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Submitted by birgit on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:09

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.
 
Submitted by birgit on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:29

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.

Submitted by Dan on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:28

Yesterday twelve visitors attended a site visit organised by The Green Register to a typical 1930s house undergoing an extensive retrofit in Bristol. 

Submitted by Richard on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:30

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.

Submitted by Dan on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:23

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.

Submitted by birgit on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:57

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.

Submitted by birgit on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:44

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.

Submitted by birgit on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:00

This new full-day event from the Good Homes Alliance looks interesting...

Alternative Models for New Housing
12 May 2017

Submitted by Dan on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:09

Brenda from our fine city of Bristol