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Tales from the Joist End

Retrofit projects require careful detailing to secure the necessary energy efficiency improvements without compromising the building fabric. In the second of our articles on retrofit, we’re going to take a...

5 Barriers to Retrofit

In the first of a new series on Retrofit, we look at the main barriers to making serious energy efficiency improvements to our existing housing stock. The collapse of coal and...

Carbon Negative Farm Steading

This carbon negative conversion of a farm steading in Northumberland blends into a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. One building stood out for me at last year’s RIBA awards ceremony....

The Air We Breathe

Tackling air pollution gives us a great opportunity to improve the quality and sustainability of our cities. Air pollution has dominated the news headlines over the last few months. The...

Top Posts of 2016

As Tracing Green reaches it’s 2nd birthday, we bring you the Top 5 posts of 2016. As 2016 draws to a close, we’re celebrating Tracing Green’s 2nd birthday. This year...

Barn Inspired Office in Northumberland

A firm of ecology consultants has built a barn-inspired low-impact office to nestle into its rural Northumberland setting. E3 Ecology is a specialist ecology consultancy based in Wark near Hexham....