Sustainable buildings are in it for the long-term, and must be prepared for whatever the future may bring. If predictions pan out, the future will be stormy, so water-proof planning and designs are de rigueur. It’s time to tempt fate by talking flooding.
For centuries folklore guided important decisions – from summer dress codes to the start of autumn harvesting. So fingers crossed that this article on flooding, written within a hailstone’s throw of St Swithun’s day (15 July), does not tempt fate and spoil the summer that has finally arrived for most of Britain. Yes, the nation’s air-conditioning systems have kicked into belated action and office supply companies have survived a run on free-standing fans, but it is wise to remember that, in the UK at least, we are never very far from a shower and … Please read the full article on the NBS sustainability hub.