The Eco-Home Design Guide

The Eco-Home Design Guide

The Eco-Home Design Guide is the fantastic new book from Christopher Day. Designing an eco home is about working with your house’s place and situation, not about relying on intrusive technology and hi-tech materials. Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, common-sense

New database of ‘passive house’ components

New database of 'passive house' components

Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All of the products, which have been independently tested and certified with reference to their energy-relevant qualities, are listed together with relevant technical information; triple-glazed windows

Green Building’s LEED Credit Promotes Sustainable Forestry

Green Building’s LEED Credit Promotes Sustainable Forestry

The UK green building movement – from architects and builders to specifiers and planners – can now benefit from an expanded range of responsibly-sourced timber and forest products eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).   The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently issued an Alternative Compliance Path (ACP).

Sustainable luxury living with eggHomes

Sustainable luxury living with egg

Thanks to a range of ground-breaking sustainable features and prominent partnerships with leading research and development teams, a hamlet of properties set on generous plots overlooking the rolling Cumbrian countryside will have SAP ratings of between 92% and 98% and have been described by an SAP Surveyor as ‘one of

Energys saves Hackney College 320 tonnes of CO2

Energys Group saves Hackney Community College 320 tonnes of CO2 a year in major energy retrofit upgrade

The college, which supports the success of over 9,000 students each year from its award-winning Shoreditch campus in the heart of east London, has converted 4,900 lamps to LED, as well as implementing boiler optimisation controls and specialist insulation – supplied and installed by Energys Group. The project forms part