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X is for... Extraordinary

This rare and unusual third-to-last letter in the modern English alphabet rounds up Max's first name and is the subject of this third "Max's…

A is for... "Acclaimed physicist and services engineer"

Continuing our series of blog posts devoted to Max's Legacy using each letter of his name, we're moving onto... A is for...  "acclaimed physicist…

M is for... "Most influential services engineer"

Following Max's recent decision to formally retire from the Max Fordham partnership, we are publishing a series of blog posts under the theme…

Passivhaus Myths

There are lots of preconceptions about what makes a Passivhaus building… and many of them are wrong! Passivhaus gives a way of designing and…

What should the built environment do about climate change? Insights into an in-house debate

Every week - or at least that's what we aim for! - we host an internal, informal 'Lunch Meet'. Previously they were cherished as whole-practice…

The London Boroughs 2020 – Viewpoint on Net Zero Carbon

As Sustainability Leader at Max Fordham, I recently contributed to 'The London Boroughs 2020', a publication by New London Architecture. The…

We're Net Zero Carbon!

We’re proud to report that our offices have been verified as being net zero carbon (for operational energy related emissions) in accordance with…

Carbon Offsetting – friend or foe?

We have always tried to make our offices as efficient as possible and have made many improvements to the buildings that we inhabit. Recently,…

Lightening our Environmental Load

Over the last year all five of our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester have been aiming high in our attempts to lower…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 2 - Acoustics)

It’s not enough to design a building that suits the environment it is built in, you also have to try and make a building suit whatever environment…

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