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Environmentally friendly buildings
Writer, broadcaster and architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff showcases three good examples of eco-friendly buildings in the UK. Architecture in the UK is the biggest contributor to climate change. Fifty per cent of energy consumption and greenhouse emissions stems from the design of our buildings. Writer, broadcaster and architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff showcases the RSPB Visitor Centre at Rainham Marshes in Essex, the Jubilee Wharf housing project in Penryn, Cornwall and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. These are three excellent but very different examples of eco-friendly planet-saving architecture. First broadcast in Countryfile in October 2004.
This clip will support teaching of the unit on Value and Use of the Built Environment at foundation level, Communities and Facilities Management at higher level and Adding Value to the Wider Community and Protecting and Maintaining at advanced level. It provides a good insight into three modern eco-friendly building projects. Following the clip students could be asked at foundation level to look at their nearest major town or city and identify any eco-friendly building projects; at higher level identify the effects on our economy if we ignore climate change; at advanced level research and understand the recommendations coming out of the Government's 'Stern Review'.
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