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Search for the sustainable building trailblazers of 2017  Rate it
Ashden Awards Ashden has launched its call for entries for the 2017 Ashden Awards, offering the chance for global trailblazers in the sustainable buildings sector to receive recognition for their efforts. read more...

Hardwood substitute finally developed  Rate it
Modified wood product aims to save hardwood forests from the axe Researchers from the Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology (CNST) in South Australia have collaborated with Australian company 3RT Holdings Pty Ltd to develop a method for converting cheap pulpwood into a highly sustainable tropical hardwood substitute. read more...

Sustainability integration reaps award for Passivhaus designers  Rate it
Passivhaus Trust Awards for its design of Tigh na Croit Sustainability consultants HLMGreenBuild, alongside its architect HLM, has won the rural category at this year’s UK Passivhaus Trust Awards for its design of Tigh na Croit, demonstrating how high design quality and low energy can be achieved to deliver a sustainable and aesthetic scheme. read more...

Homeowners literally live under the same roof as birds and animals  Rate it
The first Habitat House property The first Habitat House property has officially been handed over to their new owners - Conceived by award-winning practice Featherstone Young, the Habitat House has been developed to both visually blend with The Estate's natural landscape as well as create enhanced opportunities for birds and other wildlife. The House1s form was conceived as emerging from the landscape rather than being imposed upon it, as is usually the case with a more traditionally-shaped house. read more...

New ecohome for disused quarry  Rate it
New ecohome for disused quarry A Sussex design and planning consultant and his clients are celebrating after gaining planning approval to turn a disused reservoir site into a post-modern home. Hailsham-based Glenn Moore of Glenn Moore Associates is well known for his sustainable, striking designs and dealing with challenging planning issues. read more...

Green Open Homes week at Waltham Forest june 2016  Rate it
Green Open Homes Green Open Homes week at Waltham forest is a great opportunity for people to visit homes in the borough that have been made greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Homes range from the traditional to the funky, large and small, low budget and high tech. read more...

A framework for productivity in construction  Rate it
A framework for productivity in construction Government figures released in April 2016, show the biggest fall in UK productivity since the financial crisis in 2008. In construction productivity has barely improved since 1997, with output per hour standing at £15,431 per worker for Q3 2015 - only 1.4 per cent higher than in 1997. read more...

Funeral business builds eco-funeral parlour with green technology  Rate it
Ian Hazel Funerals also offers eco-friendly caskets and woodland burials. What happens after we die is often a rather environmentally unfriendly business; but one funeral home in particular is helping to ‘green’ death with solar power and other eco-friendly practices. Our death can be an energy-intensive, toxic and wasteful process – the embalming, ornate coffins, elaborate funerals and cremation. None of these things are particularly beneficial to the dearly departed, but they can certainly help with the grieving process for those of us left behind. But it doesn’t have to be so environmentally destructive and increasingly, funeral homes are offering eco-friendly options. read more...
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