University spin-out wins green award

27 Aug 2014

University of Cambridge spin-out Reduse, which has developed a technology to remove print from paper allowing it to be reused several times before being recycled, has won the Venture Competition, organised by the Climate-KIC UK , the EU’s main climate innovation initiative.

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Better building through design

04 Jun 2014

The construction industry could slash its carbon emissions by as much as 50% by optimising the design of new buildings, which currently use double the amount of steel and concrete required by safety codes.

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Testing the water

16 Oct 2013

A new online tool enables users to assess not only how much water we use and for what, but also how we can mitigate future scarcity.

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Detail from NASA Blue Marble 2007 West

Building our capacity to endure

13 Apr 2012

In its inaugural list of the top 50 most influential people for sustainability in the UK, Building Design magazine has listed three Cambridge academics. The range of work they do gives us an overview of just how broad the meaning of sustainability is.

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A forest

Use a laser, save a tree

14 Mar 2012

Laser un-printers that can remove toner from scrap paper so that it can be used again may be coming to an office near you in the future, results from a new Cambridge study show.

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Scrap-metal

Six steps to a better material world

30 Nov 2011

Every year we make 10 times our own bodyweight of steel, aluminium, cement, plastics and paper, for every person alive, using a fifth of all the world’s energy supply to do so. Now researchers are releasing a manifesto to change that and help cut carbon emissions. And they’ve also released an album of songs to go with it.

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Tamco

Material efficiency

01 Aug 2009

A consortium led by Dr Julian Allwood aims to drive a step-change in the manufacturing of steel and aluminium to meet 2050 carbon targets.

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