Reading Sustainability Centre goes hydro!

With all the doom and gloom of government cuts to the pre registration of Feed in Tariffs Reading Sustainabilty Centre have some good news. They have been planning to develop a hydro power scheme to supply renewable electricity generated by the fall of water at Caversham weir in Reading and they are moving

Construction training can be fun and thoughtful!

Students on a 4 week Carpentry course run by Construction Youth Trust (CYT) were tasked with building a bespoke dining table made from 400 year old Baltic Pine recovered from Kings Cross Granary, just behind Kings Cross Station. The carpentry course funded by Camden Council ‘Build Brighter Futures' programme, in partnership

School wins ‘large project’ category of Passivhaus awards

Wilkinson primary school has scooped first prize in the prestigious UK Passivhaus Awards 2015.  Proof, if it was needed that Architype has a very successful history of delivering high quality designs at the cutting edge of sustainable architecture which  spans right across the building spectrum.  This particular commission was for the replacement of

Pensioners can be ‘friends of the earth’!

Home owners at one of the first zero carbon retirement villages in the UK are celebrating after paying no energy bills in the first year of living there – with some being handed back more than £125.   The award-winning Waterside development is set within the grounds of Middleton Hall Retirement Village,

Edible wall helps win national Considerate Constructor award

A construction site in Ashington has won a national competition thanks to pupils from a local school. An ‘Incredible Edible’ living wall was created on the site of the former Ashington hospital, where pupils used recycled materials to make bird feeders and bottle gardens, planted old pallets with herbs, lettuce