Future Plymouth 2030 - Webinar Series

The Future Plymouth 2030: Climate Emergency in the Built Environment webinar series is running for the rest of 2020 and have some great webinars lined up! Open to all Plymouth RIBA members, these sessions "intend to discuss collaborative journeys required to achieve reduced carbon development, presenting some of the tools necessary to realise a sustainable city and help to define a better path for a viable future for Plymouth."

Upcoming webinars:

#2 Plymouth & South West Climate Issues - November 18th

#3 Embodied Energy and Whole Life Carbon - December 2nd

20th Anniversary - Message from our director, Lucy

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.

Ascent Architecture - Elgin Park Case Study

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:

AMBS Solutions Eco Project

1 MAYFLOWER CLOSE

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.

Askew Cavanna Project

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.

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