We spend around 90% of our time indoors. No wonder then, that powering and heating buildings has become the single biggest energy demand in the world. Buildings are central to our lives, which is why we must construct and manage them in ways which help, not harm, the environments in which they sit.
At Ashden, we award and work with organisations doing exactly this. Last week, we took a group of our partners and funders to see some examples first hand. On the tour was:
- City Academy, a new build school in Hackney designed by Ashden winner Max Fordham
- Sutton House, a Tudor manor House owned by the National Trust and part of Ashden’s Fit for the Future Network
- Dalston Works, the world’s largest building constructed using cross-laminated timber, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects
- Mildmay Community Centre, the first non-domestic Passivhaus retrofit in the UK. Passivhaus Trust won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings in 2017