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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

24/02/2014

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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

14/10/2013

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Building the future of energy efficiency

Building regulations are a big part of ensuring the homes and buildings of the future are both lower carbon and lower in terms of running costs - and newer, tougher standards are coming in the spring of 2014. The measures require a six per cent cut in domestic buildings, and nine per cent for non...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/09/2013 - 08:45

04/09/2013

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