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Clean Growth Plan: Next government should re-introduce a 2050-ready new-build homes policy

• One in five new homes only achieve a 'C' rating • Claims zero carbon homes are too expensive to build are myths Authors: Julian Roberts, Head of Communications, Energy Saving Trust, and Joseph Cosier, Policy Officer, Energy Saving Trust More than 150,000 new homes are built every year in the UK,...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:47

31/05/2017

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Sustainable self-build homes - a likely future for Welsh developments?

One Planet Caravan - Courtesy of Mark Waghorn Architects Ltd • Policy points to low-impact future • Home and caravan designed to tread light on the land • We need to stop being 'passive consumers' - architect The Welsh Government's One Planet Development policy is a forward-thinking approach to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:53

15/06/2016

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Building using waste is far from a rubbish idea

A rubbish house in Brighton has been getting a lot of attention recently. Not a really bad one, but one made almost entirely out of waste products. From a waste timber frame to inside-out carpet tiles providing a waterproof outer ‘skin’, the experimental home in the grounds of the University of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/08/2014 - 08:45

07/08/2014

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Living the self-build dream

H ighlighting the importance of planning ahead to help ensure success, Julian Roberts continues to chart his progress as he builds his own eco home. I’m not shy of admitting that when it comes to doing practical things, I’m bottom of the class. If the truth be told, I’m not building my own house at...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:00

08/04/2014

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