Tag Archive for 'home'

Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

Home – a film about planet Earth

April 24th, 2011 by Richard Lord

I presume the free showing of this cinematic masterpiece on Youtube is made possible by the corporate sponsorship shown in the first minute of the film.    

Look at what’s available to borrow on Ecomodo?

June 16th, 2010 by Meriel

With summer well and truly on its way you’re probably making plans, and those plans are likely to involve some gear. We want you all to make good use of what’s around you before you rush out to buy new stuff. The chances are that everything you need to get those jobs done, try out […]

Sizing the power output of a photovoltaic system to cover the running load of your home

May 27th, 2010 by Gavin Lanoe

The running load or standing load as it is sometimes known is the amount of electricity your house uses while you are not home. This electrical load is from the devices that are switched on all the time like refrigerators and alarm clocks etc. For my home this list includes…. Computer Equipment • Server PC […]

Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change

April 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To download paper click link: Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change

Catherine Mohr discusses embodied energy in cleaning up a kitchen spill and building her home

April 21st, 2010 by Richard Lord

Catherine Mohr’s gave an informative and entertaining presentation to TED in February 2010. Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures. In this presentation she speaks about the embodied energy in the resources we use.  To illustrate the concept of embodied energy she begins by comparing the embodied energy in the various ways […]

Guernsey Housing Association work on new Energy efficient homes – Steve Williams

April 6th, 2010 by Steve

For anyone interested the text below sets out how we approached investigating and setting a brief for our new energy efficient homes that are being completed at Victoria Avenue.  To date, people have moved into 36 properties with the last 22 homes completing in May.  I prepared the script below for the States Energy Policy group […]

A paper from the Royal Academy of Engineering: Engineering a low carbon built environment

March 22nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Engineering a low carbon built environment Engineering a low carbon built environment by The Royal Academy of Engineering

Existing Homes Alliance

February 2nd, 2010 by admin

The UKs Existing Homes Alliance published their manifesto on 1 February 2010.  The manifesto states that the UK housing sector should achieve a 42% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 based on 1990 levels.  The organisation estimates that the cost of treating individual homes with a whole house retrofit to improve energy efficiency to […]