Designing low carbon buildings – new toolkit from Swansea experiences

Designing low carbon buildings - new toolkit from Swansea experiences

The team that designed and built two low carbon buildings which generate their own energy at Swansea University, is publishing a toolkit of the design principles that they used.   The aim is to encourage others to construct similar “Active Buildings” as it would drastically cut the UK’s carbon

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

Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

Work has started on a green housing initiative that supports Bristol’s drive to be a carbon neutral city by 2030.   The 50 affordable homes in Shaldon Road are being constructed to PassivHaus principles, delivering high levels of energy efficiency and environmental enhancement.   The two, three and four bedroomed properties, which

5 sustainable home upgrades worth making

5 Sustainable Home Upgrades to Make in 2019

According to the Committee on Climate Change, the United Kingdom can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years. And seeing as homes account for 20% of our total emissions, there's no better place to start to enact changes than our houses. Read on to see how you can