Tag Archive for 'building'

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 […]

Ecobuild exhibition and seminars at ExCeL London- 20 to 22 March 2012

February 4th, 2012 by Events

Ecobuild, the world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, takes place at London’s ExCeL from Tuesday 20 March to Thursday 22 March 2012. Over 1,500 suppliers will be exhibiting, from companies such as Saint-Gobain, BASF Construction Chemicals, Kingspan, Vaillant, and Worcester Bosch, to up and comers in Ecobuild’s Green shoots entrepreneurs’ […]

National training centre for energy efficient building expertise opens

December 18th, 2011 by Centre of Refurbishment Excellence

Thousands of UK construction trainees are set to benefit from a new national centre for sustainable building skills launched in Stoke-on-Trent. CoRE, the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence, was officially opened by Andrew Stunell MP, Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Built at a cost of £11.4 million, CoRE, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, will […]

Guernsey’s Limegreen Buildings offers sustainable building solutions

July 21st, 2011 by Stuart Ogier

Guernsey Granite Ltd., going under the banner Design Build, offers design, project management and construction services to clients in the public and private sector. The company produces ecologically sustainable, natural buildings using a conscientious approach from design to finishing touches.  It can deliver energy efficient, beautiful, breathable, natural and healthy living spaces.

Eurban solid timber panels are from sustainably managed forests and minimise on-site construction waste

January 31st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Atelier BasMooArc designed the new home at Portelet using Eurban solid timber panels. Eurban sourced their laminated pine panels for the Portelet home from a manufacturer in Switzerland.  The panels were manufactured from slices of glued laminated timber or glulam (as opposed to layers of board) which changes the grain direction and makes the panels […]

Ecobuild 2011 at ExCeL, London from 1 to 3 March

January 19th, 2011 by International Business Events Limited

Ecobuild, the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment takes place at ExCel in London from 1 to 3 March 2011.  The exhibition and the seminars are free to attend. The conference has three concurrent streams: Making sustainable construction happen Beyond construction: achieving a sustainable future and Design architecture […]

Architect Jamie Falla of BasMooarc opens his home to the public on Saturday 17 July

July 15th, 2010 by Vanessa

Architect Jamie Falla of BasMooarc is providing a tour of his home, which is under construction, to the public on Saturday 17 July 2010 between 1 pm and 3 pm. La Cabousse has been built from sustainably sourced laminated and glued pine.  The laminated pine walls and roof went up over a period of ten […]

The Guardian reports on research at the University of Bath on straw bale construction

July 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Guardian newspaper reports on straw bale construction research at the University of Bath in their article Is straw the building material of the future? Researchers from the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath have built a balehaus made of prefabricated straw and hemp panels to test how they perform […]

Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute discusses energy building efficiency at a Stanford University seminar

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

During his seminar Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute says “Let’s start with my own house which is 2200 metres up in the Rocky Mountains where the lowest temperatures I have observed are -44 °C (-47 °F).  You can get frost any day of the year.  We have had it on the 4 July.  […]

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