Author: Adam Vaughan

Each Home Counts

The striking contrast between two housing developments in the North West shows that lessons in low energy housing must be learnt.  In November I travelled over to see the Lancaster...

E-bike Maintenance

E-bikes are trouble-free but like all bicycles, they require regular maintenance. For years I’ve owned bikes that were best described as ‘cheap and cheerful’. When a bike doesn’t owe you...

Two Ecohomes Secure Planning Permission

Proposals for two low-energy ecohomes in the North East have recently secured planning approval. A quick look at the UK map of certified Passivhaus projects tells you everything you need...

Footprint 2018

Taking steps towards a more positive and sustainable future. Last weekend I attended Footprint 2018 at Durham University. Run over two days, the event was a series of seminars, workshops,...

No Time to Waste

Newcastle’s Waste Commission publishes final recommendations and the City Council sets to work implementing ambitious waste strategy. Last year, Newcastle City Council set up a task force to consider how...

E-bike Diary – Summer

It’s nearly a year since I bought my e-bike. My partner skeptically assumed it was just an expensive toy, but I’ve surprised her, and myself! Regular readers will already know...

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