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Ashdon Award for Sustainable Building 2017  Rate it
Passivhaus Trust is at the forefront of the Passivhaus movement in the UK Carbon Co-op, Haileybury Youth Trust, T.R. Hamzah and Yeang, and Passivhaus Trust shortlisted for prestigious Ashden Awards in Sustainable Buildings categories. Pioneering organisations based in Uganda, Malaysia, and the UK have been shortlisted in the Sustainable Buildings categories for the Ashden UK and International Awards. read more...read more...

New working party to tackle indoor air pollution in homes  Rate it
Indoor air Pollution A new working party addressing the challenges of indoor air pollution and its negative impact on people’s health in homes is launching today (12 April) at the “Better homes, better air, better health” event in London. This event is bringing together the research and practice communities across the medical and built environment sectors to help reduce exposure to indoor air pollution. read more...read more...

Transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes  Rate it
Transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes A new pilot scheme transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes has seen energy consumption slashed by over 80 per cent. The project, known as Retrofit Plus, has been carried out by Beattie Passive alongside Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd and iZDesign to see how changes made to houses could cut heating energy bills and lift low-income households out of fuel poverty. read more...read more...

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...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...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...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...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...read more...
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