Max Fordham Blog

New Metrics for Communal Heating Design

Max Fordham worked on a recently completed Passivhaus apartment building in London, where communal heating was required by policy. Part of the…

Sleep Well - Designing a Good Night's Sleep in a Warming Climate

You’re awake. Again. Still. The covers are off and your skin prickles with moisture. The low, glowing light of the clock says 5.05 but to you…

Can Collaboration Solve London's Energy Conundrum?

This week Max Fordham signed up as supporters of LETI – The London Environment Transformation Initiative. This is a group of over 150 cross-disciplinary…

Mind the Gap

As a Practice, we have been designing low energy buildings for decades. We are now focusing on how to ensure we can achieve low energy performance…

'Beyond the Bonfire': Green Sky Thinking 2016

The discussions at Max Fordham’s Greensky Thinking Event Sustainable Housing: Beyond the Bonfire last night were filled with encouragement. It…

Heat Networks - I Don't Hate Them, They're Just Not Working

In his recent blog post, Casey Cole suggested that I ‘really, really don’t like heat networks’. That isn’t true. If Combined Heat and Power…

Overheating in Housing- A Hot Topic

Last summer, now but a distant memory, there were a number of industry events held, and reports and guidance published, on the subject of overheating…

Is there a hidden cost for sustainable homes?

In a recent roundtable in Building magazine, a number of housing experts discussed ‘The True Cost of Sustainable Homes’, highlighting some interesting…