Tag Archive for 'Construction'

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 […]

Retrofit Solutions 2011 conference – Renovating the UK housing stock for a sustainable future

March 11th, 2011 by Institution of Civil Engineers

The Retrofit Solutions 2011 conference takes place at The Centennial Centre, 100 Icknield Port Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham from 17 to 18 May 2011. The conference focuses on the challenges to the implementation of retrofitting large housing stock. Clients, contractors, consultants and all those associated with the retrofit supply chain will come together to find […]

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 […]

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

Good Foundations – Towards a low carbon, high well-being built environment

April 22nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

February 2010: The New Economics Foundation (NEF) have produced a report, Good Foundations, commissioned by the Happold Trust, which explores how architects, engineers, planners and policymakers can ensure that new development projects work for people and the planet. The report is targeted at those involved in the day-to-day creation of urban neighbourhoods and places – […]

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 […]

Activehouse website – Building Sustainable and Liveable Homes for the future

April 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Activehouse.info is a network and knowledge sharing website. Active Houses can be new-build or renovation. They can be homes, offices or public buildings.  Active House proposes a target framework for how to design and renovate such buildings that contribute positively to human health and well-being by focusing on the indoor and outdoor environment and the […]

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