High expectations for low carbon heat network funds

High expectations for low carbon heat network funds

REHAU has welcomed the recent launch of the Government’s £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), which will support the development of new heat networks from 2019.   As one of the UK market leaders in district heating pipes, REHAU believes that the announcement will inspire confidence in the UK district

Shopping park achieves ‘BREEAM’ and ‘carbon neutral’ status

Shopping park achieves BREEAM and carbon neutral

Developers, Hammerson has proudly announced that its Elliott’s Field Phase II in Rugby has achieved two sustainability world firsts, having been awarded an interim Outstanding BREEAM rating in addition to becoming the first shopping park globally designed to be carbon neutral.   These achievements follow Hammerson’s recent commitment to becoming Net

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

Sustainability a Key Aspect of new Village Hall

Lakeview Village Hall - BBM Architects

BBM Architects were appointed as architect for a new village hall within the rapidly enlarging neighbourhood of Great Easthall to the northeast of Sittingbourne in Kent. For the new building, named by local residents as Lakeview Village Hall, BBM’s pitch was to create a ‘marker on the map’; to provide

Low carbon energy system offers ‘near’ off-grid living

A concept home in north Yorkshire, claimed to be a new breed of energy efficient house features roof mounted solar panels and solar thermal panels (PV-T) linked to an underground energy storage system, the house will generate 13,000+ kWh of electricity and heat a year: 5,000 kWh will be used