Ashden Awards announce the shortlist for 2016

Tŷ-Mawr Lime Ltd's breathable insulation systems are environmentally friendly and can be retrofitted to historic buildings as well as to newly built houses.

Pioneering organisations based in India, London, China and Wales have been shortlisted in the Sustainable Buildings category for the Ashden UK and International Awards.   The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support to help scale up their work

Stroma Tech proud sponsors of BREEAM Awards 2016

Greenest building in Europe’s green capital

With the BREEAM Awards 2016 approaching, Stroma Tech is proud to be attending the event as the Lead Sponsor. As a market-leader for providing accredited testing, assessment and consultancy services for the Built Environment sector, the BREEAM Awards are a significant event in Stroma Tech’s calendar. Stroma Tech are the

Zero energy classroom opens to plaudits

Net zero energy classroom

On Friday 2nd October, Yanwath Primary School will officially unveil their brand-new ultra-energy-efficient, eco-classroom. This net zero energy building will have a minus EPC Rating, as the building will generate more energy than it consumes mostly thanks to its solar PV roof.   Its construction used modern materials and techniques, and this

Loneliness in old age could be reduced – new report

A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) finds that residential housing (retirement village) with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.   The report, funded by Audley Retirement and Bupa, surveyed residents of retirement villages

Disappointment with ‘Fixing the Foundations’

Last month the treasury announced the scrapping of the zero carbon building standards. The statement was presented within detailed documents, published as part of George Osborne's economic productivity drive called, ‘Fixing the Foundations.'   The plans have been received with a wave of disappointment from across the industry. Businesses throughout the UK