The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

In an idyllic location in West Wales, a house is being built. However, this is no ordinary house. In what is believed to be a world first, its walls are being built out of Miscanthus bales.   A collaborative project by the University of Aberystwyth, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and

Rehau renews commitment to sustainability

Rehau renews commitment to sustainability

REHAU has renewed its membership to the Passivhaus Trust, reaffirming the company’s commitment to delivering the most sustainable and energy efficient solutions to its customers.   REHAU has been a member of the Passivhaus Trust since 2015, and offers a number of products which bear the Passivhaus Standard certification – namely

RHS turns over a new leaf with Kingspan Tek

RHS turns over a new leaf with Kingspan Tek

The Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has been erected in just three weeks to form the structure of a new office building at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) flagship gardens in Wisley.   RHS Wisley is currently undergoing a major renewal programme, including re-landscaping its grounds and the

Hackney lead the way on timber building

Hackney lead the way on timber building

Hackney Council, the first local authority in England to actively promote timber construction in its planning policy has recently been showcasing its achievements in the field and are also offering guided tours of the latest in a long line of successful timber builds in the borough.   In 2012 the Council hosted

Ashden launch 2018 search for energy efficient trailblazers

Ashden launch 2018 search for energy efficient trailblazers

Ashden Awards has launched its call for entries for the 2018 Ashden Awards, offering the chance for global trailblazers in the sustainable buildings sector to receive recognition for their efforts.   The Ashden Awards aim to uncover the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and in developing countries and