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Scotland's new timber architecture (part 1)
Scotland's new timber architecture (part 1)  
There is a new, increased interest towards timber in Scotland, home to the highest woodland cover in Britain? Over the next three issues of BFF, Oliver Lowenstein will be looking beyond headline Scottish architectural projects, to uncover the main players in the new Highland architecture ...

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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...
      
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
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...
      
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...
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Passivhaus Trust is at the forefront of the Passivhaus movement in the UK “The organisations on this year's shortlist are all trail blazing when it comes to sustainable buildings and setting a very high benchmark which we hope will encourage others to follow suit and play their part in helping to protect the future of our planet.”
Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden’s Founder Director

Transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes “We have received many positive comments from the tenants of our retrofitted properties who are already enjoying a warmer, healthier Passivhaus living environment as well as reduced energy bills.”
Ron Beattie, of Beattie Passive

Modified wood product aims to save hardwood forests from the axe “3Wood makes the harvesting of native forests, unnecessary. We are aiming to replace all applications where today hardwood would be used if it were available – furniture, floors, frames and there are other possibilities – it is endless.” 3Wood is made from a complete log – includes wastewood.
3RT managing director Peter Torreele

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