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A man who can't put up a shelf can build a house

After moving into his energy-efficient off-the-peg kit-house, Julian - Head of Communications at the Energy Saving Trust - reflects on some key themes. Why I did what I did People ask me why I decided to do an eco self-build project. They expect me to ramble on about saving the planet and although...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:26



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The next big thing: mini energy efficient homes

Binishell. Certainly not the most evocative word. But, as Forbes and others insist, it’s one you might have to be familiarising yourself with in the coming years. You might even end up living in one. The Binishell concept has reared its head in the last five years or so, and aims to make ultra...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/02/2015 - 09:00



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Latest crossroads for carbon targets

When it comes to climate targets, 2020 and 2050 are the big dates. Given its imminence, it’s the former that’s hot news right now – with the view of working towards the latter. The UN’s climate change conference in Warsaw has called on nations to publish their plans for curbing emissions after 2020...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/11/2013 - 08:45



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Staycation in style in an eco superhome

In a guest blog, SuperHomes online marketing manager, Gordon Glass, takes a look at eco-homes which can offer inspiration to those seeking to implement energy efficiency measures in their own homes or for anyone looking to take a holiday at a green guest house. As the UK enjoys the hottest summer...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 09:00



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Why sustainable housing doesn't need to cost the earth

Greenbuild editor, Lucy Young, examines the case for a sustainable built environment and the range of benefits it brings, from energy security through to job creation, highlighting the reasons why we just can't afford not to go green. “This green stuff you write about, it’s not really important any...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 18/04/2013 - 15:40