Coolly, madly, greenly

sedum roofOpen House London helps to look at innovation in green design by showcasing new and renovated eco buildings.

Nearly half of the UK’s energy consumption comes from the ways in which our buildings are lit, heated and used. Creating sustainable design solutions are among the most urgent issues for architects and designers. Open House London will help you find out how we can build in a greener way whilst integrating design, whether through new build or retro-fitting existing buildings.

Open House also works in partnership with a number of organisations to help embed green design and thinking into our everyday lives. Some projects in 2009 included:

Camden walking mapguide – showing how to walk the borough year-round, get healthy, see some great buildings and lead the way in making a greener, cleaner, well-designed city. Launched as part of Car Free Day in Camden on 11 September and created by LB Camden in association with Open House and Legible London.

Cycling route competition. Londoners were invited to devise a bike-friendly route between Open House buildings, submit to us before the event, and the winning route is published here

Green Building Guide – looking at how to plan, design and live sustainably in the 21st Century by exploring all the different aspects of what makes a building ‘green’. In association with sustain’ magazine and the UK Green Building Council. Download the latest copy here