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A new study says environmentally friendly schools are creating high levels of CO2 in classrooms causing pupils to feel drowsy

 

Schools constructed under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative have been found to have poor ventilation and increased air-tightness. This leads to a build-up of CO2 in classrooms, causing pupils to feel drowsy and affecting their learning performance.

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The AJ can reveal the first pictures of Alsop Architects’ ‘Chips’ housing scheme in New Islington, Manchester

 

According to Alsop, the 100m-long, nine-storey building for developer Urban Splash was inspired ‘by three fat chips piled on top of one another’.

The 142-apartment scheme, which sits between the Ashton and Rochdale canals, has a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats.

The upper storeys are clad in ‘newspaper print’ to ‘echo the industrial heritage of the surrounding Ancoats area’.

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Well, this is quite ugly isn’t it.   What is the yellow cylinder in the foreground?

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British local councils have a new weapon in their arsenal of devices that collectively and indiscriminately punish teenagers simply for being young. The new tool is a pink overhead light designed to exaggerate acne, with the intention of making children so unhappy and insecure about their appearances that they go somewhere else

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