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Further investigations into absent insulation: - Tony Cowling has returned to the family home that he visited during the DraughtBusters project, as reported in the last issue of Green Building (Autumn 2013, Volume 23, No 2, page 16). This home had lots of problems and his team returned to undertake further remedial work. Here Tony explains what they did...

Biodiversity and buildings - For the first time ever, the UK’s wildlife organisations joined forces to undertake a health check of nature in the UK. The report, published May 2013, revealed that a whopping 60% of the species studied had declined over the past fifty years. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. "This important document provides a stark warning: far more species are declining than increasing in the UK, including many of our most treasured species," conservationsist and broadcaster David Attenborough said in an introduction to the study...

Solid wall insulation and conservation: - There are plenty of sound reasons for insulating an older home - for improved comfort, reduced energy bills, even as a buffer in the unthinkable event of fuel stoppages. So what is holding homeowners back from embracing solid wall insulation? Aside from the cost and the disruption, one common objection is the assumption the work could be detrimental to the looks of a property. In this article Gordon Glass looks at the successful insulation approaches used for three London SuperHomes. All three are in a conservation area, so preserving period looks was a key requirement of the brief. These examples show that major thermal improvements can be made with little or no loss of period character. Each has been an inspiration to others and different approaches were taken in each case...

Regent's Place, London: - Completion of the north east quarter at Regent’s Place on 2013 marks the end of the final phase of construction on the estate. Jo Moulds reports...

Low tech, low cost, high performance (cover story): - Sustainable buildings are often defined by the green technologies that adorn their surfaces, usually at a high embodied energy and financial cost. Other green buildings have avoided active technologies, but in both cases many would argue that much of sustainable design is often at best aesthetically and spatially uninspiring and unremarkable. Wilf Meynell describes the new home that he has been developing...

Step by step towards EnerPHit: - Earlier issues of Green Building have shown us the benefits and challenges of renovating single family homes to the Passivhaus refurbishment standard; EnerPHit. But what of much larger buildings, and situations where EnerPHit is the eventual goal but the current budget doesn’t match this aspiration? Adam Tilford offers some insight...

Battery coupled solar PV system for dwellings: - There is no doubt that solar PV can save households money on energy bills. Assisting this is the Feed-in Tariff, which allows domestic solar PV owners to offset the capital cost of the installation. The shortfall in this arrangement, however, is that solar PV generates most of its electricity when the typical household is using the least. If the electricity could be stored for use on site, could further savings be made? This body of research investigates the financial viability of incorporating electricity storage in a generating household and if the installation costs can be offset in a shorter timescale. Christian Sayer and Mike George explain...

Central St Giles, London: - Central St Giles is the first UK project by Italian architect Renzo Piano. It is a step change development, notable for its iconic citrus façades, part of former mayor, Ken Livingstone’s ‘London Plan’, and at the east end of the UK’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street. Jo Moulds reports on the sustainability findings so far...

AECB Local Groups: - The AECB has a network of local groups across the UK. These provide a great opportunity to meet with fellow AECB members. For more details of dates and venues visit the AECB website (www.aecb.net) or contact debbie@aecb.net. The following reports from local group events give a flavour of some of the activities you could get involved with. Members are keen to share their knowledge and expertise on different aspects of sustainable building.

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The forum debate
Insiders - reports from around the industry

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Cover story: Sustainable buildings are often defined by the green technologies that adorn their surfaces, usually at a high embodied energy and financial cost. Other green buildings have avoided active technologies, but in both cases many would argue that much of sustainable design is often at best aesthetically and spatially uninspiring and unremarkable. Wilf Meynell describes the new home that he has been developing...
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