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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.

Zero carbon in the city - Summer 2010
GBmag Summer 2010  
Existing buildings are often the neglected Cinderellas of the green construction world. Less glamorous and less visible than new buildings, they are also easier to overlook in their potential for massive carbon reductions. Anthony Gormley writes: “The carbon crisis calls for a re-examination of our faith in the technological basis of Western progress. A change in belief is a cultural change; art and artists are implicated.” Architects and builders even more so. The carbon emissions from the buildings we design today will have implications for decades, or perhaps even centuries into the future. This article, by John Christophers, describes the recently completed ‘zero carbon’, part-retrofit house in Birmingham. The first part summarizes technical aspects of the project, before going on to describe the architectural design and materials.

First UK PassivHaus- Autumn 2009
GBmag Summer 2009  
By definition, low energy should equal low carbon. Certainly, lower running costs will encourage a wider interest, particularly among the public and commercial sector, but enhanced, not reduced, comfort levels are what John Williamson of JPW believes will be a large factor in the adoption of the PassivHaus standard in the UK until legislation potentially forces the construction industry to adopt a UK derivative.

Winter 2011 Passivhaus in Scotland
GBmag Winter 2011  
Cover story: A place where four seasons in one day can be a regular occurrence hardly seems like a realistic climate in which to achieve buildings that boast extremely low energy consumption, coupled with superior internal comfort levels. However, Steff Bell and many others believe that the Passivhaus standard has allowed such buildings to be achieved in Scotland and in most cases with ease. Given the success so far, could this standard provide a benchmark for future construction in the country, and the production of energy efficient buildings? .

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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...
      
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...
      
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...
      
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...
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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

The first Habitat House property "A contextual approach to materials and form and a stimulating and inspiring quality of spaces. These combined with the beautiful landscape and wildlife of Lower Mill Estate offers a distinctive and alternative architecture quite literally at one with nature."
Sarah Feathersone of Featherstone Young

New ecohome for disused quarry "I have taken the opportunity to turn a boring concrete-lined hole in the ground into an architectural form which tests boundaries in domestic architecture, will provide a focal point, and will encourage a debate about architecture.
Glenn Moore of Glenn Moore Associates



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