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Reports & Publications

REPORT & PUBLICATION

Technology Strategy Board

The Retrofit for the Future programme explored how existing homes can be improved to use less energy, cut carbon emissions and save costs.

Retrofit for the Future Final Report
REPORT & PUBLICATION

High Rise Hope

LSE Housing and Communities report on the social implications of energy efficiency measures in large multi-dwelling occupancies.

High Rise Hope Full Report
REPORT & PUBLICATION

Towering Ambitions Report

This report is published as part of Green Alliance’s Towering Ambitions project which is looking at the challenges faced by residents of existing high rise housing in trying to live greener lifestyles.

Towering Ambitions Report

Media & Press

NEWS & PRESS

Housing Model (Tops Club)

Tops Club feature in LABM: "Thurrock Council is using BIM Level 2 to deliver the new Argent Street affordable housing development in Grays. ECD Architects designed the scheme and are working with Thurrock to bring the project to fruition, providing traiing to help the council get to grips with BIM." – Claire Clutten reports.

Local Authority Building & Maintenance, July / August 2016
NEWS & PRESS

The Rebirth of Lochgelly and Lessons for Brexit Britain

Ike Ijeh in BD sums up the value that the regeneration of Lochgelly town centre brings: “Thriving new shops have been opened, historic fabric has been restored and converted, facilities have been improved and new housing and public spaces created, and scores of new businesses have been opened by local residents, galvanising a new era of economic activity in the region.

BD Magazine, 21 July 2016
NEWS & PRESS

Wilmcote House Portsmouth Project Update.

Video interview complied by Rockwool UK of James Traynor of ECD and Steve Groves of Portsmouth City Council discussing the reasoning behind the retrofit of Wilmcote House.

Rockwell Wilmcote House Video
NEWS & PRESS

Lochgelly Town centre scheme sccops regeneration awards

Scottish construction now article about Lochgelly being awarded first place in two categories at the Planning and Placemaking Awards. 'Cllr. Mark Hood, Acting Chair of the Cowenbeath Area Committee has expressed his delight at Lochgelly Town Centre Regeneration work securing two of these national awards.'

Scottish Construction Now! - 2016
NEWS & PRESS

Thermal Vision (Wilmcote House)

“The flaws of Portsmouth’s Wilmcote House may have been indicative of 1960s social housing, but now its mass adoption of Passivhaus principles could see it used as a model for sustainable retrofit across the UK and Europe.” Ike Ijeh reports.

Building Magazine, 21 August 2015
NEWS & PRESS

High-rise Ambitions: Project Profile - Wilmcote House

In Portsmouth, an ambitious project is currently underway to transform an ailing high-rise apartment block in a deprived part of the city into a modern super-insulated building refurbished to the Passivhaus standards.

Local Authority Building & Maintenance, June 2015
NEWS & PRESS

The Sky's the Limit

Sara Kassam from CIBSE included the ECD Greensky Thinking Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) event to praise the continuous learning process and ECD work towards closing the Performance gap.

CIBSE Journal, June 2015
NEWS & PRESS

Green Sky Thinking: POE highlights the issues of open plan working

Sophie Pelsmaker reports from ECD Architects' Green Sky Thinking Event.

AJ Footprint: 21 April 2015

Presentations

PRESENTATION

Embodied Carbon: Refurbish or Rebuild Greensky Thinking 2017

A seminar presentation based upon research undertaken by ECD and Students of Sheffield University.

Greensky Thinking Presentation 2017
PRESENTATION

BIM & Beyond! A Client Side BIM Seminar

Presentation provided during the CIH SE conference 2016 featuring a client’s first steps into BIM and the variety of BIM cost saving processes available.

CIH SE BIM Presentation 2016
PRESENTATION

SmartHomes – North London Retrofit

A seminar reviewing the importance of independent advice in small home retrofits. Using our soon to be completed SMART Homes / Green Deal Communities project as a case study.

GreenSky Thinking Presentation 2016
PRESENTATION

Refurbishing Housing to Meet C21st Needs

Presentation provided by James Traynor, Managing Director, ECD Architects at the National Urban Design Conference on 09 October 2015.

National Urban Design Conference 2015

Partners & Links

PARTNER & LINK

London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.

London School of Economics
PARTNER & LINK

LSE Housing and Communities

A research and consultancy group within the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics led by Professor Anne Power.

lSE Housing and Communities
PARTNER & LINK

ROCKWOOL

Rockwool is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation

Rockwool
PARTNER & LINK

Passivhaus Trust

The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Passivhaus is the leading international low energy, design standard. Over 37,000 buildings have been designed, built and tested to this standard worldwide.

Passivhaus Trust