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.
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.
Green Register members Koru Architects, a Hove-based architects practice specialising in contemporary sustainable design, has hired an extra assistant to their small but expanding team due to increased demand for their services.
This new full-day event from the Good Homes Alliance looks interesting...
Alternative Models for New Housing
12 May 2017
Brenda from our fine city of Bristol
Insulation for the Nation was not a new Musical Youth (would they still go by that name?) song, but an excellent thirty minute look at the real issues the UK faces to reduce the CO2 emissions from its homes broadcast on Radio 4’s Costing the Earth series this week.
In February, a team of 20 volunteers from Green Register members PDP London worked with the charity Trees for Cities to plant 104 saplings, creating a new urban woodland in London whilst offsetting their paper usage from 2015 - 2016.
By doing this, they hope to show that architects can and should do their part to reduce climate change. One way is by reducing the excessive use of paper.
Michelle Sanchez, the Head of PDP London's Sustainability Team explains the importance of their initiative in an excellent article.
Accredited Passivhaus Design (APD) has gained planning permission for two new four-bedroom homes, which will be the first Passivhaus dwellings in the London Borough of Redbridge.
The three-storey houses are on a corner plot in Ilford, East London. The clients’ brief, when appointing APD, was for a contemporary design solution, which the Redbridge planners endorsed.
Green Register members Purcell are hosting an event with UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) coming up on February 8th called Greener Heritage.