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55. To Passivhaus -- and Beyond

Environmentally, socially and spiritually beneficial buildings
Passivhaus (Passive House) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the buildings ecological footprint. But it is much more that sounds

54: Anatomy of a Building Project

 “What are the stages of a building project?” clients often ask. “Where do we start and how long will it take ?” “What does it all cost and who will help?”  Here it is

53: Now Might Be The Best Time To Build

• Building costs are down between 5% and 10%• The trend could last 12 months...read on

52: Pandemic and Church Buildings

Are we starting to see some changes that may have far-reaching impacts on the Christian church and upon its buildings. Download 175Kb

51: How Keep Your Church Cool in Summer

For some of you this is not a problem but for most it can be. Here are a few tips... Download 170Kb

50. Reality Check

Reality Check asks, “How can we get back to the core business of the Church?”Click here to download...

49. Building more Wells

What kind of spaces does the agile church need in the 21stC?…Click here to download 268 kb

48. Changing Heritage Buildings and The Too Hard Basket

So why would you want to change a heritage church building?…Click here to download 261 kb

47. Innovation in Church Kitchens.

Reach Church Kitchen by Reuben Kuah
The tight little kitchen that serves over 200 people quickly.…Click here or the title to download 990 kb

46. Looking Up

This is a new series about experiences. If our buildings are valuable assets, shouldn’t we protect them against becoming liabilities? …Click here or the image to download 168kb

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  • 55. To Passivhaus -- and Beyond
  • 54: Anatomy of a Building Project
  • 53: Now Might Be The Best Time To Build
  • 52: Pandemic and Church Buildings
  • 51: How Keep Your Church Cool in Summer
  • 50. Reality Check
  • 49. Building more Wells
  • 48. Changing Heritage Buildings and The Too Hard Basket
  • 47. Innovation in Church Kitchens.
  • 46. Looking Up
  • B:logs 34 - 45. Church Property Discussion Resources
  • 33. Index to 32 Blogs.
  • 32. Enabling Development - Do We Still Need Fundraising?
  • 31. Enabling Development - How Can We Be Responsible?
  • 30. Enabling Development - What Happens If You Ignore the Opportunity?
  • 29.Enabling Development - What Can it Enable?
  • 28. Enabling Development - What Is It?
  • 27. Mission and Buildings - Being a Good Client
  • 26. Mission and Buildings - Selecting a Building Contractor
  • 25. Mission and Buildings - Development Agreements
  • 24. Buildings and Mission - Obtaining Approvals
  • 23. Buildings - Where Next in the Process?
  • 22. Buildings - Where to Start?
  • 21. House Analogies - Resting and Nurturing
  • 20. House Analogies - The Study and the Shed
  • 19. House Analogies - Taking Meals Together
  • 18. House Analogies - Relationships and Socialising
  • 17. House analogies - Welcome and Presentation
  • 16: House Analogies - Intro
  • 15: Core Business v Buildings
  • 14. Retal Analogies: The Largest Chain with The Gospel as its product
  • 13. Retail Analogies: Managing the Threshhold
  • 12. Retail Analogies: High Street Locations
  • 11. Retail Analogies: The Church in the Street
  • 10. 21stC Church: Epilogue
  • 9. 21stC Church: 4 of 4 Wise Stewards
  • 8. 21stC Church: 3 of 4 Offering Hospitality
  • 7. 21stC Church: 2 of 4. Encouraging Relationships
  • 6. 21stC Church: Better in New or Heritage Building? 1 of 4
  • 5. Mission Enabled: Hospitality
  • 4. Seven Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
  • 3. Development & Mission
  • 2. Property Barriers to the Church's Mission
  • 1b. Funding Changes To Church Property
  • 1a. Leading Change in Church Buildings
  • Create Vision Selects Studio B's St Aldates New Entrance for Favourite Image
  • Shortlisted for Sustainable Building Award
  • Mooroolbark salvation Army Centre Open
  • Studio B Profiled in Architect Victoria
  • Studio B published in a book Sacred Architecture by Braun Publishing