Category: Buildings

A New Lease of Life for the Hebburn Eco Centre

Almost 20 years since the Eco Centre opened, Groundwork have refurbished their innovative headquarters in Hebburn, reaffirming its green credentials and their commitment to minimising their impact on the environment....

Rivergreen Revisited

Nearly 10 years since completion, I visited the Rivergreen Centre in Durham to see how it’s performing. When I returned to the North East in 2005, I didn’t know many...

Spacehus: Zero Carbon Homes in Blyth

Spacehus delivers a pilot project of four zero carbon homes in Blyth offering tenants a life without energy bills. February saw the unveiling of four new low-energy homes in Northumberland,...

Eco Self-Build in Upper Weardale

Phil and Joy Newbold have built themselves a compact low-energy home in Upper Weardale which achieves near-Passivhaus standards whilst nestling sympathetically into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “You will...

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