Architects, consultants and journalists have come together on Twitter to create a unique network of specialists around sustainability in architecture and the built environment.

In a survey carried out by Building Design magazine, #BDTwitter100, sustainability tweeters were among the most nominated individuals and, though some have only a few followers, Building Design judged their Tweets to be amongst the most useful. There are plenty of technical questions raised, debated and answered around issues as diverse as Living Architecture and Passivhaus right through to government policy and the state of our housing stock and a continual sharing of inspirational projects and experiments.

“Sustainability actually matters to many more people than just those that feel strongly enough to join a specific forum online. On Twitter all these different communities are mixing and interacting with each other and with anyone that wants to get involved,” says Elrond Burrell, an associate at Architype. “Twitter’s power comes from this kind of dynamic diversity and openness, and also its speed. Last week there was a wide ranging and technically quite detailed discussion around ventilation in Passivhaus buildings. After a particular point was raised someone else joined in and provided links to a series of technical papers and reports from conferences with extremely useful post occupancy evaluation data. Where else does such beneficial interaction take place?”

Building Design manually reviewed each of the profiles of the nominees for the #BDTwitter100 and pulled all the sustainability tweeters into a single group and then selected the top 10 they viewed as the most useful to UK architects - "Their tweets are mainly on subject, they were nominated by other specialists, they are knowledgeable when it comes to policy and guidelines, engaged in innovative projects or research and they exhibit a high level of interaction with other specialists and built environment professionals."



@wolfgangfeist - Wolfgang Feist 
Curious physicist with interests in sustainability, energy efficiency especially. Passivhaus leader.

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@ecominimalnick - Nick Grant
Certified Passivhaus Consultant excited by sustainable building design. Technical director of UK Passivhaus Trust and AECB Trustee but views are my own.

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Environmental architect & doctoral researcher at UCL Energy Institute. Co-founder of Architecture for Change. Author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook.


@Kate_de - Kate de Selincourt
Editing, writing & research on sustainable building and the environment


@mark_elton - Mark Elton
Cornish architect at ECDA in London, designing, writing & talking about green buildings (new-build and retrofit). Certified Passivhaus designer and proud dad.


@55n - Matt Bridgestock
Director @johngilbertarch and 55º North :: Passivhaus Architect :: Urban Designer :: Cyclist :: Mountaineer


@building4change - Jo Smit
Building4change is the day job of Jo Smit, journalist. Into buildings, sustainability and what’s coming


@jbere - Justin Bere
#architect without boundaries; #passivhaus; #passivehouse; bere:architects; also see @berearchitects

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Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer keen to close the gap between design & building and theory & performance.


@elrondburrell - Elrond Burrell
#Passivhaus #BIM #UKBIMcrew #GlobalBIMCrew // UK Architect // Associate at @ArchitypeUK // Kiwi Expat