There's sun, at the end of the tunnel!

I’ve been waiting decades for this moment.

Ever since my father built and erected a wind turbine in our back garden in 1975, I hoped that a time would come when common sense would prevail and renewable energy would be seen for what it is: a clean, carbon neutral, unlimited and free-at-source of energy that does no harm to our beautiful planet – our one and only home.

TGR members - free place available at BSRIA event: Collaborative Working to Deliver Sustainable Environments

We're pleased to be able to offer all TGR members a free place at BSRIA's forthcoming CPD event - The Green Register's Director, Lucy Pedler, is speaking amongst others.

Collaborative Working to Deliver Sustainable Environments
24 November 2017
The Lanchashire suite, Lancashire Cricket club, Talbot Road Manchester M16 0PX

There is a greater awareness on occupant wellbeing, so it is important that industry works together to provide an environment that meets the needs of the occupant, whatever the function of the building.

Holy Beebricks Batgirl!

Cycling through the city was noticeably different last week after the excellent BioDiversity Bitesize talk given by ecologist Rachel Crookes and lead sustainability Joanna Peacock from Eight Associates.

Biodiversity can often be seen as one of the softer sides of construction but the presentation clearly explained the hard legal implications of failing to plan buildings or developments with nature in mind.

How to Deliver Near & Zero Energy Homes - partner rate for TGR members

TGR members claim partner rate for this new event from GHA...
 
Summary
The Greater London Authority (GLA) already requires all new homes to achieve a zero carbon target, and several devolved administrations and local authorities, including in Manchester, are considering the standard they should adopt for low carbon housing. This event will explore the options available for meeting ‘nearly zero’ or zero carbon housing targets, and examine case studies that show how to deliver the target in practice.
 

Natural Fibre Insulation CPDs from ASBP - 50% off for Green Register members

Natural insulation products and systems are beginning to move from the margins of UK construction into more widespread use. But what are the benefits?

The ASBP has developed an introductory CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products and systems available on the market.

You will gain an understanding of designing with natural fibre insulation, health, safety and sustainability aspects and how natural fibre insulation can greatly enhance the performance of buildings.

Member Offer - Book - SAP The Essential Guide for Dwelling Designers & Architects

Members of The Green Register can benefit from this great offer.  Fellow TGR member Energy Saving Experts, have a new book, and are offering to members at the reduced rate of £22 inc free delivery.

SAP – The Essential Guide for Dwelling Designers & Architects

This 174-page A4 Paperback guide looks in detail at what input is required for SAP calculations, and how that impacts on the results. What should dwelling designers focus on to get the best results? The answers will be here.

Improving Homes - Masterclass in Solid Wall Insulation

Interestingly, in this week of publishing manifestos, the Conservative Party’s website new post on Monday was on Fixing the Broken Housing Market. With an emboldened pledge that they will do this, the favourites to win June 8th’s election, unsurprisingly end the piece using a construction metaphor - that prime minister is determined to build a better Britain.

APD completes Crawley’s first Passivhaus development

Crawley Borough Council’s first Passivhaus development, designed by Green Register members Accredited Passivhaus Design, has been completed and certified to the Passivhaus Standard.

Gales Place in Three Bridges provides 13 new affordable homes - six flats and seven houses - for local residents. Each property is so thermally efficient that a radiator and two towel rails will heat it even in mid-winter.

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