‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

A new objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces that clearly demonstrates appliance manufacturers’ commitment to improving air quality has been welcomed by government.   Commenting on the new clearSkies scheme a spokesperson for Defra said: “We welcome this launch of the

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

Homeowners and landlords can now see for themselves how the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme can help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.   Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma recently unveiled a new opportunity for consumers to get tips for making their homes more energy efficient, and details

New partnership to deliver zero-carbon affordable homes

Developer Hill Group has formed a joint venture partnership with Bioregional Homes to build zero-carbon, affordable homes that are for sale to local people.   The partnership will embrace Bioregional Homes’ One Planet Living® principles – building homes that are zero carbon, from sustainable materials using modern methods of construction

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

How do we ensure zero carbon targets result in zero emission buildings? Many cities and regions want to adopt a zero carbon standard for new housing. There are clear imperatives to reduce the carbon emissions resulting from the built environment. However, we are currently not achieving any significant year-on-year reductions