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

Will the city of the future be sustainable?

Will the city of the future be sustainable?

The sci-fi vision of 'the city of the future' with sleek skyscrapers and flying cars has started to give way to a more plausible, human, practical, and 'green' vision known as the 'smart city'. Whilst smart city visions differ, at their heart is the notion that in the coming decades,

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

UK homes will take at least 100 years to go fully green

UK homes to take at least 100 years to go fully green

As the Government prepare to release their plan to reduce carbon emissions new data reveals that we need to triple the rate we insulate our homes to meet our international Paris commitments, as consumers say they would insulate their homes if there was a Government subsidy. It will take over