The Sustainability Centre to get ‘deep-green’ retrofit

The Sustainability Centre to get ‘deep-green’ retrofit

The Sustainability Centre has been providing community education and support for 21 years, with a special focus on environmental awareness and wellbeing.   Designed by Architype, The Sustainability Centre has been granted planning permission for their ‘New Learning Centre’ in the heart of the South Downs National Park.   With their ageing building

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

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

Passivhaus social housing development completes in Shropshire

Passivhaus social housing development completes in Shropshire

An exemplar Passivhaus residential scheme has been completed in Shropshire. A mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes have been handed over in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock. These are comprised of 2 shared ownership and 10 homes for social rental. The highly sustainable development is an exemplar model for unlocking

Ecological Building Systems sets sail for Belfast

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Ecological Building Systems will bring together a Passivhaus expert, a timber construction pioneer and a world-famous tourist attraction this November when the company takes its Perfect Airtight Seal Seminar Tour to Belfast’s Titanic venue.   Combining a celebration of the city’s shipbuilding heritage with its pioneering approach to creating a more sustainable,