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

A Greener Great Britain?

Renewable energy will be the future in terms of sustaining the planet once fossil fuels run out.

In the past month we have had a dramatic exit from Europe followed by a change of Prime Minister. This has had an impact on Britain’s environmental future. In a previous article 'Green Building' examined the impact of Brexit on British environmental policy. This article, however, this article discusses how

Acme clay tiles used for pioneering ‘zero bills’ home

Acme clay tiles used for Pioneering Zero Bills home

An innovative, affordable zero bills home created by architects Zed Factory, is using Acme clay plain tiles from Marley Eternit to help meet strict sustainability criteria.   The demonstration house launched at the BRE Innovation Park in March 2016. It will be one of the first properties to be assessed under

Passivhaus uses ISO-BLOCO-ONE sealing tape

The award winning Whitwell House has achieved Passivhaus standards with ISO-CHEMIE sealing tape

High performance foam sealing tape has helped a specialist timber frame building achieve Passivhaus low energy standards.   Whitwell House passive house is a five bedroom detached family house located in the conservation area of Whitwell village on the north shore of Rutland Water.   The house has been designed to the Passivhaus low

MBE for one of Britain’s greenest architects

The WISE building at CAT

Staff at the Centre for Alternative Technology are celebrating that one of the architects behind its award winning building, The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) has been awarded an MBE in this year’s New Year Honours list.   Pat Borer has been closely involved with the Centre for Alternative Technology for