Twenty years ago The Green Register (TGR) was conceived at my kitchen table after months and months of mulling over an idea I'd had to create an independent, sustainable building training organisation.
I had identified three issues I wanted to address, that is to provide:
- unbiased technical information;
- a register of professionals committed to sustainable building available to potential clients;
- a network for like minded people who could support each other and share ideas.
It’s a single story rear extension to a handsome early Victorian semi-detached villa in Elgin Park, Redland. The extension contains a garden sitting and a dining area and extends back into the existing kitchen which has been refurbished and re-planned, as well as its external openings enlarged to a single opening, in order for the space to flow into the extension.
The extension is very much influenced by principles learned from TGR seminars over the years. Whilst it is not built to Passivhaus principles, it does incorporate:
- High levels of insulation:
Anstey Street: “Energy saving retrofit and remodelling of a Victorian 2-bed home in Bristol”
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Extension, Full re-furbishment, garden studio and extensive Landscaping works.
An old 3 up 3 down house on a large plot looking down over the countryside, built in mid 60s.
Aim - Sympathetic modernisation, extension, new front porch, large rear garden
studio. Permaculture landscaping front and back.
We are currently in the process of making the property and extension watertight.
Enjoy this testimonial from Jillian Mitchell, Director at Lomas & Mitchell Architects and a member of our steering group. We cannot thank Jillian enough for her invaluable input & work over the years!
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we have a video from the wonderful Brian Murphy about his experiences running courses and working with us! For more information on Brian's work, visit the Green Building Encyclopedia website.
Drummond Road: Energy saving retrofit and remodelling of a 1960s 2-bed home in Bristol
Joshua and his clients met through The Green Register, and Joshua created this 'Retrofit Action Plan to improve the energy efficiency of their home.
Backwell Eco Homes
Built on a plot formerly occupied by a large unused warehouse, this low-energy, low-impact eco-home takes full advantage of its magnificent setting within the North Somerset Countryside. The house was recently completed as a self-build project by husband & wife team for their young family, who brought the plot with planning permission obtained by Askew Cavanna.
"The Green Register has been a source of information, support and inspiration for our practice since I took Lucy Pedler's 2-day Sustainable Building and Services course and joined TGR in 2010. Over the years I have attended numerous innovative site visits, researched the materials and contacts made, and attended informative seminars, most recently on PAS 2030. All this has been fundamental to the development of our practice specialty in low-carbon design, as well as the expansion of interest in eco-retrofit in Cambridgeshire, and now nationally through webinars." - Margaret Reynolds