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Turning a home extension into an energy saving opportunity

• Space and warm rooms key issues for householders • Going beyond Building Regulations can bring gains • Insulation, heating and lighting to tackle as you extend In the last three years, 16 per cent of homeowners have extended their property. It can be an attractive idea: it adds space and value,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:23



Green strategy and politics Local and community energy green economy Heritage restoration Heron Corn Mill hydro hydroelectricity Listed buildings energy refurbishment water mill energy

Hydropower meets history

Low-carbon refurbishment on period buildings is often seen as a difficult task - but one of the oldest surviving working watermills in the UK is showing the rest how it’s done. Heron Corn Mill in Cumbria, which in its current form dates back to 1740, is set to reopen to the public in April...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/03/2014 - 08:45



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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