Newsletter articles

SGR Newsletters are published roughly twice a year. The main articles are listed below. For details of the current issue and back issues, See our Newsletter page

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Update on SGR’s latest science education project

Dr Jan Maskell, SGR, describes the activities for young people which our organisation undertook as part of its first Science4Society Week in 2015 – and looks at what is planned for March 2016.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; advance online publication: 19 January 2016
 

Insulation has little 'wow' factor compared to solar panels, but greater potential to reduce carbon emissions cheaply. However, it is crucial that we consider the energy required for their manufacture: natural, non-toxic
materials consume the least energy and are safer for human health, argues Dr Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 41, autumn 2012 (published online: 2 January 2013)
 

With energy use in buildings being a major contributor to carbon emissions, reducing that energy use is a goal that is gaining considerable support. However, Genevieve Jones, SGR, argues that if there is too much focus on using technology to achieve that goal, and not enough on considering human behaviour, energy use may actually be increased rather than reduced.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 14 December 2011)
 

Mandy Meikle suggests that the focus on a low carbon future, rather than a low energy society, is sending us down the wrong path.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 26 October 2011)
 

Mohan Munasinghe, Munasinghe Institute for Development, recently proposed a progressive development concept at the UN, that would mirror the Millennium Development Goals for the poor with a complementary set of targets for the rich, enabling them to contribute towards sustainable development.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 26 October 2011)
 

With a subsidiary of major arms company, Lockheed Martin, being a lead contractor for the UK’s 2011 census, Geoff Meaden asks if the data collected will really be secure.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the government’s spending cuts.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson looks at the potential for a sustainable, low-carbon economy to be created through efforts to tackle the current global economic problems.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Sandy Halliday traces the evolution of the principles behind sustainable design, and argues for their much wider use.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Past collaborative efforts of architects and policy-makers have produced elegant social housing solutions. Kate Macintosh reflects on two examples and how their lessons could help the housing crisis.

Article from SGR Newsletter, no. 37; spring 2009