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Leeds to lead in energy retrofit

The Government recently announced £88million funding to be shared between 24 councils under the Green Deal Communities scheme, which aims to fuel a street-by-street approach to energy efficiency across the country, from Peterborough to Plymouth, London to Leeds. It’s great news for all the local...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 08:45



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Passivhaus boasts impressive results

The BBC’s Inside Out programme recently took a visit to what is the UK’s largest Passivhaus development, near Saffron Walden in rural Essex. This kind of coverage is great news, as it raises the profile of the super energy-efficient building technique that may have a greater up-front cost, but has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:45



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Read all about it - super low-carbon homes court the public

There were the days when only lavish rooms, sweeping driveways, swimming pools and fancy cornices got you column inches in the property press – but now, green credentials are catching up as something worth crowing about. First up, a set of straw bale homes in Essex built by a housing association,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/10/2013 - 09:15