 2013

This technical note seeks to examine the current UK legislative landscape within which the local authority air quality management duties reside.


In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 - Part III of the...

Mark Everard
Blog
April 2013

What is nature worth? What is water worth? Is trying to answer this question simply ‘putting a price on nature’, thereby supporting its subversion to the perversities of a broken economic system?


In the ‘old world view’, or in other words the dominant legacy economic paradigm framed by...

Emma Fenton
Podcast
March 2013

For the February 2013 edition of the IES journal we interviewed Richard Jackson, Sustainability Manager at the ODA, and Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 about energy, carbon and waste throughout the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games....

Jonathan Turner; Jenna Edgar
Infographic
March 2013

The ODA and LOCOG set themselves tough sustainability targets for the delivery of Games. These infographics demonstrate how far they got in achieving those targets. 



These images are taken from the February 2012 edition of the ...

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