Category: Buildings

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....

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....

Energy-Efficient Living at Hexham Gate

A new collection of low-energy homes in Hexham is raising the ‘energy-efficiency’ bar for developer housing in the region. The terms eco-friendly, sustainable and low-energy are common in the language...

Cohousing Durham

Cohousing allows communities to meet the challenges of modern day life in a sustainable way. (Photo: Lancaster Cohousing project) Earlier this month I joined an inspiring group of people for the...

Carbon Reduction at intu Metrocentre

As intu Metrocentre approaches its 30th birthday, I meet the centre’s management to discuss their ambitious carbon reduction programme and more … In 1986, the Metrocentre rose from the ashes...

Low Carbon Living in Mickley

A new family house near Stocksfield demonstrates that low carbon living can be both stylish and affordable. A couple of weeks ago, I called in to meet Liam Newton and...

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