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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

Submitted by Dan on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:50

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.

Submitted by Caleb on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:54

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.