Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The blog of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey.

PDS students articles of interest during covid-19 lockdown

Hi Deidre, Thanks for starting this great initiative! I recently posted on my LinkedIn page a series of videos that clearly highlight one of the environmental impacts of the non-pharmaceutical intervention (namely, the lockdown of countries). Using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, the videos show the nitrogen dioxide emissions using a 10-day moving average. […]


A bicycle made from bamboo

by Dr James Suckling As statements go it can’t get much plainer than this: “Public transport and active travel will be the natural first choice for our daily activities.” The opening bullet point of the ministerial foreword from Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps in the new Department for Transport Decarbonising Transport plan. In […]


Lost in Translation: sustainability down the construction supply chain

by: Luke Deamer, Erica Russell and Jacquetta Lee, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey Introduction We all know the issues of multiple industry PQQs; often irrelevant, time consuming, repetitive and with requests for similar, but slightly different, standards and accreditations. With such barriers, is sustainability being addressed in PQQs? If so, do they […]


Community Engagement Sprint by the UK Green Building Council

“A built environment that enables people & planet to thrive” is the UK Green Building Council mission. Recently, doctoral practitioners Rocio Martinez and Luke Deamer contributed towards this mission through a challenging, innovative and fun sprint on the topic of community engagement . But first, what do we mean by “sprint”? An Innovation Sprint is […]


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