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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)  
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

Green Building Bible Volume 2 (fourth edition)
Green Building Bible Volume 2 (fourth edition)  
'Technical Reference' is Part 2 of the most comprehensive and practical introduction to green building ever!

Spring 2015: Co-operative Straw Bale
Spring 2015: Co-operative Straw Bale  
Cover story: To build an affordable self-build roundhouse - fully compliant with national building regulations and brings the ‘reciprocal’ roof structure into the mainstream was not an easy task. Janta Wheelhouse and his family embarked upon a major permaculture project in the West Midlands and the roundhouse is the latest addition to the project. Here Janta demonstrates how inspirational, beautiful, creative and practical such a building can be and how it can involve the wider community as part of a diverse, multifunctional agro-forestry demonstration site.. Janta reports...

PDF Version of: Spring 2013: A Straw Bale Adventure
GBmag Spring 2013  
Cover story: It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to build something as pioneering as straw bale cottages. However, the opportunity arose for St Ann's Gate Architects in 2011, when they were approached by the National Trust to help resolve the rebuilding of a pair of listed thatched cottages, which had been totally lost to fire within a Dorset Conservation Area.

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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition (both books)

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These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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Consumers want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber
In a poll carried out by WWF, 76 per cent of UK consumers want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new survey finds. Major timber-related businesses from the UK and other EU countries, from producers to retailers, have also signed a new statement to the European Commission calling for the EU to tighten the current rules on illegal timber use.  read more...
Widespread layoffs follow squashing of Green Deal
Construction and refurbishment businesses across the UK are reeling after Green deal got trashed by the UK government. Mr Paul Greaves, the managing director of Firstcall Home Assist and Firstcall Trade services said: 'Many companies have done exactly what the Government had asked and invested thousands of pounds training and developing new and existing staff, in what was thought to be the 'biggest retrofit since the Second World War', only then to see them back out and pull the funding with devastating effect.'  read more...
First Passivhaus Youth Hostel gets underway
Work is about to start on the UK's first ever Passivhaus Bunk House, designed and managed by Potter & Holmes Architects. As well as being first, the Passivhaus Certified project will also be the largest building in Gloucestershire with this certification. When completed in Spring 2016, the new bedrooms will play host to parties of school children as well as providing accommodation for those attending courses and workshops run by the building owner, New Brewery Arts.  read more...
WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign
An influential and long established organisation which represents much of the timber trade in the UK has officially signed up to support WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign, allowing the campaign’s sustainability message to reach much of the UK’s timber industry.  read more...
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Consumers want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber “Such practices only devalue the market for wood products and the forests they come from, and will only lead to further pressure on forests being completely converted for other land uses. We just cannot let this happen.”
Anand Punja, the UK’s Timber Trade Federation’s Head of Sustainability

WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign “Trade bodies like the TTF can and do play a significant role in bringing about new business norms that create sustainable industries as well as sustainable forests."
Julia Young, Manager of WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network Manager in the UK

Burwalls House energy saving redevelopment begins “We provided an Energy Statement, SAP and SBEM Calculations to help the new-build elements achieve Code Level 3 and the whole site hit a 15% reduction in energy. To minimise both energy demand and the use of renewables, we upgraded the existing stables to current regulations and improved the energy efficiency of the new build elements.”
Marcus Eves, Darren Evans Assessments Ltd

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