Zero Energy Bills for what may be the UK’s Greenest Victorian Homes

Zero Energy Bills for what may be the UK’s Greenest Victorian Homes

Victorian townhouses in Manchester have become the first homes in Europe to achieve the world's toughest performance standards set by the renowned German Passivhaus Institute.   Featuring Nobel prize-winning super material graphene and a host of world first technologies, these 125 year old properties outperform 99.9% of new builds - a true

Lego-style solar panels may smash energy prices

Lego-style solar panels may smash energy prices

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme.   With energy use in buildings predicted to double or even triple by 2050, and most home energy used to heat water, project PVadapt promises to crack

Cities could swallow 290,000 square kilometres of wildlife habitat by 2030

Cities could swallow 290,000 square kilometres of wildlife habitat by 2030

An area of natural habitat larger than New Zealand could be swallowed by growing cities between now and 2030, according to projections released today by an international team of scientists. Environmental non-profit The Nature Conservancy (TNC) led the assessment, alongside partners including Future Earth, Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC), ICLEI-Local Governments

Pilot scheme to create more eco homes in Warwickshire

Pilot scheme to create more eco homes in Warwickshire

A pilot scheme between a Warwickshire housing development company and Warwick District Council will lead to the creation of eight new eco homes in the area. AC Lloyd Homes, which is based at Tachbrook Park, Warwick, has started building eight eco homes as part of Phase 1B of Oakley Grove