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Low tech, low cost, high performance
Low tech, low cost, high performance
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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 ...

This is a four page article. First published in december 2013

The question then is: how to combine high fabric performance with low impact materials while responding to the local surroundings? This is what inspired me in the conception of Springfield House. As mentioned earlier, spatial enjoyment and aesthetics are also of importance and we are working to a tight construction budget (1100-1300/m2) to achieve these ambitions.

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The Green Building Bible 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.

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