The RIBA has launched a Sustainability Hub, designed to develop and grown into the one-stop portal for sustainability information for architects, students and educators alike.

The Institute has been at the forefront of promoting sustainable and low carbon design for some time, and is now creating a web-based resource offering a platform for learning and discussion. The goal is to engage the architectural community with sustainability as an inspiration for design, and to pitch green design as an emerging business opportunity.

The content of the Sustainability Hub will initially be centred around four core features:

  • A comprehensive set of design strategies, each one illustrating how to embed the strategy through the conceptual stages of design.

  • Relevant and inspiring case studies focusing on the design process, not just the finished building.

  • A blog introducing the latest projects and ideas relating to sustainability, content updates, and discussion regarding the experience of our members. We will have some high-profile guest bloggers alongside a number of regular contributors.

  • An expanding series of short films tied into the design strategies, each focusing on one architect, building and design strategy.

We have ambitious plans for the future growth of the hub, to include book reviews, discussion platforms, related events, and a directory of education and CPD opportunities. It should form the central, one-stop site for all of the Institute’s work on sustainability.

If you have a case study you would like us to consider for the Hub, or would like to contribute through the blog or other online content, please email us at

1 Comment
  1. Prof Brian Edwards

    October 5, 2010

    I take it the construction cost will be corrected for the Elizabeth Court case study in Winchester.
    Otherwise excellent and realy useful to students. I will add it to sustainability course website in Denmark.

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